2013 Degree Show

Opening Hours:15 June (10 – 3 pm),17 June to 21 June (10 – 6 pm)

Preview: 14th June 2013, 6 – 9pm

Hanover Building, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, PR1 2HE

Hanover Project is very pleased to be hosting the 2013 Degree Show at the University of Central Lancashire. The exhibition is presented throughout the Hanover Building, and is a culmination of three years of hard work, study and development by BA (Hons) Fine Art and BA (Hons) Drawing and Image Making students.

The work presented in this exhibition represents and reflects the dynamic, interdisciplinary and broad-based nature of contemporary art practice. Existing ideas and ongoing debates about art are engaged with, challenged, repositioned and explored through diverse methodologies and processes, combining technical innovation, philosophical enquiry and conceptual discourse: from representational painting to multimedia installation, artists’ zines and books to experiments with film, photography and sculpture.

Explore the 2013 degree show and you will encounter everyday realities, unconscious imagery, astute observations and unique aesthetic commentaries. You will see the work of artists who re-examine history, engage with society, question aesthetic values and interrogate artistic processes. You will see process painters, representational drawing, multidisciplinary artists and artists who explore sculptural objects and our experiences of a given space. You will encounter the work of artists who use text, sound, found objects and digital media; who examine concepts of the absurd and the political; of memory and everyday experience.

The 2012/13 academic year has been an exciting and significant one for all who work within the Fine Art area at UCLan. In addition to the fantastic studios and workshops already housed in the Hanover Building, this year has been the first to benefit fully from the introduction of a host of new facilities which include a purpose-built life-drawing room, Mac suite, bench workshops and the Hanover Project gallery space. The latter alone has contributed vastly to the culture of the course, leading to the introduction of a new exhibition programme that combines student-led shows with major international exhibitions (for example Deadpan Exchange and Project 2013). It seems entirely appropriate that this outstanding group of Year Three students should be the first to use the Hanover gallery as a fully integrated degree show space.

For more information please visit: https://hanoverproject.wordpress.com

Notes to editor 


The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has developed an enviable reputation as an institution that innovates, evolving its course portfolio to over 500 undergraduate programmes and 180 postgraduate courses. The University has an established research reputation within the areas of Business, Health, Humanities and Science. In the recent Research Assessment Exercise, all 17 subject areas submitted were rated as containing research of international excellence while 11 areas were assessed to be undertaking research which is world-leading. In 2012 UCLan was awarded four stars in the QS Stars Development Road Map, indicating a University that is highly international with excellence in both research and teaching. UCLan has approximately 35,000 students and indirectly contributes close to £300 million into the regional economy every year. Over the past five years UCLan has invested more than £100 million on new buildings and facilities to support teaching, learning and leisure activities.

Hanover Project 

Hanover Project is a brand new contemporary art gallery in Hanover building. The space, run by a steering group comprising Fine Art lecturers, is open to members of the public, staff and students from 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday.

The gallery presents students with an opportunity to work alongside professional artists. It provides live work experiences, promotes networking, and engages students in their chosen field. Exhibiting artists have so far given presentations, co-ordinated film screenings, led workshops and arranged performance events for students, staff and members of the public to enjoy and participate in. Students have been eager to volunteer as gallery invigilators and installation assistants, providing them with the valuable skills and knowledge needed for their future careers as arts professionals.

Hanover Project is run by the Fine Art department at the University of Central Lancashire. Gallery coordinator is Victoria Lucas. The Hanover Project steering group is:



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