Seevic art student shows work at Tate Modern

Thursday, 16 June 2016

A Seevic art student will have his work shown at one of the world’s most famous galleries.

Joshua Cheng has been selected from hundreds of artists all over the world to be part of the Tate Modern’s “What is the Future of Art?” exhibition.

The work will be shown in the Turbine Hall, the largest exhibition space at the gallery on the banks of the Thames, throughout the opening weekend this weekend.

Joshua ChengJoshua, who has just finished studying Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at the college in Runnymede Chase, Benfleet, said he couldn’t believe his work had been picked.

He said: “I feel overwhelmed, it is one of those feelings that is hard to describe.

“I’ve been at Seevic for three years, since I did my A Levels, and this year has been the best year. Everyone was more frantic and I feel closer with everyone in my class.”

Joshua, who lives in South Ockendon, will see his work projected onto TV screens in the Turbine Hall.

The digital artwork, is named Mirai which is Japanese for “future”. The moving image clip is a culmination of three years of work at Seevic.

Joshua, 19, will now go to the University of Westminster to study contemporary media practice and hopes to break into the Japanese music industry.

Tad Blower, Programme Area Manager for Creative and Performing Arts, said: “Students on our Foundation Art and Design course are encouraged to create challenging and original artwork; preparing them to progress onto some of the most prestigious art colleges in the country. 

“Josh has thrived at Seevic; producing films, photographs, installations and live performances that explore identity and sexuality. He has pushed boundaries and worked outside his comfort zone to make art that fully deserves to be shown at one of the world’s greatest art galleries.

“We’re all really proud of him at Seevic - he could quite easily be the next Grayson Perry.”

A creative and intensive post A-Level course, the Foundation Diploma at Seevic is perfect if you plan to pursue a career in the creative industries.

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