The Fine Art 2019 Summer Exhibition.
Each year offers a very different dynamic, due to the personalities involved and therefore the degree shows are always an exciting and unknown outcome. Our Studio Site & Context course not only focuses upon the very important aspects of a Fine Art practice but we encourage an individual approach to the interpretation of life, politics and philosophy. A further major aspect of the third year is the vital inclusion of curatorial experience and learning how to respond to space. Every third year student has to evaluate their own work, negotiate and learn how to curate this work within a given space. This year we present 25 individual voices, through painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media, performance and video.
Many of our third years will be continuing their academic studies through a Masters Degree, a few have chosen to venture into teaching and others will be actively seeking studios for further developing their practice. There are many exciting opportunities for Fine Art students to take part in collaborations, student exchanges and a number of awards have been offered through external sponsors. Last year we had the B3 Creative Alchemy Scholarship to support two mature students from ethnic backgrounds and who had made significant changes in their lives in order to start new careers.
We are pleased to announce that two of our students have been selected to travel and work with Wales-Venice Biennale 2019 and another student has been offered the role of President of the Student Union for Swansea next year. It has been an exciting, provocative and challenging three years for students and staff alike and that is what makes a successful, inspiring and holistic outcome for every student, every year. This third year is made up of a dynamic, productive and close knit student cohort who leave behind a positive energy that will be missed but act as an inspiration to those continuing in their studies.
We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our third year students the very best for their futures and look forward to hearing about their new adventures and journeys in life.
THE FINE ART TEAM