As we reach the busiest time in degree shows season, this week’s selection from the a-n Degree Shows Guide 2019 online listings includes shows in Barnsley, Sheffield, Sunderland, Plymouth, London, Leamington Spa and Hereford.
Olivia Jones, who is graduating this year from Plymouth College of Art, is one of the artists profiled in the a-n Degree Shows Guide Class of 2019 features. Using sound and geo-tagging she explores Plymouth’s complex history from its post-war heritage the current boom in tourism.
Also featured in Class of 2019, University of Sunderland Glass and Ceramics student Aaisha Ali shows work related to the beauty and complexity of Islamic geometry at Sunderland’s National Glass Centre, while Emily Gardner’s video and sculptural works on show at Warwickshire College School of Arts in Leamington Spa explore “the grotesque nature of the body in relation to food”.
Congratulations to Olivia, Aaisha, Emily and all students whose shows are open this week.
Open College of Arts, MA Fine Art
Entitled ‘Duodecimal’, this exhibition by MA Fine Art students is unique as a number of the students have never met in person before installing at The Civic Gallery in Barnsley. A 12-strong international cohort are exhibiting work: Jacqueline M. Byrne, Claudia Dharamshi, Barbara Klare, Kirsty Lamont, Rachel Macmanus, Mary Myers, Duncan Mosley, Marios Theophilides, Marten Tollin, Elena Radaelli, Alan Rutherford, Jon Whitbread.
15–29 June, The Civic Gallery, Hanson Street, Barnsley, S70 2HZ.
Sheffield Hallam University
Outstanding work by artists, makers, designers, photographers and filmmakers. Exhibiting courses at Sheffield Institute of Arts include: Animation, Architecture, Art And Design Research, Digital Media Production, Fashion Design, Fashion Management And Communication, Film And Media Production, Fine Art, Games Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Architecture And Design, Jewellery And Metalwork, Photography, Product And Furniture Design. More work by MA and MFA graduates at Yorkshire Artspace.
Until 29 June, Sheffield Institute of Arts, Fitzalan Square, Sheffield, S1 2AY; Yorkshire Artspace, Exchange Place, Exchange Street, Sheffield, S2 5SZ.
University of Sunderland
Work by students graduating from Fine Art is on show at Priestman Studios. Students who have studied Photography, Video and Digital Imaging are showcased at The Priestman Building. Animation and Games Art, Fashion Design and Promotion, Graphic Design, Illustration and Design are presented at Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens. Sunderland’s National Glass Centre hosts work by students graduating in Glass and Ceramics.
Until 21 June, The Priestman Building, 6 Green Terrace, Sunderland, SR1 3PZ
Until 23 June, National Glass Centre, Liberty Way, Sunderland, SR6 0GL
Until 7 July, Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens, 23 Borough Road, Sunderland, SR1 1JE
Plymouth College of Art
This year’s Plymouth College of Art Degree Shows see the college transform into a hub of creativity and inspiration, showcasing work produced by final year students across the School of Design and Communication, and the School of Arts and Media. Work on show includes BA and MA courses, specialising in mediums including ceramics, printed textiles, game arts and graphic design.
Until 20 June, Tavistock Place, Plymouth, PL4 8AT,
Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London
The Camberwell Undergraduate and MA Conservation Summer Show 2019 is an exhibition of ‘outstanding, provoking, and inspirational work’ by students graduating from BA courses that include Fine Art Drawing, Fine Art Painting, Fine Art Photography, Fine Art Sculpture, BA and FdA Graphic Design, BA and FdA Illustration, 3D Design. Also showcased, projects by graduates from MA Conservation.
Until 22 June, Camberwell College of Arts, 45-65 Peckham Road, Camberwell, London, SE5 8UF.
Warwickshire College School of Arts
An exhibition of work by students graduating from BA (Hons) Fine Art and Contemporary Cultures. A variety of art, media, games and performance work is on show from levels one through to level six of Warwickshire College’s Warwick New Road campus.
Until 22 June, Warwickshire College School of Arts, Warwick New Road, Leamington Spa, CV32 5JE.
Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London: Show Two
Work by students graduating from BA courses including: Product, Ceramic and Industrial Design; Ceramic Design; Product Design; Culture, Criticism and Curation. Further work by MA students graduating from: Design: Ceramics, Furniture or Jewellery; Industrial Design; Architecture; Material Futures.
Until 23 June, Central Saint Martins, 1 Granary Square, King’s Cross, London, N1C 4AA
Coordinate: Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts Degree Show 2019 showcases talent across a range of subjects including Fine Art, Design, Film and Theatre. Visitors can expect to see painting, drawing, sculpture, new media work, innovative design projects, performances, film and theatre screenings.
Preview 20 June, 6–8.30pm, open 21–29 June, The Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA1 4YW
Hereford College of Arts
Hereford College of Arts, Festival of Arts, Summer Shows 2019 is a celebration of Hereford College of Arts talent featuring live music, performance, film exhibitions, talks, pup-up shops and an art auction including work by Yinka Shonibare.
20–28 June, Hereford College of Arts, Folly Lane, Hereford, HR1 1LS
Oxford Brookes University, School of Arts: MFA
Entitled ‘Body of Work’, this year’s MFA degree show at Oxford Brookes University features twelve contemporary artists from diverse backgrounds and experiences who individually and collectively tap into some of the most pressing issues affecting humanity today. With painting, sculpture, photography, video and performance each artist explores issues of truth, reality, political freedom and personal borders.
21–30 June, The Richard Hamilton Building, Headington Hill, Oxford, OX3 0BT.
Goldsmiths, University of London
The annual exhibition of BA graduate work from Goldsmiths’ influential art department brings together three years of creative and critical practice in one, final-year showcase. Works on show by students graduating from BA Fine Art and BA Art and History of Art.
21–24 June, Goldsmiths, University of London, London, SE14 6NW.
Royal Academy of Arts
Fourteen artists transform the Weston Studio and their studio spaces beneath the Royal Academy of Arts galleries in the culmination of three years of postgraduate study at the Royal Academy Schools. An ambitious and diverse exhibition including painting, sculpture, moving image, photography, printmaking, installation and performance.
20–30 June, Burlington House, Piccadilly, Mayfair, London, W1J 0BD.
The Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design
Exhibited works and projects from students graduating from the following courses: Fine art, Photography, Theatre and Performance practice, Architecture, 3D design (fashion, textiles, furniture, product and jewellery), Interiors and Visual Communication.
20–30 June, Calcutta House, Old Castle Street, London, E1 7NT
a-n Degree Shows Guide 2019 is available on a-n.co.uk/degree-shows alongside more news, views and pictures from this year’s shows.
You can view on Issuu here or join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #andegrees19.
1. Olivia Jones out on Union Street, Plymouth, with sound equipment, 2019
2. Alan Rutherford, My Job is for my people, 2019, four channel video installation
3. Aaisha Ali, Insta Hands, 2019, ceramics
4. Zhu Sun, MA Illustration at Camberwell College of Arts, 2017. Photo: Kristy Noble
5. Emily Gardner, Lick Plate, 2019. Courtesy: artist
6. Artwork by John A. Blythe, 2019
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