Fine Art Creative show 2021 – UNRESTRICTED

We have the great pleasure of working with the most talented, driven and dedicated students on Fine Art and Art & Design at The University of Bolton. In a year that challenged all aspects of daily life, our finalists worked above and beyond what was expected of them. Ambitious art works were undertaken in living rooms, bedrooms, public spaces and on campus as this cohort of artists came to terms with life during a global pandemic. Working in collaboration they have produced an incredibly diverse and meaningful show, representative of their sheer determination and passion for art, producing accomplished, challenging and engaging work.

It is with great pleasure we present the works of our Fine Art students in both virtual and physical forms. Our end of degree show is a celebration of emerging talent and creativity; our finalists are ready to take on the challenges of art practice in Britain today. This is the start of their incredible journey, we thank them for making us part of it and wish them long and fruitful years of art making and thinking.


A solo exhibition in Pineapple Black’s virtual gallery. The winner will work directly with both the curatorial team at Pineapple Black Arts and their virtual design team at Dovetail Joints to reimagine their virtual space for a solo exhibition in 2021. The exhibition will featured for 4 weeks on Pineapple Black website and will be permanently viewable via their exhibition archive.
Awarded to Natasha Mitchell

An opportunity to work on an international publication, the recipient will experience first hand how to fund, edit, market and design a international art publication.
Awarded to Hannah Walsh

OT Creative Space Residency
A two week Residency shaped with the artist, the artist will make work for exhibition in The OT Creative Space window gallery. Studio Space will be provided.
Awarded to Nancy Zerbo

NEO Graduate Residency Prize  – The Neo Student Award
A 12 week residency period with 24 hour access, use of facilities and induction. This residency will begin once Neo studios are fully open post pandemic restrictions at a time to arranged over the course of the next 12 months.
Awarded to Bille Hatton

Congratulations from the entire Fine Art Team, University of Bolton

Amy Thompson
Bille Hatton
Chloe Gallagher
Daniela Postolache
Eleanor Cornish
Grace Allaby
Hannah Walsh
Jessica Melling
John Chaisty
Katy Hamilton

Lesley Laurie
Megan Wilson
Nancy Zerbo

Olivia Pyott

Rebekah Mills
Sally Moss

Sally Tomato

Shana Khatir
Sophie Ogilvy

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Bolton School of the Art creative show 2021

Thursday 17 June 6.30pm – 8.00pm 

Welcome to the School of Arts Creative Show 2021

During this opening event, we will be celebrating a wide range of work produced by our talented students who have continued to work this year both off-campus and through access to much needed studios and workshops. These will be shown through a variety of digital formats which will include a virtual walkthrough of 3D galleries, individual portfolio collections, moving animations and film.

The evening will commence at 6.30pm with an opening by the Head of School, Sam Johnson and followed by a showcase highlight of what is on offer within these digital galleries.

We will also share with you our Industry selected Creative Show Awards which offer an opportunity to celebrate the significant achievements of student work across areas including Art and Design with Foundation, Animation & Illustration, Fashion, Fine Art, Film & Media, Graphic Design, Photography and Textiles & Surface Design.

We look forward to seeing you there. *Once you register you will be sent a confirmation email which will have the link to the event on the day.