Hanover Project is very pleased to be hosting an exhibition by first year MA Fine Art Students at the University of Central Lancashire. This exhibition will coincide with the MA Degree Show exhibit in the Hanover Building studios. The work on show at this midway point in the MA represents the continual dynamic shifts and debates within the diversity of contemporary practice. Using a range of disciplines and innovative approaches to traditional mediums the students’ works combine to engage, question and experiment. The MA Fine Art course focuses on developing professional career opportunities within a learning environment where research and project development supports ambitious programmes of study.
There are five participating artists, representing the Studio Practice and Site and Archive pathways of the course. Georgianna. C. Ainsworth is a Mexican-British painter and printmaker exploring the devastating effect violence has on Mexican society and culture; her imagery is influenced by pre-Hispanic art and her culture’s strong links to nature. Tracy Hill’s research examines how the conventional processes of printmaking and new developing technologies can be combined to produce innovative ways to challenge the definitions of print. Nigel Morris creates intuitive abstractions; he explores the relationship between the written graphic and visual language and how they provide a dialogue for the informative and the aesthetic. Theresa Taylor employs printmaking, painting and plaster work to explore primary human experiences, taking material from the natural world, particularly landscape and the sea, and using it metaphorically. Through a strategic drawing based practice, Gary Wiggins creates detailed ‘social portraits’ which act as cultural and social metaphors to investigate and highlight social issues affecting contemporary society.
Alongside the exhibition in Hanover project will be the MA Fine Art finalist exhibition in Hanover Studios, as follows:
Private view: 17th September 2014, 5 – 8pm
Weekdays: 5th – 17th September, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Saturday: 6th and 13th September, 10.00am – 4.00pm
Hanover Building, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, PR1 2HE
MA Fine Art: Site & Archive Interventions
MA Fine Art: Studio Practice
You are invited to the closing private view of the MA Fine Art Degree Show at the University of Central Lancashire on Wednesday 17th September between 5pm and 8pm. The ambitious artwork on show by the graduating students ranges from drawing and printmaking to sculptural works, moving image and site-responsive installations.
The MA Fine Art at UCLAN supports the development of dedicated individuals’ contemporary Fine Art practices with studio-based or site-orientated concerns. The course is focused on students realising professional career opportunities within a questioning and experimental environment.
Hanover Project is also hosting an exhibition by first year MA Fine Art students until 24th September.
Featured Image: Detail of ‘Rosa’ by Rachel Marcroft, 2014