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September 2–8, 2022
Summer show for Masters in 2022. At Matters Arising, the master’s summer show in 2022, graduating master’s students from Arts University Plymouth, which was recently named the top arts university in the UK for overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey (NSS), will display a variety of exciting and dynamic postgraduate projects. The work will be created in specialties such as painting, illustration, sculptural installation, moving image, environmentally conscious fashion design, photography, and more.
Some highlights from this year’s graduates that will feature in the exhibition include:
Mouli Paul, a recent MA Photography graduate, created the “Textures in Belonging” series to examine diaspora and concepts of home, memory, and culture from the UK and other countries by drawing on familial memories of migration.
The Death of the Combustion Engine (The Red Thing) by weaver and MA Fine Art graduate Kate Williams expresses data sets generated by the pandemic using rya knots and colored wool.
The Night Moves, a painting by recent MA Painting graduate Eloise Schoeman, imposes the idea of a South African woman’s hypervigilance on her immediate surroundings and experience.
William Luz, a recent graduate of the MA Drawing program, investigates drawing in a broader meaning in his film and related works on paper in A GHOST SUBJECT (or The Principle of Mutual Enhancement). He wonders if handling, touching, gazing, feeling, or manipulating objects can be categorized as sketching.
Jamila Haman, a recent MA Fine Arts graduate and socially conscious artist, studies if art may transcend empathy gaps between the most wealthy and the most persecuted. In order to create an equally moving and challenging painted piece, she draws on her ten years of experience as a human rights activist and invites conversation on the worldwide challenge of mass human displacement.
Extrude, created by MA Ceramics graduate, designer, and maker Owen Rees, questions the place of the craftsperson in a digital manufacturing process while examining narratives of form, structure, and lighting using 3D printed porcelain. His work questions conventional techniques for creating ceramics by displaying forms that can only be accurately duplicated through 3D printing yet cannot be physically molded.
Imogen Prestidge, a recent MA Fabrics graduate, developed Pretty Ugly to give sentimental textiles that have been collected and donated by people with wonderful memories of loved ones who adored knitting and crocheting a new form.
The master’s ’22 show will feature work from over 40 postgraduate students across programmes including MA Ceramics, MA Creative Education, MA Textile Design, MA Printmaking, MA Disruptive Design, MA Jewellery, MA Fine Art, MA Visual Communication, MA Entrepreneurship for Creative Practice, MA Illustration, MA Painting, MA Drawing, MA Photography, and Master of Fine Art (MFA).
From Friday, September 2 until Thursday, September 8, 2022, the Matters Arising exhibition will be shown at Art University Plymouth’s Studio 11 facility on Regent Street and will be accessible to the public every day from 10am to 5pm (closed on Sunday September 4). On Thursday, September 1, a preview evening will take place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. It will start at 5 p.m. with remarks and student prizes. Due to limited space at the preview, it is advised to make a reservation in advance on Eventbrite.
Academics will be on hand on Saturday, September 3 from 10 am to 12:30 pm for a Postgraduate Open Day for anyone thinking about studying for an MA. There will be opportunities for an exclusive review of graduating MA students’ work, and some of them will be available to talk about their research and experiences with the MA programmes. This is a fantastic chance to learn more about a creative and intellectual community, ask questions, and imagine what it would be like to attend Arts University Plymouth.
Arts University Plymouth (formerly Plymouth College of Art) earned Best Small or Specialist University at the 2022 WhatUni Student Choice Awards in May 2022, and secured University Title earlier this year. Based on the evaluations of presently enrolled students, the WUSCA Small or Specialist category honors the overall experience of students, with a focus on lecturers and teaching quality, the Students’ Union experience, facilities, and student life.