Stop plans to close the OTTER GALLERY at the University of Chichester

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Roger Pinkham
2 years ago
Judi Pinkham

As an art student at Bishop Otter College during the 70’s I felt privileged to be in an environment surrounded by amazing works of art. I am dismayed that the gallery may close and believe that not all the factors have been considered by the university concerning the appropriate environmental conditions, security, care & maintenance that is necessary for works of art no matter what medium. My love of art lead me to train at the V&A museum and eventually became senior conservator at theNational Museumof Wales. The art collection should remain at it’s current site where it can be cared for correctly and seen by students and the wider public in perpetuity and not displayed in a corridor.

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Nicholas O'Connor
2 years ago
The uni already has a careers centre, much of it online with backups across all campuses. The reason for the gallery closure is not proven in reality.

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Marius Kwint
2 years ago
I respectfully but passionately urge Professor Harper and the University of Chichester to reconsider and reverse the plans to close the Otter Gallery. Our new purpose-designed gallery in the Eldon Building at the University of Portsmouth was closed by Professor Harper in her previous post, with sadly ineffective opposition. We lost an important resource, built over years and years of careful programming, for collaborating with artists and other exhibitors near and far, for building relationships with local communities, for showcasing staff and student creative work, and for supporting curatorial engagement and education that has been crucial to many careers. Develop maybe; close no.

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Jeremy Broadribb
2 years ago
This is beancounter-driven barbarism of the worst kind and must be stopped before it spreads

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Jonathan Koestle-Cate
2 years ago
It's really important to keep places like the Otter Gallery going. Universities should care much more than they do about the cultural resources at their disposal and in their care.

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sally bosson
2 years ago
Art should be free to all. This is about equality regardless of income. How can you educate when you deny access. It's another reason to visit Chichester and although born here I don't find many if them. Close this and its another nail in the coffin.

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Helen Martino
2 years ago
Galleries in academic institutions are essential to open young people’s eyes. Old people’s top of course. Creativity in all walks of life is essential.

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Roisin Sullivan
2 years ago
Art is incredibly I profane, artists need a space to be represented and to maintain a healthy society to allow the public to explore their freedom or though and expression (article in the 12 human rights) to maintain a healthy society.

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Lesley Phillipson
3 years ago
The closure of this gallery would be a terrible loss to the University with its long established reputation as an important centre for the visual arts.

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Sue Smith
3 years ago
Need all the galleries we have!!