Larry Achiampong: "Success is learning to adapt to your environment"

London-based artist Larry Achiampong uses film, sculpture and performance to create work that draws on his own Ghanaian heritage, colonial history, an…

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Class of 2019: Parham Salimy

BA (Hons) Fine Art, Manchester School of Art
“When I arrived at Manchester School of Art I had a very commercial and narrow understanding of what an…

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Class of 2019: Olivia Jones

BA (Hons) Fine Art, Plymouth College of Art
“As my course has progressed my work has become more ambitious. I’ve been encouraged to push myself, t…

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Next steps: Unn Devik, graduate fellow at Spike Island, Bristol

We speak to recent Falmouth University graduate Unn Devik about Spike Island’s graduate fellowship scheme, which supports early-career artists i…

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What makes a great degree show?: Magnus Quaife

“Not simply mirroring their tutors’ thinking”
Primarily it is the students and of course the work that they exhibit. Everything they learn up to…

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Degree Shows 2019: fantastic slogans, Akira vibes and legs at work

The Contemporary Art Practice and Photography Degree shows at City of Glasgow College were the focus of our latest Instagram feature, with a-n’s Ric…

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Degree Shows 2019: new shows opening this week

This week sees a bumper batch of degree shows opening as we head into the busiest period for final-year exhibitions.
So, good luck to all the students…

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Degree Shows 2019: site-specific archaeology, painterly installations, and meticulous miniatures

The first of our Instagram takeovers for the 2019 degree shows season saw artist and a-n board member Dan Thompson heading to the ‘Sweet FA’ previ…

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Degree shows 2019: opening this week

“Don’t follow trends, they’ll be over before the show opens.”
That’s the advice from independent curator Lucy Day to students preparing…

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Degree Shows 2019: This week’s openings across the UK

For the next couple of months we’ll present a weekly pick of degree shows across the UK as they open to the public, selected from the a-n Degree…

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a-n Degree Shows Guide 2019 published

This year’s just-published guide includes details of degree shows across the UK, an extensive interview with London-based artist Larry Achiampon…

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Degree Shows 2018: finely modelled sculpture, digital collage and mesmerising installations

A look back at this week’s a-n member Instagram takeovers with posts from Birmingham City University’s School of Art degree show and Camberwell Co…

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Degree Shows 2018: a kitsch juxtaposition and an amazing installation

Janet Tryner’s final a-n Instagram degree shows takeover for 2018 was to capture the inaugural BA (Hons) Fine Art and Contemporary Cultures show at …

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Degree Shows 2018: an oasis of comfort, screaming houseplants and questioning mass consumption

We catch up with more Instagram posts by a-n members  FK McLoone and Rebecca Ainsworth reflecting on shows in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Bolton.
After a …

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Degree Shows 2018: uncomfortable landscapes and collaborating with clay

As part of our ongoing 2018 degree shows coverage, a-n members have been taking over the a-n Instagram to report from degree shows at Cardiff Metropol…

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Degree Shows 2018: architectural forms, a package holiday performance and trompe l'oeil paintings

a-n members Anna Grace Rogers, FK McLoone and Rebecca Ainsworth have visited degree shows in Swansea, Dundee and St Helens for the first of our 2018 d…

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Degree Shows 2018: announcing this year’s a-n Instagram takeovers

This summer a-n members will once again be taking over the a-n Instagram to post images and commentary from degree shows around the country as the…

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