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Profiles and interviews with Fine Art and related course graduates, offering valid information, perspective and insight to life as an artist after graduating from art school. Please note, some of these articles may reference ‘Degrees unedited’ or ‘Artists talking’. Degrees […]

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Baptistery
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Graduate interview: Sylvia Law

Graduating in 2012 from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Time Based Art & Digital Film, Sylvia Law has been selected for 2013’s edition of RSA New Contemporaries, and has since returned from the John Kinross Scholarship in Florence.

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Miami Slice (Pink Flecks)
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Graduate interview: Faye Green

Richard Taylor shares a Google document with Faye Green, a 2012 Fine Art graduate from Nottingham Trent University, who’s not afraid to pull apart her work to produce sculpture anew.

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After Table
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Graduate interview: Bartosz Beda

Bartosz Beda is fast approaching the completion of his MA at Manchester School of Art in September 2012 with a slot in Saatchi New Sensations to follow straight after. We talk to the artist about his multi-lingual practice ahead of further exhibitions across Europe and a six-month scholarship at The Academy of Fine Arts in Dresden.

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Venice snapshot
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Graduate interview: Claudia de la Pena

We catch up with a 2011 graduate, one year on from her degree show, to unveil alternative means of productivity with Scotland and Venice, well placed volunteering and research through internship.

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The Bearded Lady of Mystery
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Maggie Tran: Wanderings in a self-sufficient universe

Artist, horticulturist and a-n Communications and partnerships team member Maggie Tran sowed the seeds of her practice through volunteering and event programming. As working life flourishes she takes us to the tip of her roots to tell the tale.

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'Repercussions' at The Old Market Gallery, Rotherham
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Graduate interview: Peter Martin

Peter Martin, Sheffield-based artist, and curator of the graduate show ‘Repercussions’ at The Old Market Gallery in Rotherham, talks to Richard Taylor about pulling together exhibitors from across the UK and producing a show representative of both physical and virtual research into 2011 degree shows.

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Graduate interview: Zanne Andrea

Zanne Andrea completed her Fine Art degree at University of the West of England (UWE) in Bristol, in the summer of 2011. We catch up with her en route to a collaborative empty-shops project and off the back of a mini-residency, six months on from graduating.

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The Detective #1
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Jennifer Picken: A juggler in the game

Jennifer Picken has been working with a-n since her MFA studies at Newcastle University, and continues her role in the Communications and Partnerships team working remotely from Amsterdam – where she has a studio. Here she maps her alternative working routes through undergraduate study, from volunteering to mentoring and beyond.

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Joe in his studio
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Career profile: Joe Simpson

Since graduating from Leeds University in 2007 Joe Simpson has developed his craft as a painter blending his practice with commissions and more personal projects. With his show ‘Musician Portraits’ open in London, and his portait of Maxi Jazz in the BP Portrait Award 2011, he takes time out to fill us in on his career so far.

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Temp. DA/LL Network (Yellow Node)
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Graduate interview: Ryan Hughes

Ryan Hughes, 2011 graduate from Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, talks to Richard Taylor about life post-graduation and how he now makes room to re-approach a working practice.

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007 v John Ridley
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Graduate interview: Tim Ridley

Tim Ridley, a graduate from Chelsea College of Art and Design, uses performance to actuate ideas and working processes. As Tim gets to grips with being an artist fresh from art school, Richard Taylor takes a further journey in to his new blog on Artists talking. 

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Janey Muir
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Graduate interview: Janey Muir

Janey Muir graduated from her MFA at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in September 2010. A year on, Richard Taylor steps in to conversation at a pivotal moment in her work’s development, through a new Project blog on Artists talking.

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Natalia Komis
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Graduate interview: Natalia Komis

Richard Taylor talks to Natalia Komis, a recent graduate from Bath School of Art and Design (BSAD) about dust, new and collective departures in her work and the beginnings of a new blog.

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Nida Art Colony
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Nida Art Colony: a testing ground for ideas

For recent art school graduates determined to travel past the shackles of debt, a residency is the way to meet fresh faces, exchange ideas and practice with artists from other countries. Fiona Flynn, from Chelsea College of Art, fills us in on Nida Art Colony in Lithuania and its residency programme.

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Fiona Long making 'Pylon Idol' for 'Away Day', POST artists' site-based show
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Keep moving

The weeks and months after graduation can be a daunting time. After three years or more of support and guidance suddenly it’s time to go it alone. There are many different ways to pursue your career as a professional artist and no two people will follow the same path. Here, four recent art graduates describe their journeys: from joining a peer-led network to working as an artist’s assistant, they each have a different story to tell.

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Rebecca Strain
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Graduate interview: Rebecca Strain

Richard Taylor catches up with artist Rebecca Strain as she uses her isolation from developed networks to confront a writing practice that complements the enduring nature of her visual production.

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Dreaming of Xilita
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Graduate interview: James Clarkson

Richard Taylor focuses on how James Clarkson’s migration to Artists talking from Degrees unedited simulates other moves in his practice, his studio and in his unique insight on objects re-placed into the contemporary art context.

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'Diluting Exhibition Listings'
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Graduate interview: Tom Duggan

As Tom Duggan reviews his Degrees unedited blogging experience up to graduating in 2009, we catch up with his recent projects and artistic direction a year on.

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Burst
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Joanna Waclawski: The darkroom graduate

2010 Fine Art Photography graduate Joanna Waclawski talks about studying at Glasgow School of Art (GSA), and reflects on how re-sitting a year amplified her perspective on photography as a medium.

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