British Culture in 3D form at York College & University Centre
Our Level 5 BA (Hons) 3D Creative Practice Students Naomi Chappelow, Scott Drynan and Victoria Rogers have taken over the York College & University Centre Art Gallery.
The students have each responded to the theme of ‘British Culture’, bringing their own interpretation and creativity. On show there is a range of conceptual work, including sculptural ceramics, surface pattern design and body adornment.
The student’s work is on display until the 26th May. Please come along and take a look at this fantastic exhibition.
Ode to Weeds is built from Naomi’s personal childhood memories of British wildflowers. Nature is often overlooked in our day-to-day lives, this display of work aims to evoke the viewer’s memories of their own interactions with these flowers, hoping to show how recognisable these activities are in our culture and remind us of the positive impact British flora has on us.
Naomi chose to leave the flowers themselves out of the sculptures and instead Saggar fire her pieces with dandelions, daisies and buttercups to represent how interactions with nature help make us who we are.
Scott is heavily inspired by Norse mythology and the crafts that the Norse people created during the 10th century, and mixing aspects of their crafts and various art styles with a mix of modern influence and his own creative thoughts.
For this exhibition’s theme of British Culture, Scott has created a variety of jewellery influenced by the impact the Vikings left after their time in the land, mostly in York. Taking the old Danelaw flag’s raven that was once the banner for places like York and the white rose of Yorkshire, combining them with a mix of Norse and modern stylings to create the displayed jewellery and leather craft.
Victoria’s practice is often political in nature, inspired by current issues and problematic past. In response to the theme of ‘British Culture’, Victoria’s installation is concerned with the notion that Britain’s ‘greatness’ is bound up with empire, and today’s Britain has not acknowledged responsibility for it’s colonial heritage, fuelling right-wing ideation.
Our BA (Hons) 3D Creative Practice allows our degree-level students to explore their creativity and refine their technical skills with this practical studio-based course. This degree will allow students to get hands-on and delve into a range of creative practices and techniques, such as textiles, wood and metal work, fine metal and jewellery, ceramics and 3D making.
For more information on our BA (Hons) 3D Creative Practice, click here.
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If you can't make it to the exhibition, don't worry. On 16th - 18th of June you are invited to our 2023 Degree Show!
This is your chance to view the work of our degree-level creative students.