The London show case exhibition, now in its fourth year, was a great success. The gallery was set in a vibrant part of the city, within walking distance of Tate Modern, Borough Market and White Cube in Bermondsey. It drew new audiences through a wide range of passers-by.
The work selected sat in a rather Gothic setting under an old railway arch, with dripping painted grey walls and a range of large sofas and chairs. This didn’t detract from the artwork, but provided a new narrative for the work to respond to. George Stone and Tabitha Tohill Reid’s work sat in a large bathroom area adjacent to the main exhibition room breathing life into an uncomfortable space. The artwork selected had a powerful presence in the space.
Artist Graham Gussin met the selected artists in the gallery space to lead a group critique. This was a valuable experience, enabling our recent graduates to participate in a challenging discussion about their work. The short but focused opportunity that the London showcase provides has been met with enthusiasm by all involved, including the staff team who thoroughly enjoy spending time in settings such as this with our most recent completing cohort of fine artists.
We’re making preparations for our fourth London showcase of selected BA(Hons) Fine Art student work, which we are delighted to announce will take place at Underdog Art Gallery from 1-3 July 2016.
Exhibiting students will be selected from the BA(Hons) Fine Art degree shows, which students are currently preparing, by critic and curator Sacha Craddock. The show will be curated by artist and Falmouth Associate Lecturer Jesse Leroy Smith. We’ll share the list of selected exhibitors soon after 31 May.
A private view of the exhibition will take place 7-9:30 on 30 June, with an alumni happy hour from 6-7pm the same night. We’re again looking forward to former students connecting with current students and comparing notes on life after Falmouth Fine Art!
Falmouth Fine Art London 2015, at London’s Embassy Tea Gallery, London, presented work from Falmouth School of Art’s BA(Hons) Fine Art degree show. The work was selected by art critic and curator Sacha Craddock and curated by artist Jesse Leroy Smith.
Lucy Bainbridge, Gallery Director at Embassy, spoke of how impressed she was with the standard of work on show, liking the exhibition to an MA rather than a BA showcase.
The D&AD New Blood Graduate Showcase was held this week. Nigel Owen and Sue Clarke set the show up earlier in the day in what can only be described as tropical conditions. The Falmouth stand was up and looking good just after lunch giving staff and students a chance to have a look at other stands. The overall standard is very good this year with what seems like more illustration on show than in previous years.
The private view kicked off at 6pm and almost immediately industry clients began to show interest in the work on show by Falmouth students. Well done to all the students that attended for their professionalism.
As part of Falmouth Fine Art London, we will welcome alumni of BA(Hons) Fine Art, for an Alumni Happy Hour; and exhibiting artists will benefit from an in situ crit with artist and former Falmouth Visiting Professor of Fine Art, Cornelia Parker.