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European Fine Art Masters Tutors

The Art Society Nature coordinator and tutors are research active practitioners and the programme is supported by a core team of regular tutors with visiting tutors joining the programme to teach specific practical modules.

Rachel Kirk

Maker & Print Tutor, European Fine Arts
Fine Art Masters Tutor

Rachel is a Graphic Designer, Communications Consultant and Educator. She holds an MA in Graphic Communication Design at Central Saint Martins, UAL, where she now teaches Critical and Contextual Studies alongside other design modules. Rachel has a broad design and communications skillset and over fifteen years of experience working primarily with not-for-profit organisations and start-ups focusing on sustainability and socially-engaged practice. Alongside leading the Maker & Print module for European Fine Arts, Rachel

Cecilia Bonilla

Tutor, European Fine Art Masters
Fine Art Masters Tutor

Cecilia Bonilla is a multi-disciplinary visual artist working with collage, installation, assemblage and video. She completed her post-graduate studies at Chelsea College of Art and Design and now lives and works in Margate, UK. She has taught at postgraduate level in various universities including University of the Creative Arts, Farnham and Canterbury and The University of Bedfordshire.

Recent exhibitions include: "The Touch of Others" commissioned by The Eye Sees, Pepineire, France(2023); Campo Art Festival, Laguna Garzon, Uruguay (2022); "Contagio" (2020), Cecilia Brunson Projects, London; "Notices in a Mutable Terrain" (2019), Piero Atchugarry gallery, Miami; "I’ts Not Forever" (2018), Galeria del Paseo, Punta; del Este, Uruguay. Her videos have been screened at Arnolfini, Bristol (2013), at Charlie Dutton Gallery, London (2012), at EyeBeam, NY (2013), amongst others.

Melissa Ryke

Professor of English at Esä
Fine Art Masters Tutor

Melissa is an Australian artist. A graduate of the Schools of Fine Arts in Australia and France and of the European Post-Graduate Diploma in Art and Sound (EPAS) at the KASK in Ghent (2020), her creative research focuses on a playful and poetic investigation of everyday life and on experimentation with audiovisual installations. Using these media, she approaches the notion of bodily experience from a phenomenological angle. Her most recent projects explore the notion of 'embodied listening'; the listening, recording and broadcasting of sound as a haptic and sensory experience.

Rebecca Truscott-Elves

Memoire and Sculpture Tutor, European Fine Art Masters
Fine Art Masters Tutor

Rebecca Elves is a multidisciplinary artist making ceramic, drawn and painted beings which work to quietly repair the fabric between worlds. Selected recent exhibitions include A Siren’s Call, commissioned as part of Art in Romney Marsh (2023); Lido Open, Lido Stores, Margate (2023, selected by Charles Williams); In and Beyond Things at Limbo Arts, Margate (solo, 2023); Supple Octopus with Coral Brookes at The Tub, Hackney (2022); What I See I’ll Never Tell at Wilder Gallery, London (2021); Ghosts That Live Amongst Us (2020) at 155a Gallery and The Studio at 4 a.m. at Hastings Contemporary (2020), curated by Anne Ryan. Rebecca has spoken about her practice at venues including Drawing Room’s Drawing Research Forum (2023) and the University of Gloucestershire’s Home Symposium (2022). In 2016 she graduated from the Royal College of Art, where she received the Gordon Peter Pickard Award to make drawings in Montréal. She has recently completed her fully funded practice-led PhD, during which she was awarded a 2021 British Council Venice Research Fellowship.

Ian Bottle

Tutor, European Fine Art Masters
Fine Art Masters Tutor

Ian's work spans painting, sculpture, drawing, photography and artists books. He completed his MA in painting at Chelsea School of Art after studying to BA at Newcastle Polytechnic. Originally from Kent, he returned to the coast to set up a studio and work as a Senior Lecturer in Fine Art in the School of Further Education at University for the Creative Arts in Canterbury. Ian has continued to show work throughout his career whilst participating in a variety of research projects that have continued to shape his practice.

Dominic Rose

Tutor, European Fine Art Masters
Fine Art Masters Tutor

Dominic Rose is an artist living in Margate. Working across a variety of media including photography, sculpture and found materials, his work explores the role of the artist and artwork in the era of hyper-production, as well as ideas around materials and waste.
A dual national and bilingual in French, Dominic teaches aspects of 20th century French art history and culture, with students working with print and French language. The course includes Situationism, Collapsologie and protest with work being produced in screenprint and letterpress.
Dominic is himself a graduate of the European Fine Art Masters programme at The Margate School.

Sława Harasymowicz

Making Digital Tutor, European Fine Art Masters
Fine Art Masters Tutor

Sława Harasymowicz is an artist currently based on the East Kent coast. Her practice is largely narrative-driven and she works with drawing, moving image, different photographic and print techniques, installation, writing and sound.

After graduating from The Royal College of Art in London she produced a body of work responding to Sigmund Freud’s ‘Wolf Man’ including a book and exhibition. She has exhibited at The National Poetry Library Southbank Centre, London, the Ethnographic Museum of Kraków, Poland, and The Freud Museum, London. In progress is a site-specific project in Germany.
She is currently completing a practice-based PhD in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. Harasymowicz has lectured at the Royal College of Art, UCA, and other universities in London and beyond.

Ania Dabrowska

Photography Tutor, European Fine Art Masters
Fine Art Masters Tutor

Ania is an award-winning artist working in photography, moving image, installation, text and sound. She is interested in the impact that different registers of time, space and cultural identities might have on each other when configured together in new works, in particular the creative and political potency of archives in a contemporary cultural context.

Recent exhibitions include the solo show The House Was Like Her at Daphne Oram Gallery, Canterbury (2022), Supple Octopus with Coral Brookes at The Tub, Hackney (2022), What I See I’ll Never Tell at Wilder Gallery, London (2021), The Studio at 4am at Hastings Contemporary (2020), and duo show Plus One with Catherine Anyango Grünewald at Limbo Arts, Margate (2019).

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