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Aisthetikos – Athens residency for first-year Fine Art students

Fine Art Course Leader Richard Waring and Graduate in Residence, Joe Morgan, along with ten first-year students travelled to Athens for a situated pedagogy project entitled ‘Aisthetikos.’

The group were based at the well-known Athenian cultural centre called Six d.o.g.s which has a project space, a bar and is an international music venue.

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Venice Fellowship Programme 2018

We are proud to announce our partnership with the British Council on the 2018 Venice Fellowship Programme; with representatives from BA (Hons) Fine Art and MArch Architecture. 


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Bournemouth Emerging Arts Fringe Festival 2018

Bournemouth Emerging Arts Fringe Festival (BEAF), Bournemouth’s biggest independent arts festival, returns throughout April and May 2018 for 10 days of arts and cultural offerings.

28th April – 7th May 2018, Various Locations Across Bournemouth

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AUB’s Sam Jackson & Dominic Shepherd Exhibit at Charlie Smith London

Charlie Smith London: Friday 23rd February – Saturday 31st March 2018

Two Fine Art Lecturers exhibit at the Charlie Smith London gallery in Shoreditch.

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Evil Knievel Mega Ramps with Artist Tom Dale

Earlier this month, third-year BA (Hons) Fine Art students specialising in sculpture took part in a workshop with contemporary artist, Tom Dale.

Tom Dale has shown works internationally everywhere from Raster Gallery in Warsaw, Poland, to the Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre (NiMAC) in Cyprus, and Latitude Festival in Southwold, England. His work is arrestingly comical, often layering visual metaphor with a subversion of material and object usage. Tom also works as a visiting tutor on the BA (Hons) Fine Art course, taking one-to-one tutorials and teaching sessions.

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BA (Hons) Fine Art graduates ‘Multiplicity’ and the ‘Pyscho Sensual Time Travelling Drama’

Fine Art graduates Clive Kudakwashe and Jess Thomas, otherwise known as the duo ‘Multiplicity’ have recently shown work in their first solo show.

The exhibition, held at the Truman Brewery, ran from the 1st until the 4th of February and consisted of new work from both Kudakwashe and Thomas, the sole contributors to the collective. The duo won the overall prize at Free Range 2017, exhibiting with their peers within the ‘v.serious art show’ – this solo show being the outcome of the prize.

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Frances Willoughby at FBA Futures

2017 BA (Hons) Fine Art graduate, Frances Willoughby, has recently shown work at FBA Futures 2018 at the Mall Galleries in London.

All exhibitors were personally selected by the Federation of British Artists (FBA), Frances having been selected after exhibiting her work at the Free Range graduate shows with the rest of her AUB coursemates.

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Life after AUB for Alumna Josepha Sanna

Josepha Sanna works for the Roche Court Educational trust, mainly within outreach for the ARTiculation prize. The programme is designed with the purpose of providing young people with a forum in which they can express their ideas about art.

We caught up with Josepha to find out about her life since graduating from AUB in 2006 as a BA (Hons) Fine Art student:

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Fine Art: Transmission, a response to Anthony Caro’s Sea Music

Caro’s sculpture, Sea Music, became a stage for a new work combining projection, sound and movement by Richard Waring and Sian Hutchings.

Sea Music is considered an important sculpture created by one of Britain’s greatest sculptors, Anthony Caro, and is the only site-specific public sculpture by the artist in the UK. The piece responds to the waves of boat sails and echoes the sound of the sea.

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MA Fine Art Graduate Wins Best Moving Image Award

Recent MA Fine Art graduate Jordi Robert wins Moving Image category with his film Eladia at the 21st National Open Art Exhibition 2017.

The National Open Art (NOA) is the UK’s leading independent art competition, open to amateur and professional artists, photographers and filmmakers living in the UK and Ireland. The competition offers both shortlisted and winning artists opportunities through exhibitions and online art sales platform, as well as a variety of prizes and awards worth over £50,000.

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MA Fine Art graduate selected for Emergency exhibition

MA Fine Art graduate Matthew Gough has been selected for the prestigious Emergency 2017 exhibition at Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth.

Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth’s leading contemporary art gallery, has announced the artist selection for the eighth incarnation of EMERGENCY, the gallery’s international open submission exhibition.

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Fine Art graduate, Helen Toomer, speaks to us about her career experience

BA (Hons) Fine Art alumna, Helen Toomer, graduated in 2003. We caught up with her to find out about her experience at AUB and the successful career she has embarked upon since graduating.

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