Art & Design Show
We are delighted to be opening the doors to celebrate the fantastic work of more than 60 students from the BA Fine Art, BA Photography and BA Graphic Design courses.
The School of Arts studios within the Richard Hamilton Building on the Headington Hill Hall site are transformed into a series of immersive exhibition spaces, hosting a wide range of artwork from digital art to painting, installation to photography. The exhibition continues in the Glass Tank Gallery in the Abercrombie Building on the Gipsy Lane site, which hosts creative practice of Fine Art and Graphic Design students.
Each course has chosen its own curatorial theme to explore and catalyse the shared concerns of the students. Fine Art has united under the banner of ‘Metanoia’, a concept meaning to change one's mind or a transformative change of heart.
Graphic Design toys with the spectacle of the degree show with their tongue in cheek title ‘WOW!’.
Whilst Photography recasts the act of photography itself through the prism of their title ‘Lightworks’, drawing attention to the fundamental role of light within photographic practice.
Across all strands of the Degree Show, this year’s graduates demonstrate their innovative spirit. Through an array of materials and creative research they explore subjects from climate change to nature, mental health to equality. For our students, the Degree Show is an opportunity to present the culmination of their learning, and to collaborate with staff and fellow students to produce an ambitious, large-scale exhibition. Collectively the Degree Show is a chance for visitors from across Oxford and beyond, to explore a broad and diverse range of creative disciplines and subjects through the eyes of new emerging talent.
The launch event will take place on Friday 12 May from 6-9pm with the show opening to the public between 10am-4pm from Saturday 13 May until Thursday 18 May.