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Jane and Louise Wilson: “Having space to nurture a practice is really important”

British artists Jane and Louise Wilson began working collaboratively in the late 1980s when studying at different art colleges in Newcastle and Dundee…

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Next steps: The Centre for International Women Artists (CIWA)

In this profile, Ellen Wilkinson speaks to artist, designer and writer Mei Yuk Wong of  Manchester-based supportive network The Centre for Internati…

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Next steps: Caraboo Projects

In this profile, Ellen Wilkinson speaks to Jenny Male, Phil Root and Felicia Cleveland Stevens of Bristol-based Caraboo Projects.
Collective action h…

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Next steps: Shy Bairns

In this profile, Ellen Wilkinson speaks to Izzy Kroese of Manchester-based Shy Bairns.
Collective action hit the art headlines at the end of 2019 when…

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Student art: “Sincerity is in, glib humour out”

As Brexit gives way to Covid-19 as the defining factor shaping all our futures, Chris Sharratt asks lecturers and course leaders about the kind of art…

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DEGREE SHOWS NEWS

Degree Show: Swansea College of Art Summer Show 2020

Swansea College of Art UWTSD, SCA Summer Show 2020, 10 July 2020.
Challenging times inspire creative people to find innovative solutions; to explore …

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Degree Show: West Dean Fine Art Show 2020

West Dean College of Arts and Conservation, Graduate Diploma Fine Art, MFA. 13 July 2020 – January 2021.
For the first time, graduating students fro…

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Degree Show: Norwich University of the Arts Graduate Showcase 2020

Norwich University of the Arts, Graduate Showcase 2020, 16 July 2020 – March 2021.
Discover where creative curiosity has taken hundreds of talented …

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Degree Show: UCLan Virtually Made It

University of Central Lancashire, BA (Hons) Fine Art. 16 July –  15 August 2020.
UCLan Degree Shows Launch (2pm, 16 July 2020) includes a we…

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Degree Show: UWE Bristol Showcase 2020

University of the West of England, Showcase 2020, 1 August 2020.
Emerging creative talent in extraordinary times.
From 1 August, join us in celebratin…

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Degree Show: Kingston School of Art Graduate Showcase 2020

Kingston School of Art, Kingston University, 5 August 2020.
Kingston School of Art is an art school within Kingston University. It has four schools of…

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Class of 2020: Lydia Makin

BA Fine Art, Slade School of Fine Art, London final-year student Lydia Makin speaks to Isaac Nugent.

“I’m trying to find something through the pr…

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Class of 2020: Jackie Hoefnagels

BA (Hons), Fine Art: Painting and Printmaking, Glasgow School of Art.
“My practice explores spatial experiences and aesthetics within the context of…

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Class of 2020: Emma Boiston

BA (Hons), Fine Art: Painting and Printmaking, Glasgow School of Art.
Speaking about her work, Emma Boiston says: “A patchwork of thoughts, smells, …

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Class of 2020: Robert McCormack

BA (Hons), Fine Art: Painting and Printmaking, Glasgow School of Art.
Speaking about his work, Robert McCormack says:
“A collection of dogs gather, …

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Class of 2020: Louis Lisle

BA (Hons) Painting, Edinburgh College of Art, the University of Edinburgh.
Louis Lisle says: “My practice has led me to produce a series of painting…

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Class of 2020: Charlotte Guérard

BA Fine Art Painting, University of Brighton final-year student Charlotte Guérard speaks to Kitty Bew.

“The painting becomes an object or an archi…

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Class of 2020: Jack McElroy

BA(Hons) Fine Art, Sculpture and Environmental Art, Glasgow School of Art final year student Jack McElroy speaks to Jamie Limond.
“It’s about maki…

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Class of 2020: Rithika Pandey

BA Fine Art: Painting, Drawing and Printmaking, Carmarthen School of Art, Coleg Sir Gar.
Rithika Pandey says of her work:
“I am yearning for a spiri…

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Class of 2020: Preeti Shannon Tak

BA Fine Art, The Cass, London Metropolitan University final-year student Preeti Shannon Tak speaks to India Nielsen.
“I am fascinated by the genetic…

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Class of 2020: Archie Brooks

BA (Hons) Fine Art final-year student at Leeds Arts University Archie Brooks speaks to Joanna Byrne.
“I feel like my work creates a lot of anxiety.…

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Class of 2020: Jemma Jelf

BA Fine Art, MIMA School of Art and Design, Middlesbrough.
Jemma Jelf is interested in how we represent ourselves sexually and the way that attitudes …

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Class of 2020: Gwyneth Machin

BA Sculpture, Edinburgh College of Art.
Working with materials such as plaster, soil and paper, Gwyneth Machin focuses on our relationship with the Ea…

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Class of 2020: Jonah Fried

BA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Arts, University of Arts London.
Speaking about his work, Jonah Fried says:
“My practice revolves around mark-making…

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Class of 2020: Torin Bagueley

BA Fine Art final-year student at Manchester School of Art Torin Bagueley speaks to Valerie Zwart about his work.
“I’ve completely fallen in love …

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Class of 2020: Aisha Matraxia

BA Fine Art (Sculpture), Leeds Art University.
Speaking about her work, Aisha Matraxia says:
“Throughout the past two years, my work has been a grad…

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Class of 2020: Catherine Gittens

Catherine Gittens, BA Fine Art final-year student at Sheffield Hallam University, talks to Orla Foster about her work.
“I like making organic forms …

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Class of 2020: Louisa Clark

BA (Hons) Fine Art: Painting, Wimbledon College of Arts, UAL.
Louisa Clark says of her practice:
“My work aims to form different perspectives on fam…

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Class of 2020: Martha Scott

BA Fine Art Sculpture, Wimbledon College of Arts, UAL.
Martha Scott works primarily with everyday and mass-produced objects, exploring the materiality…

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Class of 2020: Adonia Hirst

BA Fine Art, Newcastle University.
In the work of Adonia Hirst, communication, intimacy and movement is explored through tactile sculpture that distor…

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Class of 2020: Molly McAndrews

Molly McAndrews, BA Fine Art final-year student at University of Plymouth speaks to Rachel Marsh.
“This feels like an investigation, like a tool to …

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Class of 2020: Poppy Jones-Little

BA Fine Art (International), University of Leeds.
“My praxis is centred upon the notion of ‘lumphood’,” explains Poppy Jones-Little. “I stri…

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Class of 2020: Alison Brewster

BA (Hons) Contemporary Art Practice student, UWS/City of Glasgow College.
“Environmental chaos and vanishing resources are the current legacy of our…

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Class of 2020: Degree Show on Mars

Liverpool John Moores University BA Fine Art students are staging their final exhibition ‘on Mars’.
Announcing that our ‘planet is c…

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Class of 2020: Madeline Denny-Gelder

BA (Hons) Fine Art, Nottingham Trent University.
Madeline Denny-Gelder is an artist who primarily works with clay, drawn to the material for its tacti…

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Class of 2020: Georgia Duncan

BA (Hons) Fine Art, Nottingham Trent University
“I want to interrogate what a landscape can be,” says Georgia Duncan, who combines painting and dr…

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Class of 2020: Alice Clarke

BA (Hons) Fine Art, Nottingham Trent University.
“Personal influences remain as just that, it is important for them to remain as hints so that viewe…

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Class of 2020: Anna-Louise Mulvenna

BA (Hons) Fine Art (Painting and Printmaking), Glasgow School of Art.
“I make paintings by collaging ideas I have from different films, books, magaz…

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Class of 2020: Lauren-Marie Haywood

BA (Hons) Fine Art Mixed Media, University of Westminster.
“My work interrogates the intersection between blackness and womanhood, encouraging b…

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Class of 2020: Layla Green

BA (Hons) Fine Art, University Of Central Lancashire (UCLan).
“I am interested in the consequences of our need to constantly feel connected. My…

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Class of 2020: Thomas Kershaw

BA (Hons) Fine Art, The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).

“My work is a deconstruction of classical art imagery, taking references fro…

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Class of 2020: Miya Browne

BA (Hons) Fine Art Mixed Media, University of Westminster.
“Rejecting colour and femininity I choose to use an achromatic palette. Dressed in black …

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Class of 2020: Ruth Heaton

Graduate Diploma in Fine Art, West Dean College of Arts and Conservation
“My work explores spatial complexity and perception, architectonic com…

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Class of 2020: Holly Watkins

BA (Hons) Fine Art Mixed Media, University of Westminster.
“What would it be like if your phone screen could think and feel? What might it say to yo…

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Class of 2020: Shawna Milligan

BA (Hons) Fine Art, University of Dundee, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design.
“While the main themes throughout my practice are pre…

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Class of 2020: Shonagh Kelly

BA (Hons) Fine Art, University of Dundee, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design.
“My degree show work is an exploration of aesthetics …

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Class of 2020: Morgan Black

BA (Hons) Fine Art, University of Dundee, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design.
“As a gender non-conforming artist, my work embraces …

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Class of 2020: Olive Ashford

BA (Hons) Fine Art at Kingston School of Art.
“During the physical act of making within my practice visual material is distorted as it passes from o…

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Class of 2020: Cecily Loveys Jervoise

BA (Hons) Fine Art and Art History, Kingston School of Art.
“Materials list for foraged ceramics:
Bucket, Spade, Mud, Time, Sunshine, Clay, YouT…

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Class of 2020: Jody Mulvey

MA Fine Art, Edinburgh College of Art. 
“Underpinned by endeavours to critique the inaccessibility of the arts, my work revolves around the not…

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Class of 2020: Natalia González Acosta

BA (Hons) Photography, Cambridge School of Art.
“Since 2016, the Brexit referendum has caused uncertainty across the nation which has resulted i…

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Class of 2020: Ariel Helyes

Painting, Royal College of Art.
“I make works about thinking, works about my disdain for labour and works about powerlessness.
I prefer the ligh…

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Class of 2020: John Iveson

BA (Hons) Fine Art, Teesside University, MIMA School of Art and Design.
“I use photography to consider the relationship of geometric forms in de…

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Class of 2020: Al Hill

BA Fine Art Sculpture, University of the Arts London, Camberwell College of Arts.
“Examples of Queer Domesticity is a piece of textile, based o…

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Class of 2020: Katarina Lalic

BA Fine Art, Central Saint Martins
Katarina’s recent work has been an exploration of the amalgamation of digital and painting, and the augmentat…

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