The Newcastle University Fine Art BA Degree Show brings together the work of over sixty young artists at the culmination of four-year study on the BA in Fine Art. The exhibition displays a diverse set of practices and media including painting, new media, film, video, sculpture, photography, print, sound, performance and installation.
The Newcastle Show will take place in the Fine Art Department of Newcastle University from Saturday 2nd June for two weeks with a Preview from 6pm on Friday 1st June. The London show will be at Unit 8, Copeland Park, Peckham from the 29th June to the 3rd July, with a preview on the 28th June from 6-11pm.
Newcastle University is the highest ranked university in the UK for Art & Design (The Complete University Guide 2018) Newcastle’s diverse and lively arts scene goes hand in hand with the University’s long and distinguished history in the practice of Fine Art. Many distinguished artists have been associated with Newcastle, either as students or as teachers, and include, for example, Lawrence Gowing, Richard Hamilton, Victor Pasmore, Roy Ascott, Sean Scully and Susan Hiller. The department was a key player in the radical developments in art education that took place in the UK, and which led to the development of the course known as Basic Design. The department also houses the Hatton Gallery, which has recently undergone a two year re-development to provide a new home for works including one of the most iconic artworks of the twentieth century – the Elterwater ‘Merzbarn’, the final work of the German Dadaist Kurt Schwitters.