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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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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 involved, including painters Jessie Davies and Aidan Stephen, both of which are profiled […]

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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 for their degree shows. Day is one of five visual art professionals quoted in our What makes a great degree […]

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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 that point filters in to the level of ambition and the quality of the work made. […]

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What makes a great degree show?: Stephen Paige

“The work should not attempt to be a complete answer, how can it be?” Degree shows are always a tricky balance for the soon to be graduate student and burgeoning artist. They operate as multiple mini solo shows clumped together, […]

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What makes a great degree show?: Lucy Day

“Don’t follow trends, they’ll be over before the show opens” Treat your degree show like the professional opportunity that it is, albeit with a safety net. Make the signage clear and consistent and if you can have a card or […]

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What makes a great degree show?: Dr Daniel Pryde-Jarman

“The most exciting degree shows are often underpinned by diversity” The degree show is a key moment in the calendar to celebrate students’ achievement, and the climax of years of hard work in the development of individual and collaborative practices. […]

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What makes a great degree show?: Benedict Carpenter

“There is no such thing as a ‘bad degree show’” Each individual degree show – whether that is in fine art or any other creative discipline – represents several years of experimentation, risk, failure, success and growth. Every show is […]

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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 Achiampong – a graduate of the University of Westminster and Slade School of Fine Art – plus insights from graduating students, […]

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Next steps: Unn Devik, graduate fellow at Spike Island, Bristol

What Happens When The Degree Show’s Over? Ellen Wilkinson speaks to emerging artists who have benefited from schemes in Bristol, Wakefield and London that, by subsidising studio space and providing bursaries and professional development opportunities, support early-career artists to take their next steps.

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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, and his experience of growing up in Britain. Here Achiampong discusses the cultural and class-based issues he experienced in education, the impact of his degree on his current practice, and how his education has also influenced how he approaches teaching.

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Class of 2019: Olivia Jones

BA (Hons) Fine Art, Plymouth College of Art “As my course has progressed my work has become more ambitious. I’ve been encouraged to push myself, to experiment with scale and use more challenging mediums. One of the reasons I chose […]

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