Falmouth School of Art Senior Lecturer Neil Chapman and Course Coordinator Gillian Wylde were among contributors to Plague of Diagrams at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London. The exhibition and programme of performances, talks and discussions concerned the relationships between diagrammatic practices and thought in different disciplines. In particular, the event explored the function and use of diagrams in art as expanded diagrammatic practice beyond the graphic presentation of information.
Staff and students are enjoying Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2014 at Newlyn Art Gallery and The Exchange. The exhibition includes work by 55 of the most promising artists emerging from UK art schools, chosen from nearly 1400 submissions, and selected by Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Enrico David and Goshka Macuga. The exhibition has already shown at the ICA in London and the World Museum Liverpool.
Stacey Guthrie, Disarmed and Ever So Slightly Dangerous, 2013. Still from video
Frances Williams, Ting and Tang: anachronisms (1), 2012. Still from video
Melissa Kime, Technicolour Joseph and the Amazing City Bankers, 2013, cropped
The exhibition runs until 30 May at The Exchange, and 13 June at Newlyn Art Gallery.
Also exhibiting until 18 April at The Engine Room at The Exchange is another Falmouth alumna, Lucy Apple. Lucy completed her Foundation at The Falmouth School of Art in 2002, and her BA(Hons) Fine Art in 2005, before studying her MFA Painting at The Slade in London.
Works by Ed Hill, Stacey Guthrie, and Franky Williams recent graduates from Fine Art at Falmouth will be in the BNC show. Celebrating its 65th anniversary, this must-see exhibition is consistently a barometer of contemporary art practice, shining a spotlight on the hottest talents of the year. From 26 November – 25 January the ICA will showcase works by 55 of the most promising artists emerging from UK art schools, selected from 1,400 submissions.
Ting and Tang: anachronisms (1), 2012. Still from video. Frances Williams
Standing on a rock (2014), Ed Hill
Disarmed and Ever So Slightly Dangerous, 2013. Still from video. Stacey Guthrie
This year printmaking, moving image and performance feature as well as an interest in modes of production and materiality. Certain artists explore themes linked to current affairs, language, desire and the body.
You can read all about this year’s Bloomberg New Contemporaries and their diverse approaches here