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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

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

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

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

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 Show News

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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,

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

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,

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

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

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

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

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

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,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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