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Class of 2020: Poppy Jones-Little

BA Fine Art (International), University of Leeds. “My praxis is centred upon the notion of ‘lumphood’,” explains Poppy Jones-Little. “I strip away appearances, exposing the lumpen substances within.” Utilising found ‘waste’ materials, her approach is in part informed by a […]

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Class of 2020: Molly McAndrews

Molly McAndrews, BA Fine Art final-year student at University of Plymouth speaks to Rachel Marsh. “This feels like an investigation, like a tool to learn new things” “What I focus on is the departure of thought from the body.” Molly […]

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Class of 2020: Adonia Hirst

BA Fine Art, Newcastle University. In the work of Adonia Hirst, communication, intimacy and movement is explored through tactile sculpture that distorts the viewer’s perception of touch and interaction. Unsettling while also humorous, her use of textiles reflects gendered ideas […]

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Class of 2020: Martha Scott

BA Fine Art Sculpture, Wimbledon College of Arts, UAL. Martha Scott works primarily with everyday and mass-produced objects, exploring the materiality they hold. “Often through intuitive arranging and building, I explore the tensions and tenderness between the domestic and the […]

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Class of 2020: Catherine Gittens

Catherine Gittens, BA Fine Art final-year student at Sheffield Hallam University, talks to Orla Foster about her work. “I like making organic forms that people can interact with” Degree shows are not known for being havens of tranquility, but Catherine […]

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Class of 2020: Torin Bagueley

BA Fine Art final-year student at Manchester School of Art Torin Bagueley speaks to Valerie Zwart about his work. “I’ve completely fallen in love and gotten addicted to painting” The art department at Manchester Metropolitan University is thrumming. Downstairs, 2020-2021 […]

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Class of 2020: Archie Brooks

BA (Hons) Fine Art final-year student at Leeds Arts University Archie Brooks speaks to Joanna Byrne. “I feel like my work creates a lot of anxiety.” Archie Brooks is a video artist in his final year of BA (Hons) Fine […]

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Class of 2020: Louisa Clark

BA (Hons) Fine Art: Painting, Wimbledon College of Arts, UAL. Louisa Clark says of her practice: “My work aims to form different perspectives on familiar things, inviting a type of playful observation. My practice is primarily concerned with the translation […]

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Class of 2020: Aisha Matraxia

BA Fine Art (Sculpture), Leeds Art University. Speaking about her work, Aisha Matraxia says: “Throughout the past two years, my work has been a gradual development into looking at the home and our relationship with objects and the domestic. My […]

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Class of 2020: Jonah Fried

BA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Arts, University of Arts London. Speaking about his work, Jonah Fried says: “My practice revolves around mark-making as an aid to my core research, which looks at uniqueness and mass production. In my quest […]

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Class of 2020: Preeti Shannon Tak

BA Fine Art, The Cass, London Metropolitan University final-year student Preeti Shannon Tak speaks to India Nielsen. “I am fascinated by the genetic make-up of everything” London artist Preeti Shannon Tak is in her final year of BA Fine Art […]

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Class of 2020: Jack McElroy

BA(Hons) Fine Art, Sculpture and Environmental Art, Glasgow School of Art final year student Jack McElroy speaks to Jamie Limond. “It’s about making an artwork that can be enjoyed by people who don’t want to enjoy it as an artwork” […]

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Student art: “Sincerity is in, glib humour out”

As Brexit gives way to Covid-19 as the defining factor shaping all our futures, Chris Sharratt asks lecturers and course leaders about the kind of art this year’s graduates are making. “I think this stuff comes from an anxiety about […]

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Class of 2020: Gwyneth Machin

BA Sculpture, Edinburgh College of Art. Working with materials such as plaster, soil and paper, Gwyneth Machin focuses on our relationship with the Earth, from “the visceral feeling in landscape to the oppressive canyons of a cityscape”. Drawing on childhood […]

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Class of 2020: Charlotte Guérard

BA Fine Art Painting, University of Brighton final-year student Charlotte Guérard speaks to Kitty Bew. “The painting becomes an object or an archive of my gestures, something that happened in my body separate to what happened in my head.” Charlotte […]

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Class of 2020: Lydia Makin

BA Fine Art, Slade School of Fine Art, London final-year student Lydia Makin speaks to Isaac Nugent. “I’m trying to find something through the process of painting itself” Moving between abstraction and figuration, Lydia Makin’s paintings brim with energy. Using […]

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Next steps: Shy Bairns

In this profile, Ellen Wilkinson speaks to Izzy Kroese of Manchester-based Shy Bairns. Collective action hit the art headlines at the end of 2019 when that year’s four Turner Prize nominees formed a collective to split the award and share […]

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Next steps: Caraboo Projects

In this profile, Ellen Wilkinson speaks to Jenny Male, Phil Root and Felicia Cleveland Stevens of Bristol-based Caraboo Projects. Collective action hit the art headlines at the end of 2019 when that year’s four Turner Prize nominees formed a collective to […]

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Class of 2020: Jemma Jelf

BA Fine Art, MIMA School of Art and Design, Middlesbrough. Jemma Jelf is interested in how we represent ourselves sexually and the way that attitudes to this are determined by factors such as gender, age, sexual orientation, background and religion. […]

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Class of 2020: Rithika Pandey

BA Fine Art: Painting, Drawing and Printmaking, Carmarthen School of Art, Coleg Sir Gar. Rithika Pandey says of her work: “I am yearning for a spiritual, perhaps enlightened escape.” Working in painting, collage, animation and installations, her approach combines the […]

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