AboutDifferent Strokes shows a selection of artists whose creative work represents
differences in medium, vision, direction and experiences filtered through a decade
of the University of the Arts London fine art programmes.
The exhibition is the culmination of the Creative Careers fine art project
established by Head of Creative Careers Julia Yates, and supported by the Dean
of Students, Rob Imeson. The project has been led by artist/curator and CSM MA
Fine Art graduate, Miranda Lopatkin, whose inspired approach brought about an
improved dialogue between fine art students at Arts London and Creative Careers,
as well as producing a lasting project resource.
Different Strokes featured a much applauded programme of talks which included
groups of fine art commissioners, entrepreneurial fine artists, gallerists and
administrators who engaged on many levels with lively audiences of Arts London
students and graduates.
The project has been characterised by a collaborative approach and we are
grateful to the Alumni Association, whose participation was essential in reaching
out to past graduates. Also to the Enterprise Centre for the Creative Arts (ECCA),
for providing business support and advice to those fine art students working to
establish their careers.
The Innovation Gallery at Central Saint Martins is the perfect venue to celebrate
the work of Arts London fine art graduates. All the contributors to this catalogue
have been driven by innovation and creativity, both in their fine art practices and
alternative career choices.