First year BA (Hons) Fine Art students open their exhibition to the public with private view event in transformed AUB studios.

The exhibition showcases the culmination of their second unit of study and celebrated seven small group exhibitions. It was curated and installed by first year students, transforming the AUB Northlight studios into a professional gallery space filled with a great variety of exciting art.

The opening event included a number of live interventions – amplified log synthesizers, a sleeping student, a blindfolded happening and Harriet Beach’s impressive two-hour durational performance inspired by artist Tehching Hsieh. Visitors could take part in Rachel Mortlock’s Sleazy Playground or Laura Medcalf’s The Purity of Formlessness, while exploring work in sound, video, sculpture, drawing, painting, digital and other media, showing off a great range of ideas and skills developed rapidly by new students to the Fine Art.

We caught up withe some of the exhibiting students:

“It was very inspiring” said exhibiting student Lucia Dominguez, “a great chance to show our work to the rest of the university.”

Emilie-Jane Osborne tells us: “It was my first experience of being involved in a proper exhibition and I’m looking forward to doing more now”.

“I really saw my ideas come to life and become real” said Charlie Pritchard, after his noise performance resonated around the gallery.

Level Leader Andy Weir commended the students for their hard work and added that he hopes they will build on these skills over their time on the rest of the course.