Flux presents their inaugural exhibition Transmute, The Vaults Market Place, Bolton.
Evocations & Transformations in a Contemporary World
Flux are proud to announce their inaugural exhibition; TRANSMUTE, a collection of work by second year Fine Art students from the University of Bolton.
TRANSMUTE investigates themes both personal and universal. Reflections on societal and cultural values, mental health awareness and a throw-away society are explored in transformative ways through a range of media; both digital and physical.
The exhibition invites you to delve into the realms of surrealism and existentialism, where things are flipped on their head; the ordinary becomes the extraordinary and the lost and forgotten offer visual curiosities through imaginative narratives.
Having made connections with a local creative organisation, Flux are delighted to have support from RockIt, which provide opportunities for young creatives in the music industry and building bridges with the arts.
Flux’s show, Transmute, is an exciting opportunity to discover up and coming, diverse artists and can be viewed at Unit V5, The Vaults, Market Place, Bolton, BL1 2AL from 12th May to 16th May. 11.00-18.00
Melissa Day, Francis Duggan, Luciana Evans, Helen Hosick, Ioanna Giannakopoulou, Ndudi -ndudi Mamboma, Alicja Ostrowska, Jade Swarbrick.
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Every year our students on BA (Hons) Fine Art course at Bolton School of Arts, University of Bolton are given the challenge to organise and curate an external exhibition, as part of their professional practice development. Each year the baton is taken up with enthusiasm and optimism from the students. Many times I have been amazed to see the students bring to fruition a show that not only meets an exceptional level of professionalism, but also engages its audience in meaningful and contemporary ways. This year has certainly been no exception, despite the additional challenges the covid pandemic brought.
Flux’s inaugural group exhibition Transmute is a true testament to the group’s ingenuity, resilience and ambition; creating, developing and collaborating to bring to you an engaging, stimulating and thought provoking show that seeks to stir debates and reflections on what we value in a post lockdown world.
It’s truly been a privilege to work with this group. Through their collective endeavour much has been gained and shared in a professional context but more significantly in the making of the artworks for their exhibition. This exhibition marks the start of their own personal creative journeys where they have begun to find their own voices. Many have found the beginnings of what most interests them; emotionally and intellectually, formally and conceptually.
The collaborative nature of teaching consists of an alliance between students and tutor. The dialogues that take place enable insights to be developed, predominantly by the students, but on occasion this exchange can lead to discoveries shared by all participants.
Amongst the so many rewards in teaching I am grateful for those moments when it is not only I who is doing the ‘showing’ but the student reveals to me that which was otherwise yet to be said or seen anew.
In this exhibition Transmute I am sure you will also find new ways of seeing, thinking and being in the world.