The latest news from our course:
Putting Edge is an exciting new project which brings artist-designed mini golf to the heart of Bournemouth for the first time.
BA (Hons) Fine Art students have been given the opportunity to create and exhibit their own sculptures, in this temporary re-design of the town’s Lower Gardens Miniature Golf Course. The students will be working alongside internationally renowned artist and crazy golf specialist Doug Fishbone, who has previously presented an art crazy golf course at the Venice Biennale in 2015 featuring some of Britain’s leading artists such as Yinka Shonibare MBE. Fishbone has also designed courses with artists such as Jake and Dinos Chapman and David Shrigley.
Fine Art graduate in residence, Sian Hutchings, recently ran a workshop entitled ‘A Composition for Drawing’ for students from Richmond College, along with final year student, Joseff Morgan.
Sian tells us more about the event: “After the success of running the sonic journals workshop for South Downs College, I was asked to run a fine art/illustration based workshop for art students from Richmond College.
Third year BA (Hons) Fine Art students will hold an art auction to raise money for their London degree show, with donations from John Baldessari, Jeremy Deller and many more.
The auction will be held on 16 March 2017 from 6-9pm in the Refectory with a silent auction that will feature students’ donated work and a hammer auction with works donated from established artists including work from the Fine Art course team.
On 20th February, I had the opportunity to run a workshop along with BA (Hons) Fine Art Course Leader Richard Waring and two students helpers (Charles Pritchard & Joe Morgan) for 26 Japanese students from Kyoto University of Art and Design (KUAD).
The day started with a short presentation about the course from Course Leader Richard Waring.
Dominic Shepherd, BA (Hons) Fine Art Senior Lecturer, has been invited to be on a discussion panel and present work for this year’s VOLTA NY international art fair, representing CHARLIE SMITH LONDON GALLERY.
VOLTA NY is the invitational fair of solo artist projects and is the American incarnation of the original Basel VOLTA show, which was founded in 2005 by three art dealers as a fair “by galleries, for galleries”.
Hauser & Wirth Somerset is a pioneering world-class gallery and multi-purpose arts centre, which acts as a destination for experiencing art, architecture and the remarkable Somerset landscape through new and innovative exhibitions of contemporary art.
Second year BA (Hons) Fine Art student, Clare Dickson, uses her work to fundraise for a local food bank.
Clare tells us more:
BA (Hons) Fine Art alumnus and former Student Union President Dan Broadbent isn’t afraid of a challenge. In 2015, he curated Bournemouth’s second Emerging Arts Fringe festival. He explains how he showcased almost 500 artists through 150 different events.
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Fine Art Graduate in residence, Sian Hutchings has curated ‘A Painting Exhibition’ with twenty one artists including students, staff and alumni from AUB.
The exhibition catalogue includes contributions from John Baldessari, Alison Carlier and Salomé Voegelin.
Lu Tingting’s exhibition ‘LISA’ at the Bumf gallery the cumulation of a three month stay at Arts University Bournemouth.
Tingting has been working alongside the Fine Art team and students, observing lessons, creating alongside students and experiencing the philosophy of Fine Art at Bournemouth. This international co-operation has been of benefit to all parties, staff and students and we look forward to keeping the friendships forged alive in future collaborations and co-operation.
BA (Hons) Fine Art Lecturer, Dominic Shepherd, is exhibiting at Strange Worlds: The Vision of Angela Carter Exhibition.
His painting, ‘The Season of the Witch’, is included in this major exhibition celebrating the life of the writer Angela Carter. Delving into the latent meanings of childhood fairytales and the twisted imagery of gothic mysticism, this exhibition pays homage to the dark and compelling drama of Carter’s visual imagination – brutal, surrealist and savage.