Course leader of Foundation Art & Design Sean Kaye co-curated a series of exhibitions Fully Awake together with Ian Hartshorne, Head of Painting at Manchester School of Art.
Fully Awake is a cycle of exhibitions with a focus on an intergenerational approach to how painting is taught. It featured works by thirteen artists currently teaching at UK art institutions alongside of two guest artists, one of whom they have taught, and the other who has taught them.
The exhibition explores new ways to understand the development and variety of contemporary British painting with a lineage of influence among different generations of artists.
Sean Kaye and Ian Hartshorne are both lecturers with strong academic reputations and practising artists with track records of exhibiting and have a commitment to developing artists both in and out of art schools. As curators of Fully Awake they managed to show the many levels of influence between different generations of artists.
Fully Awake 5.6 is open till 3 November at Freelands Foundation in London.