Over the coming month, and following an open call on Jobs and opps, a team of a-n Members is taking over a-n’s Instagram to post images and commentary from degree shows around the country.

Olivia Aspinall, Maddy Hearn, Andrew Jones, Sheyda Porter and Nadine Shaban will be visiting shows in Brighton, Falmouth, London, Loughborough, Newcastle upon Tyne, Nottingham, Plymouth and Sunderland to profile the work – and the graduating artists who made it.

The takeovers have already begun, with Nottingham-based Aspinall reporting from Show One at Central Saint Martins in London.

Highlights of the show – which features work by graduates from BA Fine Art, MA Fine Art, MA Photography and MA Art and Science – included Cara Mills’ ‘brilliant work… Exploring how we come up with and reject ideas’ (above) and Sarah Taylor’s ‘beautiful and mesmerising’ video piece, Reality is a Daydream.

Asking questions

The next takeover will see Andy Jones – one half of the Crosby-based illustration team The Jonesboys – travelling to Liverpool to attend the Graphic Design and Illustration degree shows at Liverpool School of Art and Design later today.

Looking forward to the shows, Andy said: “I’m hoping to see a mix of harefooted conceptual work alongside highly polished illustration and graphics, and an array of mix media. I’ll be looking at the work and asking the question ‘what is illustration and is it still rooted in drawing?’”

Still to come are takeovers at: Newcastle University, University of Sunderland and Northumbria University (Sheyda Porter); University of Brighton, City & Guilds of London Art School and Royal College of Art (Nadine Shaban); Falmouth University, Plymouth University and Plymouth College of Art (Maddy Hearn); Nottingham Trent University and Loughborough University (Olivia Aspinall); and Liverpool Hugh Baird University Centre and University of Central Lancashire (Andy Jones).

Follow a-n on Instagram to see all the takeovers as they happen

More on a-n.co.uk:

The a-n Degree Shows Guide 2016 includes listings and adverts for over 75 shows across the UK, plus perspectives on degree shows from artists Bedwyr Williams, Ruth Ewan, George Barber and Marianna Simnett alongside the views of selected 2016 graduates.

Shows opening this week include School Of Creative Arts, University Of Hertfordshire, Edinburgh College Of Art And Design, Norwich University Of The Arts and University Of The West Of England, Bristol

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