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  • 15 June 2005
  • Media exhibition a matter of life and death for students

    One of the images from The Journey by Gemma Maguire

    One of the images from The Journey by Gemma Maguire

    Birth, death and beyond are some of the themes linking work by students at a new degree show at the University of Sussex.

    Thirty final-year students on the Media Practice and Theory BA degree course will exhibit photographs, film and interactive installations at a public showing from 4pm on Wednesday 22 June and Thursday, 23 June, from 10am to 6pm in the Gardner Arts Centre gallery, University of Sussex campus, Falmer.

    Exhibits include:

    • The Journey: A photographic diary by Gemma Maguire of her sister's pregnancy;
    • Yoof Club: A video documentary on Brighton Youth Centre by Tom Palmer, who is also a youth worker;
    • The Hidden Homeless: A photo essay by Anna Dichello on the lives of homeless people;
    • No Man's Land: A series of photos by Chris Kempshall of vandalised or neglected war memorials in England and France;
    • I Go Looking For You In Places I Know: Three short films by Madeleine Mullett exploring memories and mourning through the deaths of her grandmothers and mother;
    • Curious Encounters: An interactive piece by Ellie Moseley about ghosts and haunting memories;
    • The Menorah: Peter Moores' animation about the legacy of Second World War internment camps.

    Media Practice and Theory offers academic study and practical teaching in video, digital photography and interactive media. Final-year students are asked to produce a single piece of work in a chosen medium, the results of which form the degree show.

    Head of Media Practice and film-maker Lizzie Thynne, says: "The BA in Media Practice and Theory is a unique degree programme which offers students a chance to develop their conceptual skills through both practical work and theoretical and critical reflection. This is the second cohort to graduate and we are very proud of what they have achieved across a range of media.""


    Notes for editors 

    • If you would like images or to take photographs, please contact the University of Sussex Press office.
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    University of Sussex Press office contacts: Maggie Clune or Jacqui Bealing. Tel: 01273 678 888 or email or


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