In the now – BA Fine Art Degree Show
This has been an incredible year for our graduating BA (Hons) Fine Art students, unprecedented in our lifetimes. Contemporary art practices comment on and make sense of the world by engaging with difficult and personal subjects. Our graduating Fine Art students have made work in relation to the rules of Lockdown and in spite of it. Large scale paintings underway in the studios were executed at home, experiments with domestic materials produced beautiful fragile prints. Ambitious sculptures were installed and recorded in living rooms. A kitchen table aesthetic, long established as the preserve of women artists isolated at home with children, became the working practices of emerging artists coping with isolation and uncertainty.
It is with great pleasure we present the works of our Fine Art students. Our end of degree celebration is a poignant one marked by separation, but also infused with great joy and hope as this brilliant group of artists leave our institution and make their way in the art world. We have had the honour of working closely with this cohort as they progressed through their degrees with determination and passion. Their hard work is testament to their dedicated work ethic and collective spirit.
The Fine Art Team wish you all of the successes you rightly deserve, thank you for taking us on your journey, we see this as a beginning and not an ending, we will miss each and every one of you.
Congratulations from the entire Fine Art Team, Bolton School of The Arts, University of Bolton.
To view the main homepage for the University of Bolton ‘Unlocked’ Creative Degree Showcase 2020 click here.
UNLOCKED PUBLIC VIEW
FRIDAY 19th June 7pm – 8pm
School of Arts Creative Show 2020 During this opening event we will be sharing a wide range of work produced by our students who have overcome significant challenges during recent times to create work for their individual creative projects. These will be shown through a variety of digital formats which will include virtual walkthrough 3D galleries, individual portfolio collections, moving animations and film.
The evening will commence at 7pm 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.
TO REGISTER – please use the following link to register your place. You will then receive a confirmation email with details of how to access your password for the zoom webinar via Eventbrite and unlock your ticket for entry.
Driven – 1st year Contemporary Fine Art Poster Exhibition
Bolton School of the Arts Creative Show ‘Unlocked’ 2020 does not only showcase BA graduate exhibitions, we also have 1st year BA Fine Art ‘Driven’ exhibition. The exhibition is a collection of issue driven contemporary poster designs, putting a modern twist on historical information and propaganda posters. Also on show our MA Fine Art Students interim exhibition ‘Consolidate’.
Consolidate – MA Exhibition
Isolationists Art Prize – Winners to be Announced
Sam Johnson , head of Bolton School of the Arts will announce the two prizewinners tonight at Unlocked Bolton School of the Arts Creative Show opening. Each will receive an award of Fred Aldous gift vouchers worth £100.