A wide variety of imaginative works by final year Middlesex University students goes on display to the public at the end of May. The Fine Art Degree Show takes place on 27 and 28 May, at the University’s Cat Hill campus, north London. The 50 talented young artists involved in the Show have created a stunning display of portraits, photo-compositions, ceramics, models and digital art pieces.
The Show marks the end of three years of hard work and study by the students. The variety of works on display shows the diversity of the students’ creative ideas and inspiration. One student, Chris Johns, will display his work outside the Show – his piece, a massive painting measuring 36 ft x 16 ft, will hang outdoors on a specially-constructed builders' scaffold, which he and fellow students are now working on.
John Timberlake, Fine Art Programme Leader, commented: "One of the Show’s great strengths is that as well as reflecting the students’ individual interests, the pieces highlight the creativity which has developed within the group. Students have bounced ideas around and taken inspiration from each other. The Show layout has enabled us to place contrasting pieces side by side, giving the visitor the chance to spot both the differences and similarities between the different works”.
Visitors to the Show will see portraits of soap opera stars, sea scapes, a sculpture of tiny paper boats, a 1950s retro room design, and other thought-provoking combinations of work.
The students are already planning their next moves after Middlesex. One student has been offered a place on a prestigious MA arts programme at University College Falmouth; a number of students plan to teach in the arts, and several have already been commissioned to produce a piece for a local museum.
The Fine Art Degree Show is open to the public on Thursday 27 and Friday 28 May, from 11am-4pm. Admission is free. Cat Hill campus location.