City of Glasgow College Degree Show 2017

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Contemporary art practice graduates at the City of Glasgow College are hosting their honours degree show from May 25 – June 1. The show will highlight a collection of the student’s best work from throughout their 4th year & will be held at the new Cathedral Street Campus. The show is open to the public & admission is free. Opening times are 10am – 4pm, & there will be a private viewing on the May 25, from 6pm – 8pm.

The students work covers a broad range of themes & mediums, from 2d & 3d installation to audio & multimedia work. Geometric structures & vibrant colour explore the relationship between material & shape, while creating an architectural dialogue between audience & the surrounding space. Themes of repetition & compulsion examine the preoccupation with everyday superstitions through the medium of mixed media, & the haptic qualities of traditional hand craft introduce an interactive element whilst challenging modern contemporary art practices by introducing themes such as femininity, sexuality & body image.

Traditional use of paint is also developed through strong brush strokes impacted on canvas; calligraphy & language by soft colour & elegant filigree forms. Process led experimentation with sound & image is also examined, as is the complexity of shape & form of random gestures created by specially constructed drawing automata.

Artist’s talks & workshops will be given throughout the show, and while these are primarily aimed at current & prospective students the public are also welcome to take part. The event is free but ticketed, & information is available online on eventbrite.

The Contemporary Art Practice (BA Hons) course is delivered by the City of Glasgow College & is validated by the University of the West of Scotland. The practice based course encourages a high level of artist exploration & personal development in its student’s, while delivering a distinct & prestigious vocational qualification. The course is part of the college’s Fine Art & Photography faculty, which has just completed its first year in the new city campus on Cathedral Street.

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