Fine Art & Drawing and Image & Making Degree Show 2017

Preview: 9th June 2017 4:30- 8pm

Open: 10th – 16th 2017 10am – 5pm


Reason (ˈriːzən)


1. the faculty of rational argument, deduction, judgment, etc

2. sound mind; sanity

3. a cause or motive, as for a belief, action, etc

4. an argument in favour of or a justification for something

5. (Philosophy) philosophy the intellect regarded as a source of knowledge, as contrasted with experience

6. (Logic) logic grounds for a belief; a premise of an argument supporting that belief…


12. to think logically or draw (logical conclusions) from facts or premises

13. to urge or seek to persuade by reasoning

14. to work out or resolve (a problem) by reasoning

[from Old French reisun, from Latin ratiō reckoning, from rērī to think]


45 Reasons is a multifaceted exhibition that marks the end of a three-year period of study for Fine Art and Drawing & Image Making undergraduates at the University of Central Lancashire.

Comprising a broad range of media – including painting, sculpture, printmaking, installation, video, photography and virtual reality – this rich and diverse exhibition reflects the hard work and dedication invested by our current 3rd year students, in addition to the technical and academic teams who have supported them throughout their studies.

Art making is a process of reasoning – of grappling with specific subject matter and material until a final resolution is established. In an academic context, artworks are developed out of an individual’s desire to learn, to discover – to rationally justify what is believed – through the employment of creative action.

Political and cultural references underpin some works, whilst others concentrate on aesthetic sensibilities – shape, colour, texture, form. Whatever their content, 45 different processes of logical reasoning have been undertaken here in order to generate this exhibition, and the works on display are testament to this long and challenging process.

As 3rd year tutor I have the privilege of getting to know students as they work towards completing their final year of undergraduate study. I have been struck by this group’s energy, enthusiasm and engagement. It is rare to find a year group that can work side-by-side as successfully as these students have and it has been a pleasure to work within such a vibrant studio environment.

As these graduating students move out of the building to begin the next stage of their lives and careers, Hanover Building once again falls silent. The usual mixture of satisfaction and sadness settles with the dust that has been stirred by their departure, until the next group of students – and reasons – moves in.

On behalf of all Fine Art and Drawing and Image Making staff at the University of Central Lancashire, I would like to offer our heartfelt congratulations to all 45 graduating students. We wish you all the very best for future success and happiness.

Victoria Lucas  Third Year Tutor, Lecturer in Fine Art  University of Central Lancashire


landscape Degree Show 2017 Poster


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