19th December 2017
Fine Art students studying the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design and the Extended Diploma in Art and Design have taken over the York College Gallery to showcase their work currently being made in the College's studios, as part of their course.
The show is a “work in progress” pop-up exhibition entitled 'From Personal to the Political' - it is the culmination of the students' last project in which they chose a news story from which to generate ideas and then develop into pieces of contemporary art. The project produced a wide variety of responses ranging from environmental issues inspired by the Blue Planet, to the demolition of Victorian mills, the death of Charles Manson, Greggs' sausage rolls, the depletion of wild sea grass, melting glaciers, big game hunting and Robert Mugabe. to name just a few.
Steven Hemingway, tutor of Fine Art says: “The exhibition is a fantastic opportunity for our students to see their work outside of the clutter of the studio environment – and for many this will be their first experience of exhibiting work in a more professional context - the range of work is very ambitious and really does show off the diversity of the talented students studying Fine Art this year.”
The exhibition covers painting, printmaking, sculpture, installation art, video art and text based work and is open Monday to Friday until 11th January 2018.