Again I came across this by accident, and again it was the last day so I really couldn’t dedicate as much time to looking at the works as I would like to. Disappointingly there didn’t seem to be a catalogue of the works as in the earlier BA show had.
Information was much harder to come by this time as well, fewer of the artists had cards or flyers to even give contact points, I eventually found the site for the show but that wasn’t that easy either.
So onto the artists (in no particular order);
- Lyn Hagan (in collaboration with Agustin Fernandez
‘Tony and Angela – The Opera’
sound work with embroidered dress, referencing Maxican drug culture and cartels, murder, hail terms, romance between Tony and Angela – the ‘soap’ opera
Also ‘Drug Tales’, ‘Love Tales’, and ‘Crime Tales’
- Vivianne Chatel
‘Whence comes the light’
large cardboard structures intersecting with the space of the room, making new spaces and habitations within the installation – entrances and exits through the structures inviting exploration, layers
- Gareth Hudson
large video/light/sound piece – visceral, mythical, ecstatic, using choral sounds linked with slowed video from a heavy metal concert – passion
- Zoe Allen
found object sculptures, exploring spatial relationships/juxtapositions
- Bex Harvey
- Lorna Bryan
- Kevin Christensen
- Imogen Coates
fantastical creatures – anime, disney, mythic
- Iolando Rocha
‘Interweaving and crisscrossing’
raised shanty town structure – reminded me of the bridge from William Gibson – overhanging, accretion – growing through the structure of the exhibition space – barred on the inside – no thoroughfare
- Scott Aaron Tait
‘We are the forest dwellers’
sound and video – dodecahedrons – private mythology
- Jennifer Prevatt
papercut forest with sound piece – alluding to Sleeping Beauty, roses and thorns, an inked forest
- Kate Liston and Dan Wilde
spatial sculpture with sound and video – reimagining of domestic/office spaces
- Theresa Poulton
- William Flynn
pencil exploration of textures, quite lo-fi, inhabited the long gallery really well
- Joshua Ipoot
- Rebecca Woods
dark, wondrous, childhood – lamps, magic lanterns, whispered words
- Samantha Cary
- Sam Thorpe
- Kathryn Brame
- Katie Dent
If I’ve missed anyone, either the room wasn’t open or I just couldn’t find it in the lovely maze of the department rooms and corridors.
NEWCASTLE : Fine Art Studios & Hatton Gallery
Newcastle University, NE1 7RU
31st May (private view 6pm) – 14th June
LONDON : Embassy Tea Gallery. 195-205 Union Street, SE1 26th June (private view 27th. 6pm) -29th June
After visiting the MA show for the past two years I knew I wanted to visit the degree show as well.
There is a long list of finishing student, I will provide links for contact, site and if you click on the artist’s name it will take you to their show page.
Kirsty Alexander website
Robert Battersby website
Mark Bleakley website
Milly Carter Hepplewhite website
Dean Crawford website
Hannah Denney website
Naomi Elliott website
Katherine Hayward website
Isobel Hindhaugh website
Susannah Horowitz website
Sarah Illing website
Dennis Isou contact : website
Alexandra Knox website
Megan Lagrue website
Conor Lightfoot website
Dan Linden website
Alexandra de Lusignan
Louise Mackenzie website
Ellie McCulloch website
David Mills website
Siti Munirah Yusop website
Robyn Nevison website
Eleanor Parr website
Harry Peck website
Sam Purcell website
George Quiney website
Sherene Scott website
Cody Sowerby website
Harriet Sutcliffe website
Jessica Townsend website
William Vinegrad contact : website
Chantal Ward Mercer website
Georgina Witts website
When I arrived it was to find the main gallery closed due to water damage on the electrics, this means I didn’t get to see all the artist’s works, so the review really is only for half the show. I will try to get back to have another look before it goes to London and edit this post with any other thoughts and views then.
Of the artists I did see I found the following artists to be the ones whose work excited me the most:
I really loved the strong graphic element to these works and the obsessive quality that the close-ups give. In a way, they remind me of Edward Weston’s black and white photographs of fruit and vegetable, but in a much more distilled fashion. The images also talk about the representation of the human form through photography and how this can be interpreted in many ways.
The group together was visually striking and when looked at as whole seemed to transform into landscapes and geographical features.
Freya’s interventions into the fabric of the Hatton Gallery were at once, humorous, unexpected and vaguely alien. They kept appearing in the most unexpected of corners and would catch your attention out the corner of your eye almost as they were following your progress around the galleries.
Once the humorous aspect wore off the more alien aspect came out, were these encrustation growing? Were they following?
An excellent use of material, shape and structure to take the viewer outside their normal expectations of buildings.
A lovely surprise as I was getting to the end of my explorations of the galleries to come across this random mark making hanging in the air.
The installation ‘owned’ the space and seemed to coalesce into a poem of marks that could almost be interpreted, but never quite grasped/
I loved the concept of using the air as a material, didn’t take me long to grasp the artist’s intent and 20 minutes later I broke off to have a look at the physical structures this piece was composed of.