UCG students show off their Fine Art

Students from BA (Hons) Fine Art Practice who are exhibiting this week at Grimsby School of Art

Students from the University Centre Grimsby (UCG) are inviting the public to the final exhibition of the work they have produced as part of their BA (Hons) Fine Art Practice programme.

The exhibition is taking place across Grimsby School of Art, based at Nuns Corner, and features work by the ten students who will be graduating from the degree programme this year. April Virgoe, Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Fine Art Practice at UCG, explained:

“This is a really important moment for the students as the last three years have been building up to this exhibition. This is a showcase of their final body of work and it is their ultimate achievement; there is a lovely diverse range of work on show.”

Emily Connor, who is exhibiting an abstract collection based on landscape created with acid etching, mezzo print and dry point. Emily said: “I’ve really enjoyed the programme but the last few weeks have been chaotic as we’ve prepared for this. I feel very relieved and excited for the future. I have a place for a Masters course at Lincoln University and I have a studio now at The Ropewalk in Barton-upon-Humber.”

Twenty-three-year-old Amie Andrews, is now nearing the completion of the programme after originally starting her journey with the Grimsby Institute on the 1st Diploma in Art six years ago.

“It just feels fantastic to be exhibiting. I can see the improvements in my work over the past six years and I feel like I’ve really come a long way in that time. During my time here I’ve won the North Lincolnshire Print Open, based at the Ropewalk, and a Student Prize at the Ferens Gallery in Hull.”

“My work is inspred by nature and abstract imagery. I enjoy travelling and drawing from photographs I take. I basically transform these photos into abstract drawings that I turn into printmaking.”

The exhibition is running until Wednesday 10th June from 10am-4pm at the Grimsby School of Art based at Grimsby Institute’s Nuns Corner Campus.