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By: Tracie Shaylor
MA students from The University of Bolton to host an International Fine Art Exhibition.
# 3 [18 April 2012]
Kerry Phippen - Contemporary Scottish Fine Artist
Kerry Phippen (b.1968 Perth Scotland) achieved First Class honours in Drawing for Fine Art at Swindon College of Art & Design (2001-04) followed by MFA with distinction at Bath Spa University College (2004-05). Her drawings and paintings are developed from a prolific output of sketches and Phippen’s playful dark narratives place an emphasis on beauty, humour and emotion.
Exhibiting extensively since graduation, Kerry’s work has been seen at the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition (2008 and 2009); The Jerwood Drawing Prize (2006 and 2007); RWA Autumn Exhibition (2006,2007,2008,2009,2011); The Derbyshire Prize (2008); Royal Scottish Academy(2008) – winner of the Grampian Hospitals Arts Prize; The Celeste Painting Prize (2009); as well as several showings at London and New York Art fairs. Kerry’s ink drawing ‘Ghoul School’ is held as part of the collection of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum.
Kerry has been recently awarded ‘Excellence in watercolour’ for ‘Reindeer’s Tears’ at this year’s RWA autumn exhibition, from a series of work inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen’.
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Woolston intervenes within supply chains, re-appropriating product, meaning and metaphor. Located somewhere between Process and Povera, she presents a ‘rhizomatic’ assault on systems that place financial ‘profit’ above societal ‘value’ in a world defined by ‘finite’ resources.
Her practice covers Installation, Film and Photography.
Previous clients have included Guys Hospital / London, HM Prison Service, Intel, ITV, London Print Studio, Maerz Arts Association / Linz, Mitsubishi, National Geographic Traveller, Psychologies Magazine, Tenderpixel Gallery / London and the Walker Art Gallery / Liverpool.
She is currently short-listed for the Liverpool Art Prize 2012: http://liverpoolartprize.com/
More detailed information related to her practice can be found here:
# 1 [16 April 2012]
Alan Buckingham, Senior Fine Arts Lecturer at the University said:
“This particular group of graduates have collected together a strong selection of artists to show with them for the interim MA exhibition, in a highly ambitious decision to extend the boundaries and the possibilities of this show. Each student is at a critical point in their careers- midway through their postgraduate study and already producing work to a very high standard, - and as you will see, their work justifiably sits amongst the work of other well known artists in this show. They have worked so hard to get to this point and I wish them every success in this venture.”
The group will present the exhibition ‘Encompass’ at the Grade ll listed Falcon Mill, Bolton which has recently undergone major refurbishment. The group shares the same ethos of collaboration and regeneration as the mill developer Wayne Nicholas.
A private view will be held on Friday 18th May 2012 6pm-9pm.
The exhibition then runs until Sunday 17th June 2012 and will open to the public Friday-Sunday 12pm-5pm culminating on the weekend of Bolton Arts Festival. Admission is free.
Artists Sharon Forrest (2011 Bolton Open 1st prize winner), Stuart Hine, Siobhain Moakes and Tracie Shaylor (2011 NW NADFAS winner) currently studying towards an MA Fine Art Degree at the University of Bolton have collaborated to curate the forthcoming exhibition ‘Encompass’ featuring work from a number of prominent emerging and international artists.
Contributing artists are: David Mach, Ian Irvine, Kerry Phippen, Robyn Woolston, Ed Pien, Jason Simpson, Amanda Rae, Ed Pien, Adrian Moakes, Pete Marsh, Valerie Hallliwell and Denis Whiteside