Created: Thursday, 19th June, 2014 - 16:48

Following their project with Beige magazine, now second year BA (Hons) Fashion Promotion students at UCA Rochester are exhibiting their work at the Zandra Rhodes Gallery. 

Opening Reception: Thursday 25 September 5.30-7.30pm. 

The exhibition will be open until 18 October, where students' work shows a provocative fashioned response to the photographic work of KIAD (Kent Institute of Art & Design) lecturer Tessa Boffin, which addressed issues of sexual identity and the representation of the LGBT community in the 1980s and 90s

Opening Times

Monday - Friday: 10am - 8pm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sundays: closed
Admission Free

Stolen Glances comes from the book – Stolen Glances: Lesbian Photography Anthology by Tessa Boffin and Jean Fraser 1991.


First year students on the BA (Hons) Fashion Promotion course at Rochester have recently been involved in an exciting project with Beige fashion magazine, where they have worked with the UCA Tessa Boffin photography archive and refashioned her work for a contemporary audience. 

Working with Beige Magazine and UCA Archivist Rebekah Taylor, Tony Charalambous, First Year Coordinator on BA (Hons) Fashion Promotion at UCA Rochester, embedded the live project into the Integrating Fashion Communication project. Students produced a series of images inspired by the Tessa Boffin Archive and those shortlisted will feature in Beige Magazine - online and in print.

Each day for a week, a different student's work was featured on Beige UK's website. Students featured are Jiorgia Castle, Amal Muhumud, Charlotte Illingworth, Rhiana Kalsi, Shannon McGrath, Emily Gardener, Jenna Doran-Twyford and Akta Bavalia. 

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Tony, who is really impressed with the high quality work created by his first year students, said: "Everybody was excited at the prospect of igniting the archive in this way – and it gave our Year One students a fantastic opportunity to work on a 'live' project that addressed real issues and would appeal to a younger demographic."

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