This pop-up exhibition has been set up on campus at the Fine Art Gallery and displays the work of final year Fine Art students specializing in sculpture-based practice within School of the Arts. Undergraduate students include:
• Untitled by Olivia Muscat who explores the materiality of emulsion conveyed through the process of a pouring technique that employs gravity as its central tool.
• On the rocks by Matteo Allodi who looks at the link between architecture and art in exploring similarities in use of line, shape and colour.
• ‘Do you speak?’ by Marcos Alexandre Baioa Eliseu whose glazed stoneware head sculpture exploresthe practice of making ceramic head sculptures that translate figurative paintings.
• Untitled (The Triptych) by Tamsin Corrigan whodepicts the process and interaction of clay, exploring the idea of the medium as a vivifier.
• Work in progress by Amelia Seren Roberts who conveys howfragmented and distorted human figures often imply, paradoxically, both presence and absence of the individual.
• Untitled by Georgina Fuller whose plaster on canvas explores the material of plaster, looking at its malleable form and texture.
• The Boat de-wheeled by Craig Parr who explores the symbolisation of a boat within context.
• Growth 2015 by Alexandra Brady who seeks to evoke senses beyond the visual in abstracted forms.
Work from Josh Heathcote, Alex James, Olivia Callaghan, Hayley Roberts, Rebecca Doms and Mar Ijsel Villegas is also on display.
The exhibition, Touching Distance, is a work in progress as students within the the Fine Art programme close ever nearer to their degree shows in June. The exhibition demonstrates the breadth of practice within Fine Art and the inventive ways that students creatively address their studio based practice.
John Atkin, Reader in Fine Art and University event organiser, said: “I am proud to have been invited to put together a concept for this global event. The ISC has a long history of supporting student practice and I have taken this opportunity to promote the work of several students on the Fine Art Programme, whose work articulates the ambitions of Sculpture within contemporary worldwide practice.
“The students involved in this exhibition contribute to the ethos of a making culture that utilises both cutting edge digital technologies as well as more traditional modes of practice: asserting themselves as independent thinkers within an ever expanding creative community.” 14 Apr 2015