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Mentor Anne Ryan talking to Turps Studio Programme artists during her exhibition ‘The Cowboy Paintings’ at Turps Gallery in April 2017.
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Alternative art education: Turps Art School

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.

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Brendan Burton-Curtis performs at  CABARET event, presented by  performanceClub in association w/ SOTD + TOMA , 2018
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Alternative art education: School of the Damned

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.

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Chris Alton, After the Revolution They Built an Art School Over the Golf Course, textile banners, wooden dowel, 23 x115cm, 230x250cm, 230x115cm, 2017. Installation views of 'You're Surrounded by Me' at TURF Projects, London. Photo: Tim Bowditch
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Alternative art education: Kirsty Ogg, New Contemporaries

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.

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Professional practice in art schools: preparing students for life after graduation

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.

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MFA practice, Cardiff School of Art & Design

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 […]

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Class of 2016

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 […]

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Presenting the past to move to the future.

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 […]

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Class of 2015

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 […]

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Kayt Hughes, winner of Woon Prize 2015.
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Kayt Hughes wins Woon Foundation Prize 2015

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.

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Dissertation and practice: Hamish Young

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 […]

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Dissertation and practice: Jennifer Hare

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 […]

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Dissertation and practice: Eilidh Wilson

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 […]

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Works by Natasha Ferguson, Joe Harvey, Matt Bainbridge and Richard Krantz.
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Student resources

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.

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Exposure Award 2014 at Parasol Unit

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 […]

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Collyer Bristow Student Award & Exhibition

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 […]

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FUAM Graduate Art Prize Exhibition 2014

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), […]

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