UN to open its doors for MA Fine Art show

News Page 12th November 2015

The University of Northampton is opening its doors next month for a special postgraduate art show, featuring the work of our MA Fine Art students.

The five-day exhibition is open to the public and is an excellent opportunity for new, current and prospective students to see what is achieved though the postgraduate course.

Visitors to the exhibition will have the opportunity to view exceptional works by nine graduating students, who have all completed their Master’s in Fine Art. The show will be held in our purpose-built Walgrave studios at Avenue Campus. The students’ work features a variety of mediums, including painting, drawing, textiles and digital media, influenced by themes including the tensions between the familiar and unfamiliar, war and the dynamic energy between the sky and sea.

Exhibiting artists:

  • Rashmy Ahamed
  • Susanne Ballinger
  • Amy Booth
  • Katharine Lyons-Burke​
  • Jacqueline O’Kane
  • Louis Sidis
  • Sue Lydia Taylor
  • Mimi Tobot
  • Kelly Walker

Dr Craig Staff, MA Fine Art Course Leader and Reader in Fine Art, commented: “The MA Fine Art Show is the culmination of the students’ engagement with the course. It is a very significant moment and is testimony to the industry, creativity and innovation that the students have brought to their respective practices since embarking on the course. This year’s exhibition is no exception and showcases a compelling selection of artworks that encompass a breadth of different materials, ideas and approaches.”

The show will be held in the Walgrave building (W14 and W16) between 18-23 September 2015. The exhibition will open daily between 10am-4pm. A preview evening – open to all – will be held on Thursday 17 September between 5pm-8pm. The Walgrave building is at Avenue Campus, St George’s Avenue, Northampton NN2 6JD.

To find out more about the University of Northampton’s MA Fine Art – which is available both part-time and full time, visit the course page​.

Pictured: a selection of images from the show. Clockwise from top left – ​​Susanne Ballinger, ​Jacqui O’Kane, Amy Booth, Sue Lydia Taylor.​​

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