Cuph Conversations in Coventry...

A programme of talks in Coventry at the Herbert Art Gallery saw industry leading figures discuss their practice, technology and the future of the medium. These talks in partnership with GRAIN open to students, alumni and the general public. 



Coventry University Photography Department (CUPH) in association with Grain Projects was proud to host the first in our series of artists in conversation, Kate Peters.

Originally hailing from the midlands, Kate is now based in London, working internationally on personal and commercial photographic projects. Spanning genres, Kate’s work is informed by a respect and understanding of the craft of image-making. She has a particular interest in the representation of women and notions of identity and performance in everyday life. Highlights in her career journey include a Guardian Weekend Magazine commission to photograph 32 Olympic hopefuls including Sir Chris Hoy, Jessica Ennis and Mo Farah and having her portrait of Julian Assange, the founder of Wikilieaks featured on the cover of TIME magazine. Kate has collaborated with the National Portrait Gallery as a Creative Connections artist in working with Year 10 art students from Haverstock school to produce workshops and create new artworks for the gallery. A selection of Kate’s portraits form part of the permanent collection at the National Portrait gallery, London.

Peters spoke to a sold out audience at the Herbert Gallery in Coventry. 


Image credit: Emily Jones



Curating Ubiquity: Photographic Value after the Internet

Coventry University Photography Department (CUPH) in collaboration with Grain projects was proud to host the third in our series of industry professionals in conversation, Katrina Sluis.

Sluis is a curator, writer and media educator who is presently Senior Curator (Digital Programme) at The Photographers’ Gallery and Co-Director of the Centre of the Study of the Networked Image, London South Bank University. With a technical background in systems administration and early internet technologies, her work is concerned with photography’s relationship to computation, its social circulation and cultural value. 

Sluis spoke to the audience at Herbert Gallery in Coventry as part of our series of talks around contmeporary imagery.


 Image Credit: Emily Jones.

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