Brookes graduates selected for arts showcase

Friday, 06 February 2009


Fine Arts graduates display work in new exhibition at Ovada gallery.

Six recent Fine Arts graduates from Brookes have been selected for Oxford Contemporary, an exhibition showcasing some of the best new work by emerging artists in the South East region.

The exhibition, which runs at the Ovada Gallery in Gloucester Green, Oxford from 7 February to 21 March, features 17 artists in total. They work in a variety of media including painting, drawing, photography, installation and sculpture.

One of the Brookes graduates, James Winnett, has created an installation which responds directly to the gallery's location in a bus station. Two others have created work off-site: Kirsten Linning is creating installations in Oxford city centre windows, while Paula Lucido is showing two films at the Old Fire Station on the preview night Friday 6 February. The other Brookes exhibitors are Jane Wafer, Jezella Garner and Matthew Clark.

”I am delighted that so many of our recent Fine Art graduates have been selected for this exhibition,” commented Linda Fitzsimmons, Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities. “This, along with our recent exhibitions at Modern Art Oxford, the Truman Brewery in Brick Lane and the National Gallery of Albania, gives our students the recognition they deserve.”

Submissions were open to artists who have graduated in the last 5 years and have been selected by a panel which includes Clair Chinnery, artist and senior lecturer at Brookes, Raven Row gallery manager Sophie Williamson and Astrid Bowron, Director of Ovada.

Another recent Brookes graduate Joanna Gibson is also closely involved; as the new press and marketing intern at OVADA gallery she is promoting the Oxford Contemporary exhibition to a wider audience.

Photograph: Jane Wafer, Not-Doings