Dr Lisa Wade, Head of Arts and Humanities welcomes you to enjoy the End of Year Show at the university in 2017:
Once again, our End of Year Show represents the efforts and achievements of our student community across a broad range of disciplines. Creativity and Critical Thinking form the basis of our student endeavour and we are pleased to share the final results with you all. Do come and join in our celebrations as we congratulate our lively student community on the fulfilment of their academic journey this summer.
BA (Hons) Digital Film Production
BA (Hons) Graphic Design
BA (Hons) Graphic Design (Graphic Illustration)
BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design
BA (Hons) Photography
- This year’s BA Fine Art Show is entitled “Blue Shift paradigm”; Blueshift describes how light changes as objects in space (such as stars or galaxies) move closer or farther away from us. This concept is key to charting the universe's expansion.. If an object moves closer, the light moves to the blue end of the spectrum, as its wavelengths get shorter. The students have embraced this concern and made work that challenges the commonly held tenets of Fine Art, expanding their universes to encompass a myriad of disciplines.
This is reflected in the philosophical remit of the BA Fie Art. The students embrace the idea of multi-disciplinarity within Fine Art, exploring the edges of the known. Education allows students to gain the tools that will support these students throughout their lives. Learning never stops and the BA Fine Art is the first step on that journey
This year students have worked with an obvious passion and desire to improve. Fine Art is at the avant-garde of change, it is supposed to be challenging and monumental. It is supposed to ask and be asked challenging questions.
The Fine Art students have had the opportunity to work on research projects in the Czech Republic, formulating responses to an abandoned communist prison and then curating an exhibition.
There has also been the opportunity for students to engage with a vibrant and wide ranging visiting lecturers programme; from sculptors to sonic artists, from performance artists to film makers.
It has been a pleasure to work with the Fine Art students this year, and we as a Fine Art Team, wish them every success in the expanding universe that is their future.
Vicky Cull MA, Acting Course Leader of BA and MA Fine Art and Arts Practice