Creative Art Practice’s Degree Show; Epilogue, is now fully installed and ready for the public on 10th-23rd June 2017. Our degree show, along with Sheffield Hallam University’s other creative courses degree shows can be found at Sheffield Institute of Arts, Fitzalan Square, S1 2AY.
Our Degree Show opening night was yesterday (09-06-2017) and I proud to say it was such a success. As there were around 8 courses displaying their final degree shows, the amount of visitors was overwhelming. It was a very humbling moment to see the pride, relief and happiness on every students face as their family, friends and tutors walked around to view something they are proud of. As I walked around the exhibitions myself, I was very honoured to be a part of Sheffield’s Artistic history.
As you will see I have enclosed a variety of photos of my own art piece; Come closer, look into my mind. This was the most ambitious piece of work I have ever attempted to make and I took a lot of risk with it, but i’m so happy with the result – it’s exactly how I pictured it to be when I drew my initial sketches. My class, the technicians, tutors and myself worked incredible hard to achieve our degree show and i’m very overwhelmed by the skill and development of my fellow course-mates and the dedicated team that built this show from just ideas.
Above: detailed photos of my piece
Below: photos demonstrating how the light-box was created inside a double skin wall.
The amount of artwork on show was very overwhelming and amazing to see such a high standard of work and it would be impossible to fit it all in one blog post, so below are photos of my favourite pieces (with artists names) in Epilogue:
I first started my degree in 2014, as a very lost 18 y/o fresh from art college. I was terrified to start University, but it has been one of the best decisions of my life and made me the Artist and person I am today. I could never have guessed the amount I would achieve in just 3 years, it has flown by and I have met some of the best people I could ever want in my life. My practice has matured vastly with each year that passed, I would have never expected my work to help me deal with my fear towards death and be actively talking and analysing my fears as I make work. Some of my greatest achievements from doing my degree have been displaying my art in Sheffield’s Millennium Gallery, achieving a 1st on my dissertation – the most challenging task I have ever completed, using my love for printmaking and developing my own printing method and growing my confidence from being a shy college student to a graduate of the arts who can talk in front of a large group – something I never thought would happen.
Above is a photo of my course, taken in the final week of setting up our degree show. These people have made my experience on this course everything, their honesty in crit’s allowed me to develop my practice, their ongoing support at every group meeting we have and the casual chat through the most stressful deadlines has made this experience. My degree allowed me to push boundaries and explore so much through art, it will be very sad to leave the course that made me the artist I am today, but I am very Thankful for it all. I’m very excited to see what is next.