Alternative art education programmes come in a range of formats, from entirely self-organised to more structured offerings. Lydia Ashman hears from seven artists who discuss how they chose a programme which would develop their practice and fit with their lifestyles, and offer advice on selecting the right one for your needs.
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Turps Art School was founded in 2012 as a medium-specific art school providing year-long studio and distance learning programmes for painters. Co-founder Marcus Harvey talks to Michaela Nettell about the ideas and values behind the school.
School of the Damned is a free year-long alternative, and unaccredited, art school. Each year a new student group comes on board and collectively devises and develops their programme of learning. Laura Davidson finds out more from members of the founding cohort, Class of 2014, and the Class of 2018 graduating students.
In 2017, New Contemporaries, an annual exhibition of emerging artists from UK art schools, opened up its application to include artists from alternative learning programmes. Director Kirsty Ogg discusses this decision, the changing climate for emerging artists in the UK, and what artists really need to develop and challenge their practice. Interview by Michaela Nettell.
Newcastle University fine art graduate Joy Labinjo has won the £20,000 Woon Art Prize while University of Brighton graduate Oriele Steiner has been announced as the recipient of New Contemporaries’ studio bursary with The Royal Standard and Bluecoat in Liverpool.
The Woon Foundation Painting and Sculpture Art Prize, which offers a £20,000 fellowship based at Baltic 39 in Newcastle upon Tyne as first prize, is open for applications from students currently in the final year of their undergraduate study.
Unpacking the findings of Q-Art’s 2016 publication ‘Professional Practice: 20 Questions’, co-edited by Jo Allen and Sarah Rowles.
How do fine art courses prepare their students for life after art school? How is professional practice shaped by factors such as location, course philosophy, and the cultural and political climate? Sarah Rowles unpacks the findings of Q-Art’s new publication, Professional Practice: 20 Questions – Interviews with UK undergraduate Fine Art staff exploring how students are prepared for life after art school.
This year we have had three members blog about their practice during an MFA at Cardiff School of Art & Design. In depth analysis and self-reflection, along with inspiring material exploration and exciting performance work are discussed in blogs by […]
A selection of blogs by artists whose final year at art school happened to be 2015! The collection includes people who studied at University Campus Suffolk, Hereford College of Art, York St. John University and North Wales School of Art […]
Yesterday myself and three other students presented our practises to the rest of the group and Judit Bodor and Mark Gubb. (Click here to see my website to see my previous works to give context for this post).I feel that […]
A selection of blogs by artists whose final year at art school happened to be 2015! The collection includes people who studied at University Campus Suffolk, Cambridge School of Art (Anglia Ruskin University), Staffordshire University, University of the West of […]
The Nottingham Trent University graduate has been announced winner of the £20,000 prize for a final year painting and sculpture student during the unveiling of an exhibition of twelve shortlisted artists at Baltic 39’s Project Space in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Hamish Young is currently studying Sculpture at Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh. a-n Art Student: Are the choices you make in your visual practice the same sort of choices you made in your dissertation research? Hamish Young: There […]
Jennifer Hare is currently studying Fine Art at University Campus Suffolk, Ipswich. a-n Art Student: Are the choices you make in your visual practice the same sort of choices you made in your dissertation research? Jennifer Hare: I am not […]
Eilidh Wilson is in her final year studying Art, Philosophy, Contemporary Practices at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee. a-n Art Student: Are the choices you make in your visual practice the same sort of […]
A selection of useful resources for students at all levels to begin placing their practice within a wider context. To think about networks, audience, funding, promotion and a professional approach to making artwork.
The Exposure Award 2014 at Parasol Unit in London, offers the opportunity for selected graduates to show work professionally in a gallery and to present their work during a panel discussion. This year Chelsea College of Art (UAL) graduates Jon […]
Private View Wednesday 8 October 2014, 6 – 8pm Exhibition runs 9 October 2014 – 28 January 2015 Eighteen 2014 graduates from University of Middlesex and Goldsmiths have been selected by curatorial partnership Day+Gluckman (Lucy Day and Eliza Gluckman) to […]
Glasgow School of Art’s Graduate Degree Show 2014 – a showcase of all the intensive one year MA pathways at the school – opens this weekend and runs from 6-12 September. Now in its third year the Fine Art Practice […]
The Friends of University Arts & Music (FUAM) Graduate Art Prize Exhibition 2014, The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, University of Leeds. From 22 August to 25 October Selected graduates for the FUAM prize Ben Eggleton (Design), Chloe Burdett (Design), […]
A collection of events happening in August, September and October 2014, focussing on MA and MFA degree shows, festivals and graduate shows.