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: Evie Morris

BA (Hons) Fine Art, University of Gloucestershire
“In my first year I was introduced to etching and printmaking, which have given me a new visual la…

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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: a poetic reflection on decomposition, mudlarking in the Thames, reflections on Brexit

The Cass Summer Show 2019, which includes work by graduating art, design and architecture students, takes place at the university’s East London camp…

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Degree Shows 2019: alien structures, a multisensory installation, and protest art applique

For our first a-n Instagram take over this week, a-n’s Narbi Price was on hand to post from the Fine Art Degree Show at Newcastle University, where …

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Degree Shows 2019: enjoyable and engaging new work in Bolton, Bath and Bristol

a-n’s Julie Lomax kicked off a busy few days of Instagram degree shows posting following her visit to the University of Bolton Creative Show 201…

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Degree Shows 2019: paranoia-inducing installation, non-binary paintings, and good things in small packages

University of Salford’s Degree Show 2019 was the focus of Jenny Steele’s a-n Instagram takeover, with the Manchester-based artist posting from the…

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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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