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Next Steps

Degree Shows Guide 2021

The 2021 Guide includes a snapshot of this year’s graduating artists, plus Next Steps interviews with Joy Labinjo, Matthew Burrows and Jody Mulvey.

Lockdown teaching: Screen fatigue and unexpected bonuses

Chris Sharratt talks to three Fine Art tutors about the challenges of teaching during a global pandemic.

Next Steps: Joy Labinjo

The 2017 Woon Foundation Painting & Sculpture Prize winner on why postgraduate study was always part of the plan.

Next Steps: Artist Support Pledge

How did an Instagram hashtag create a mutually supportive art market that puts artists first, whether new graduates or well established?

Next Steps: Sad Grads

Jody Mulvey, founder of SAD GRADS 2020, introduces the community-building platform she created in the first lockdown.

Next Steps: Ben Hall and Jay Darlington

The Glasgow School of Art graduates created the DS2020 Simulator when their degree show was cancelled.

Next Steps: Jiggle N Juice

Jiggle n Juice is a platform dedicated to engaging in discursive and critical conversation, and showcasing creativity.

Next Steps: Gatekeeper

Lucy Alves and Natascha NG discuss setting up a new magazine focussed on the art market.

Next Steps: All Mouth

All Mouth is an online gallery founded in March 2020 by final-year art students Jack Chauncy and Georg Wilson.

Class of 2021

Class of 2021: Rebekah Barnett

BA Ceramics graduating artist at Cardiff School of Art and Design, Rebekah Barnett.

Class of 2021: BISECT

BA (Hons) Fine Art graduating artist at Coventry University BISECT discusses her work.

Class of 2021: Hermioney Mills-Rogers

Hermioney Mills-Rogers, BA Fine Art graduating artist at Sheffield Hallam University.

Class of 2021: Edward Scott

Falmouth University Fine Art graduating artist Edward Scott.

Class of 2021: Charlotte Searle

Final year Falmouth University multidisciplinary artist Charlotte Searle.

Class of 2021: Catalina Ungureanu

Falmouth University, BA (Hons) Fine Art graduating artist Catalina Ungureanu.

Class of 2021: Rose Sambrook

Rose Sambrook, graduating from BA (Hons) Fine Art, University for the Creative Arts.

Class of 2021: Scarlett Hope-Gates

Scarlett Hope-Gates graduating from BA (Hons) Fine Art, University for the Creative Arts.

Class of 2021: Molly Pemberton

Molly Pemberton, graduating BA Fine Art student at Sheffield Hallam University.

Class of 2021: Àfrica Ollé

Swansea College of Art graduating artist Àfrica Ollé discusses her/their work.

Class of 2021: Sarah Matthews

Graduating University of Wales Trinity St. David, Swansea College of Art student Sarah Matthews.

Class of 2021: Ellie Day

The Swansea College of Art graduating artist discusses her work.

Class of 2021: Lucie Smith

Plymouth College of Art graduating artist Lucie Smith.

Class of 2021: Ruth Brown

Plymouth College of Art graduating artist Ruth Brown.

Class of 2021: Fatima Jannat

BA Fine Art Mixed Media, University of Westminster, London graduating artist Fatima Jannat.

Class of 2021: Yizhuo Hazel Jiao

Fine Art Mixed Media graduating artist at University of Westminster, London, Yizhuo Hazel Jiao.

Class of 2021: Mengxi Zhang

Turps Banana Studio Programme graduate Mengxi Zhang.

Class of 2021: Ellen Hodgson

Ellen Hodgson discusses her work The Choice is Not Yours

Class of 2021: Kamilia Anna Harchi

Heatherley School of Fine Art Figurative Sculpture Diploma graduating artist Kamilia Anna Harchi.

Class of 2021: Sally Minns

The Diploma in Portraiture student at Heatherley School of Fine Art discusses her work.

Class of 2021: Shuyang Guo

The Fine art mixed media graduating artist at University of Westminster discusses her work.

Class of 2021: Hamish McClelland

Hamish McClelland discusses works exploring personal experiences, ahead of the University of Westminster degree show.

Class of 2021: Molly Biggs

BA Fine Art Mixed Media, University of Westminster, graduating artist Molly Biggs.

Class of 2021: Neda Changizi

BA (Hons) Fine Art, Middlesex University, graduating student Neda Changizi.

Class of 2021: Dannielle Hodson

Turps Banana Studio Programme graduate Dannielle Hodson.

Class of 2021: Josie Ko

Painting and Printmaking graduating artist at Glasgow School of Art, Josie Ko.

Class of 2021: Diana Hukanović

The graduating Middlesex University photographer discusses her work.

Class of 2021: Lauren Murphy

The graduating Middlesex University photographer discusses her work.

Class of 2021: James Southall-Ford

Graduating Goldsmiths’ artist James Southall-Ford discusses his work.

Class of 2021: Natalie Godjamanian

Artist Natalie Godjamanian discusses her work ahead of her MA Fine Art show at Edinburgh College of Art.

Class of 2021: Aashna Arora

Lancaster University graduating artist Aashna Arora.

Class of 2021: Veronica Petukhov

Gray’s School of Art BA (Hons) Contemporary Art Practice graduating artist Veronica Petukhov speaks to Orla Foster.

Class of 2021: Emma Wiseman

BA (Hons) Fine Art, Newcastle University final-year student Emma Wiseman speaks to Rachel Marsh.

Class of 2021: Bille Hatton

University of Bolton BA Fine Art graduating artist Bille Hatton speaks to Jessica Ramm.

Class of 2021: Jennifer Watts

University of Hertfordshire BA (Hons) Fine Art graduating artist Jennifer Watts speaks to Isaac Nugent.

Class of 2021: Tim Kirman

City of Glasgow College student Tim Kirman is making art from teabags and memories. Kitty Bew reports.

Class of 2021: Jasmine Smail

Jasmine Smail speaks to Trevor H. Smith about her final year at Bath Spa University creating sculpture and film from unreliable childhood memories.

Class of 2021: Gemma Moore

BA Fine Art Hereford College of Arts final-year student Gemma Moore speaks to Valerie Zwart.

Class of 2021: Asako Ujita

Asako Ujita combines a 1960s film of women free-diving with footage of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Laura Davidson speaks to the artist.

Class of 2021: Tom Cobbett

Nottingham Trent University BA Fine Art final-year student Tom Cobbett speaks to Jamie Limond.

Class of 2021: Annabelle Richmond-Wright

BA (Hons) Fine Art, Leeds Arts University, graduating artist Annabelle Richmond-Wright speaks to Joanna Byrne.

Class of 2021: Mia Harwood

Central Saint Martins BA Fine Art graduating artist Mia Harwood discusses her work.

Class of 2021: Georgia Riley

Graduating University of Central Lancashire BA (Hons) Fine Art student Georgia Riley discusses her work.

Class of 2021: Ella Lockwood

Graduating University of Suffolk BA (Hons) Fine Art student Ella Lockwood discusses her work.

Class of 2021: Elgin Thwaites

Graduating University of Suffolk BA (Hons) Fine Art student Elgin Thwaites discusses her work Transcend the Cube.

Class of 2021: Ross Pole

Camberwell College of Arts BA Fine Art: Sculpture graduating artist Ross Pole discusses his series ‘Snacks’.

Class of 2021: Lily Donaldson

Central Saint Martins BA Fine Art graduating artist Lily Donaldson discusses her work.

Class of 2021: Kerry Collison

Kerry Collison, graduating Sculpture: Casting, Carving, Construction student at Carmarthen School of Art.

Class of 2021: Anna Marris

Winchester School of Art graduating artist Anna Marris discusses her work.