Arts Pass Exhibition: Does it matter

From: Fri 22 April, 5:00pm
To: Fri 6 May, 5:00pm

Venue: LU Arts Project Space


We are delighted to announce that this year’s Art Pass Student Exhibition has been awarded to second year Fine Art student, Chaz Howkins. Through film and photography Chaz investigates the complexities of gender and its significance within contemporary society. ‘Chad’ is a male alter ego, and features in both the moving and static works on display, ‘glitching gender. 

Chaz is keen that this project promotes a less ‘fixed’ and more open understanding of the gender spectrum: “I want to open people’s minds to the concept that gender is fluid.  The video piece explores gender as performance and demonstrates how an individual can alter their physical appearance so slightly, and yet be perceived as a different gender… for me it highlights the fact that gender is not innate.”

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Exhibition Opening
Friday 22 April, 5-7pm
Join us for refreshments to celebrate the opening of this exhibition and a live performance by Chaz Howkins.

Does it Matter? – A conversation
Wednesday 4 May, 2-3pm
Hear about Chaz’s work and experience preparing work for this exhibition, followed by a presentation by artist Elly Clarke.

This informal event is designed as an opportunity to share research and influences that relate to this project. The event is free and all are welcome. The event is part of Freefest, a week-long festival celebrating student’s creativity. 

Exhibition times
Mon - Fri, 10am - 5pm


Loughborough University Arts

Martin Hall Building

Loughborough University

Loughborough LE11 3TU, UK

01509 222 948