Welcome to the 2023 BA (Hons) Fine Art Degree show exhibition of graduating student work. Fine Art is a studio-based course which encourages students to investigate Fine Art in its’ widest sense. In this year’s exhibition audiences are invited to enjoy student work in a diverse range of forms, including, installation, sculpture, painting, photography, virtual reality, animation, sound, and performance work. Students on the course explore, negotiate, and transform materials, space, and meaning to create work which reflects a range of human experiences.
Artworks within the exhibition show students’ engagement in the pertinent national and global issues of the day such as, the politics and power relationships within global food production, the experience of workers in the UK gig economy and the impact of technological innovations on our physical and psychological experience of the world. Within the exhibition audiences will see artworks focused on representations of identity, explorations of family relationships, experiences of absence and loss, and celebrations of the urban environment.
The course supports students in developing individual creative ideas whilst teaching the professional skills required to prepare and present work in curated group public exhibitions, open studio events and public presentations. Students on the course develop communication skills and problem solve to create ambitious artworks using a diverse range of materials.
The course staff team applaud the 2023 Fine Art student cohort for their personal and collective achievements in creating such a dynamic exhibition of ambitious artworks. We celebrate the individual and collective achievement and congratulate the final year students for producing this innovative, body of work.
Suzanne Hutchinson and Professor Matthew Cornford
BA (Hons) Fine Art Course