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Jack Woodward, UCLan Degree Show 2017. Photo: UCLan
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Degree Shows 2018: This week’s openings across the UK

14 final-year undergraduate and postgraduate shows that are opening over the next 7 days from 14 June 2018. The a-n Degree Shows Guide 2018 and online interactive map at www.a-n.co.uk/degree-shows provide listings for degree shows taking place throughout the UK. As June progresses degree […]

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Robert Cooper, Self explanatory.
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Class of 2018: Robert Cooper

MA (Hons) Fine Art, Edinburgh College of Art I have works from when I was about 15 that would prove that absolutely nothing has changed in the time I’ve been doing my course! I am still captivated by visual representations […]

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Erin McQuarrie, fabric visualisations.
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Class of 2018: Erin McQuarrie

BA (Hons) in Textile Design, Glasgow School of Art I have welcomed having more time to experiment in my final year, growing in confidence through the process of trial and error with certain techniques. Having reached my fourth year, I […]

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Michaela Hall, Untitled wall sculpture, 49x30cm, tinsel and cardboard.
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Class of 2018: Michaela Hall

BA (Hons) Fine Art, Newcastle University My work has certainly taken a direction I didn’t expect it to, becoming more and more concerned with reflective materials, such as glitter, foils and iridescent tinsels and fabrics. I now like to work […]

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Holly Nicholls, Swell.
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Class of 2018: Holly Nicholls

BA (Hons) Fine Art, Bath Spa University My work has changed hugely over the past three years. The course has challenged and pushed me to become an expert in my own field, to take risks, be ambitious and see my […]

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Heidi Chan, Acrylic I.
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Class of 2018: Heidi Chan

BA (Hons) Fine Art, Nottingham Trent University In the time I’ve been doing my course, my understanding about painting has transformed and expanded. It’s not just about oil on canvas but instead has become a methodology with which I approach […]

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Class of 2018: Georgina Boyd

BDes (Hons) Graphic Design and Illustration, Belfast School of Art, University of Ulster Throughout the course I’ve improved the quality and richness of my work, but I always strive for better. My degree show will include a number of zines […]

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Demi Bromfield, Untitled, 2018.
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Class of 2018: Demi Bromfield

BA (hons) Fine Art, Lancaster University During my course I have transitioned from working digitally with photographs, often transcribing them into pencil drawings, to indulging in the world of painting and abstraction. My experience of working with paint prior to […]

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Emily Chapman, Unititled, 2018.
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Class of 2018: Emily Chapman

BA (Hons) Fine Art, Teesside University At the start of my degree my work was centred on the environment but more specifically, human interaction and the way the world is affected by people. Through my time on the course I […]

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Emily Chapman, Unititled, 2018.
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Degree Shows 2018: This week’s openings across the UK

Final-year shows opening for the week commencing 7 May 2018 including University of Chichester, Coventry University, Oxford Brookes University, Teesside University and Writtle School of Design. The conceptual artist Ryan Gander sums up his degree show thus: “My strongest memory […]

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Angus P Forbes, Untitled (detail), 2018.
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Class of 2018: Angus P Forbes

BA (Hons) Fine Art, University of Lincoln  My work has changed considerably since starting my course, utilising the safety net of the university environment to explore and experiment new avenues with my work. I came onto the course as a painter and I […]

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Ryan Gander: “No-one’s ever asked me whether I got a first or not”

London and Suffolk-based artist Ryan Gander makes artworks that materialise in many different forms from sculpture to film, writing, graphic design, installation, performance and more. Here he discusses ‘welcoming’ visitors to his degree show at Manchester Metropolitan University in the late 1990s, and how ‘what you make’ is more important than which college you attended.

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Class of 2018: Katie Avey

BA (Hons) Painting, Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen In the first two years at Gray’s we were given very specific briefs, often challenging us with topics that were out of our comfort zones, but this taught me […]

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Class of 2018: Frances Kelly

BA (Hons) Fine Art and Visual Culture, University of the West of England, Bristol I started art school thinking I was going to be a painter and I couldn’t have been more wrong. My practice has developed over the three […]

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Remembering Degree Time

Artists Simeon Barclay, Evan Ifekoya, Joanna Kirk, Cathy Lomax, Helen McGhie and Damien Meade look back at the ambitions and anxieties of their own degree shows, and reflect on the long-game of being an artist.

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