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9th March 2018

The York College Gallery is showing to a new exhibition by Matt Swan, a painter and cartoonist living and working in London. 

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Matt studied BA (Hons) Drawing and Painting at Edinburgh College of Art, graduating with first class honours in 2010. His current practice focuses largely on self-publishing short adventure comics with a penchant for absurdity and humour. His comic Parsley Girl: Carrots was shortlisted for the “Young People’s Comic Award 2016”.

Matt paints daft animals and silly wizards when not making comics. His exhibition,'Strange Surroundings' is a culmination of a painting project that aims to build a comprehensive picture of an imagined expedition into lands unknown and Matt is showing new works that he made especially with this exhibition in mind.

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Art & Design tutor Steven Hemingway who runs the Gallery exhibition space at the College says: “This exhibition is a great way for our current students to see the work of a very talented painter and cartoonist. His work will no doubt be received well by all of the art and design students at York College, from Level 1 and 2, through to Level 3 students such as A-level and Extended Diploma up to post A-level courses such as the Art Foundation and Degrees – this really is an exhibition with something for everyone to enjoy.”

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Matt Swain's 'Strange Surroundings' runs from 9th - 29th March 2018 in the York College Gallery.

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