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 they happen. Following an open call on Jobs and opps, we’ve selected five artist-Instagrammers who will be visiting shows in Scotland, […]
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As degree show season starts to get busy, we highlight 11 final-year undergraduate and postgraduate shows opening during the week commencing 14 May 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
London-based artist Rehana Zaman reflects on her BA degree show at Goldsmiths in the early 2000s, and the importance of making sure people from less privileged communities, working class and ethnic backgrounds still have access to art education.