Professor Adrian Heathfield from the Department of Drama, Theatre and Performance opened the Doing Time exhibition at the 57th Venice Biennale, which features the works of the renowned artist Tehching Hsieh. Housed in the Palazzo delle Prigioni, close to St. Mark's Square, Doing Time is the most comprehensive exhibition of the artist's work to date. Detailed installations of two of Hsieh's One Year Performances – 'Time Clock Piece' and 'Outdoor Piece' – are on show, in which he pursued unprecedented acts of endurance, as well as three previously unseen works for the camera: Road Repair, Exposure and Jump.
On 18 May, 28 Drama, Theatre and Performance students will perform at the Horniman Museum and Gardens in a one off production with the People Show, as part of the Museums at Night festival.
Frazer Blaxland, a graduate of Roehampton in Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies, will be taking the lead role of Jesus in an open-air Community Passion Play. The community production of up to 250 performers will take place through the streets of Marlborough in Wiltshire on Easter Sunday.
Adrian Heathfield, Professor of Performance and Visual Culture in the Department of Drama, Theatre and Performance, will curate Taiwan's Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale, opening in May 2017.
Dr Emily Orley, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Drama, Theatre and Performance, will be presenting her solo performance Searching Shadows at the One Festival in London in January.
The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016 has again ranked the University of Roehampton as the best modern university in London, after its annual league table was published yesterday.
Celebrations and expectations for future employment are top of the agenda for 1,900 students who have graduated from the University of Roehampton this week.