Fine Art Degree Show will showcase talents of emerging artists in Oxford

Thursday, 07 May 2015

Fine Art Degree show

Thirty-three student artists will display their work in this year’s Oxford Brookes Fine Art Degree Show.

The exhibition will begin on Saturday (16 May) and will offer the opportunity for other students, staff and the local community to see the work of some of the best emerging artists in Oxford.   

The degree show is an exciting opportunity for the students to showcase their creativity, innovation and ambition.

Angus Phillips, Head of the School of Arts, Oxford Brookes University

The exhibition will mark the end of a three-year journey which has seen the Fine Art (BA Hons) students investigate, experiment and sharpen their skills and vision in the artistic arena. The variety of work on display includes photography, sculptures, paintings, prints and installations illustrating a broad range of finely tuned works that demonstrate the complexity and compelling nature of contemporary art. 

Photograph by Charlotte Westlake

Angus Phillips, Head of the School of Arts said: “I am delighted to see the amazing work produced by our final year students in Fine Art. 

“The degree show is an exciting opportunity for the students to showcase their creativity, innovation and ambition.”

Jean Wykes, a third year student in Fine Art who will be exhibiting at the show said: "After five years as a part time student here, the degree show is a chance to reflect on my artistic development and to focus more seriously on the future and moving into the world of professional practice as an artist".
 
Lizzie Howe, who is a second year student in Fine Art, will have a hand in setting up the exhibition for the final year students: "By helping the year above to install their exhibition, it has opened my eyes to the level of professional expectation that is required of an emerging artist leaving art school and about to put on exhibitions on their own...its  hard work, but great fun!".

The exhibition is free to attend and will run until Friday 22 May in the Glass Tank gallery space and the Richard Hamilton Building which are both on the Headington Campus.