Last Minute is the first in a series of four collaborative exhibitions by 2nd year Fine Art Students at the University of Central Lancashire. Organised and curated collectively, the exhibition explores the group’s diverse range of media, techniques and conceptual motivations.
Jacqueline Baldwin transfers images of everyday scenery such as buildings and street signs. A fusion of water- and oil-based liquids are used to create abstractions as fluids counteract, resulting in the separation of materials that eventually bond together.
Adam Beilby presents a pencil and chalk drawing. By simplifying and combining the shapes contained within both the architectural structures of the Fishergate shopping centre and the pious Notre Dame Cathedral, Beilby’s work illustrates the often-voiced idea that in today’s consumer culture, shopping malls are the new houses of worship.
Jonathan Bond’s work consists of a group of small sculptures made from paper, cardboard and wood. Constructed simply with glue or pins, these small scale sculptures explore municipal sculpture as a genre with the intention of larger, outdoor installation.
Lauren Burrows presents a collection of drawings in pencil and fine liner, depicting individuals removed from their environments.
James Coyne’s set of three large sculptures, made from recycled materials, explores the use of found objects. By ‘upcycling’ old metal wire and the pages of an old book, Coyne’s sculptures show that you can turn everyday detritus into art.
Jobie Deakin’s interest is in consumer culture and human betrayal. Wood and plaster are used to communicate a strong gesture of distribution in its rawest form. The sculpture stemmed from research in the form of film, where Deakin captured the exchange between consumer and supplier. The work is a significant sign of power, greed, necessity and function.
Megan Maguire is inspired by nature and found the aesthetics of Tatton Park to be a key inspiration for her work. Her work is an experimentation of media using inks, watercolour and print making, resulting in a series of drawings of deer.
Megan Roberts’ work examines the sexual revolution of women, relating the contemporary attitudes and morals surrounding women and sex to past traditions and attitudes. Her work is created using acrylic paint and ink.