As we move swiftly towards the end of another academic year our partnerships with Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, (University of Dundee) and Manchester Metropolitan University culminates in the eagerly awaited degree shows. Already the production of high quality art works, artefacts and creations adorning work rooms and studios indicate that these shows will clearly reflect the high level of skill and artistic ability of the students on the degree programmes.
Staff and students this year have once again demonstrated a very focused and professional approach to the planning and preparation of their degree shows and are looking forward, expectantly, to the opportunity to demonstrate to friends, family and fellow professionals the results of their creativity, craft and hard work..
The exhibits on show are also testament to the application and expertise of the staff and the support provided to the students to aid the learners in their development in their chosen field. .
I am sure, as per previous years, that all guests and public attending the event will be suitably impressed with the work on show and I look forward to meeting you at the venue at some point.
Iain Abercrombie, Head of Faculty Creative and Digital Industries
My work looks at architecture and space: open, closed, interior and exterior. Recognising the physical space these buildings and structures inhabit, I create abstract mixed media artworks that illustrate my interest in urban and industrial spaces. Specialising in printmaking, I use layers of colour to suggest depth and convey a purity of making; constructing contemporary […]
My work over the duration of the course has focussed on experimenting with drawing and painting techniques. I do question however why someone would choose to create an image through such a laborious means when modern technology has seemingly made it almost unnecessary. I am interested in the roles of images within culture generally; how […]
My recent work has increasingly focussed on nature: animals, birds and plants. I am fascinated by the “human” characteristics of animals, and have previously explored this through humour in my work. More recently however I have been considering endangered/ extinct species and habitat destruction. I experiment with many different media including illustration, watercolour and printmaking. […]
My work is primarily focused on the themes of CONNECTIONS, COMMUNICATION and DISTANCE. I explore personal feelings of nostalgia and wishing to be with people I can no longer see or speak to. Most importantly my work is about PEOPLE, and is an exploration of the human condition. My main body of work is based […]
Through my work, my intention is to tell stories, to make statements, to make people think. I like having the freedom to work in whatever medium I think best suits the message I want to convey. This project originated from a TV image showing a long line of refugees making their way from war torn […]
Through the use of collage, photography and drawing, I make thought provoking pieces of art which allow the viewer to interpret the work in their own way. My work links the landscapes from my home in Argyll to Glasgow’s cityscapes. The pieces illustrate different sides of my personality. Argyll represents my need to create a […]
I create conceptual, mixed media artworks. By emphasizing aesthetics I am able to touch various overlapping themes and strategies. Several recurring themes can be recognized throughout my work such as the relation with popular culture and media, working with repetition, provocation and the investigation of the process of expectations. My work often refers to pop […]
My recent practice has drawn on Glasgow’s ‘traditional’ gang culture. Personal experience, having briefly joined a gang in my teenage years, informs and connects with my research. Although brief, my involvement with gangs has had a significant and prolonged effect which has influenced several aspects of my life. My work has explored the many facets […]
Working with old photographs from my childhood, I experiment with image transfer and painting. I endeavour to bring the imagery back to life by abstracting in such a way that the image is not a copy, but a reworking of the image with scenes added or deleted. Through the use of layering image transfers, some […]
My main focus is printmaking, specifically the dry point process. I am fascinated by architectural style art and have a particular interest in line art. My recent work is derived from this and has encouraged a more architectural style to my artwork, developing from 2D to 3D art. Glasgow’s architecture, particularly the ‘Red Road Flats: […]
I create mixed media artworks, using a variety of media. Focusing on techniques and materials, I create intense personal moments. By means of rules and omissions, acceptance and refusal, I lure the viewer in with universal emotions that the viewer can then empathise with. Drawing on sign processes and signification, I make work that generates […]
I am a portrait artist at heart, and while much of my work consists of photo realistic detail, I try to avoid traditional processes. This is achieved by using tightly cropped compositions or limiting the realistic elements to desired focal points surrounded by a much more loose style. Elements of realism have always been present […]