UHI Contemporary Art Practice
"FACES, PLACES, SPACES" AN EXHIBITION
(Photograph selected for the exhibition poster is by Kaleigh-Jade Gribbens)
“Faces, places, spaces”, the third annual HNC contemporary Art Practice graduation exhibition, opens at the Inverness College Midmills building on the 15th June until the 22nd June and then moves on to the Inchmore Gallery from the 25th June to the 9th July.
As in previous years there is a diverse range of challenging and thought provoking artwork that explores the personal interests, concepts and ideas of the individual students whilst reflecting the many concerns and issues facing us all in the world today.
After graduating all of the students exhibiting are intending to continue their involvement with art, either through continued education at one of the various colleges across Scotland, or through work in their own studios.
Jiri Krystlik and Joanie Ross have both been offered the opportunity to exhibit at Inverness’s newest artspace the Hung gallery, whilst Jiri is putting the finishing touches to some new work prior to its imminent hanging at London’s Brick Lane Gallery.
Opening times for the Exhibition are; Inverness College 10.00am to 4.00pm Monday to Friday and Inchmore Gallery 10.00am to 5.00pm Tuesday to Saturday.
Entry in sketchbook by Joanie Ross describing her experience during the year:
“I feel the work has become very personal to me, as this was not only about completing my HNC but also about delving into my heritage, my life and how I have become an artist”
“After all these years I have now found my creative side again. I feel at peace and find myself once again making collages on the lawn from stones found on the shore in the same way that I did in my youth”
“I enjoyed the freedom and also the conceptual aspects of the course”
“The course has enabled me to tackle issues that are important, but that are often treated lightly”
“I enjoyed making work that is personal to me and is not just about following a brief”
Mark Lomax (tutor) states; “This is a great opportunity for Inverness students to exhibit their work both inside and outside of the college. The interest and support shown to us by the Inchmore Gallery has spurred the students on to produce even stronger work and has given them that all important first entry on their CVs”
Exhibition Opening Event at Midmills Campus from 2pm until 4pm Wednesday 15th June.
Exhibition Opening Event at Inchmore Gallery from 2pm until 5pm Saturday 25th June.
Both occasions are open to the public so please do come along and see what local art students have been creating.