BA (hons) Fine Art…
…combines visual art practice with critical studies and places a strong emphasis on studio practice.
Fine Art is at the forefront of cultural production, exploring new terrain and challenging existing ideas. Our course will allow you to become part of this momentum by entering into a community of artists, supported and encouraged to extend your creative work and ideas into new areas.
During the course, you will create a substantial portfolio of work to showcase your technical and creative talents, culminating in your final show.
MARTE AURORA BERGE
Inspired by the Wiccan Wheel of the Year, this project explores witchcraft in relation to the eternal cycles of the sun. Animal-human hybrids and magical artefacts are painted onto birch with natural pigments mixed with walnut oil.
Symbols and sigils are printed onto organic fabric which has been dyed with vegetable peels and other kitchen waste, and magical bread was baked for this installation. The artwork is a tribute to femininity, the Earth and the moon.
Part of a series of watercolour portraits, exploring the relationship between Instagram influencer culture and how easy it can be to fake identities online.
A large acrylic painting, collecting different beauty ideals to comment on the way that beauty standards are largely unachievable and ever changing.
This 35.5 x 35.5cm painting consists of two layers; oil on board and acrylic on glass, reflecting our fragmented relationship with nature. This work is titled The Venture, as it considers a journey through which this relationship is explored.
This 140 x 250 cm painting deals with the concerns of nature, colour, and personal experience. This work is titled Boundless, as a reflection of how our opportunities to learn and develop new art have no limits.
The Final Girl, blood, tears and Freedom
Each of the women in these paintings experienced adversity on the set of their respective horror film. From facing abuse from film crew, to feeling traumatised by the horror subject matters- these are depicted with both void and fearful expressions.
The Final Girl: blood, tears and Freedom
A series of nineteen images, displaying a range of actresses who have appeared in the horror genre, ranging from iconic critically acclaimed horror The Exorcist (1973), to low-budget indie projects Halloween (1978) and The Blair Witch Project (1999).
The Digital Revolution
The pixelated text and the imagery of the flames, painted on Perspex, were paired to create a visual timeline from the first Industrial Revolution to the most recent technological Revolution; to acknowledge the similarities and differences between them.
Is a sign created to represent a time where technology wasn’t a part of the everyday. ‘Input’ is a technological word used to describe the act of data entering in a computer; demonstrating how digitally advanced the world has become from two separate periods of time.
Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder
A series of photographs investigating the female form, and how women respond within friendships and relationships. This project focused primarily on photography and the individuals I met during this time, and the stories they told me regarding their own experiences.
Under the influence
An installation in an enclosed room involving a mirror, newspaper extracts and glass drawings, with a hidden speaker telling the story of a young woman I met. The speaker tells the audience about her past experience involving alcohol and ‘grey’ rape.
A photography series exploring texture within nature. A series revealing texture thorough depth of field photography. These photos explore the texture of leaves compared human skin.
Past and present
A Series of Lino prints developing upon negative and positive printmaking. Reflecting upon past and present techniques. The three-piece print series draws upon my love for horticulture using textiles. The large A4 prints show clean crisp outlines of beautiful roses.
This project explored the stereotypes of masculinity, with the model Jacob who struggled with multiple identities, being a male dancer. The use of lighting and typically female objects such as glitter and make up were used to understand the discomfort.
This is an example of a page within a magazine I produced which focused on my version of ‘books’ with the dyslexia outlook in my experience. It aimed to not give the same shame of my struggles from reading.
STACEY JANE HORRY
This project was a film construct that pushed taboo subjects on to the audience. It commented on themes of domestic violence and the misrepresentation of the world of BDSM. The piece features the artist as the protagonist.
Creature comforts: This project was a watercolour brush pen piece on col press watercolour graded paper. Using my contextual research on mythology I constructed this piece to show my personal rendition of the siren. The siren having deep psychological connections.
Measuring 43cm X 61cm is an acrylic paint and watercolour mixed piece. The work was inspired by Film Noir and the Femme Fatale. Themes within the piece explore the iconography of smoke, mirrors, framing techniques and layering.
The Smoke Has Lifted
Measures 233.5cm X 211cm and is a series of 22 acrylic paint and watercolour mixed pieces. The work was inspired by Film Noir, #MeToo and a dialogue between the past and the present.
Tales of Dreams and Dragons
My project is creating a Manga about a witch named Felicity and her journey to uncharted lands to find dragons. In this big adventure she faces discrimination against magic but will overcome such obstacles with her friends by her side.
This project explores my acrylic painting that depicts Medusa with a twist that resulted in a different monster, Mesa. Learning about Mesa and other new monsters further through a comic narrative, encouraging the monster and reader to talk.
They told us we couldn’t, so we did it anyway
A piece influenced by females in the Punk/Rock industry and how they are often sexualised. The artist, Jess, finds herself fluctuating between subcultures and aesthetics, introducing this into her work, a self-portrait which captures individuality and attitude.
A self-portrait alongside the hand-crafted neon is influenced by her interest in creating ambience and atmosphere within exhibition environments, making her art visceral and immersive. The text is designed to be raw causing emotions to be triggered in some viewers.
CELINE LUYTKIS WERGELAND
The Shapeless Shape
A filmed performance exploring the mind through spoken words and cinematic effects. The artist confronts the negative side of herself known as the Fox. Throughout she realises that the Fox is simply a reflection of herself, and not a monster.
My Mind Castle
A sculpture made out of clay and matches. Based on the idea that everyone has a castle inside their mind and each room represents a different idea and emotion. The amount of rooms and floors depends on your personality.
Brown Girl World
Takes focus on being British-Pakistani studying and making in the arts within a Western country. This project was produced during the voting period for Brexit, pulling in aspects of discrimination, cultural struggles in art and freedom.
Discusses taboo subjects in South Asian traditions, such as sexual promiscuity, shame, and naivety. This project presents the traditional view of a disturbed, distorted, and exaggerated form of what ‘freedom’ entails from some South Asian perspectives.
Achieving a first class degree was a huge personal achievement as I completed the final year of my degree as a new, single mother.
Anna Lister, Fine Arts Student
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