BA (Hons) Fine Art
The year in review
Words by Carl Rowe, Course Leader
Warm September sunshine welcomed our students to the start of this academic year. In contrast it was a blustery wet scene at the renown Houghton Hall when our students assisted the internationally known artist Richard Woods in creating a new monumental artwork in early October.
Despite the weather, students loved working on this major project and to make the most of this encounter we invited Richard Woods to NUA in February to give a talk as part of our Fine Art Lecture programme.
This year we have expanded the opportunities for students to interact with our guest speakers, enabling valuable insight into the professional practices of artists. Students have debated the power of advertising in a series of projects with the artist Martin Firrell. They have explored experimental writing through a workshop with Taylor Le Melle (which also included an event at Wysing Arts Centre) and students have engaged in virtual reality group exhibitions with artists Marcus Cope and Cécile Pitois.
The brilliance of our students has been evident through their numerous exhibitions and events held throughout the year. Highlights have to include the Student Curation Team’s ingenious open call show ‘F’ word, interrogating the value of failed artworks.
It is gratifying that these students, soon to be graduates, are already negotiating creative employment and securing places on postgraduate courses.