Masters Summer Show 2022 – Matters Arising

Masters Summer Show 2022 – Matters Arising

Masters Summer Show 2022 – Matters Arising
2 September to Thursday 8 September 2022
Studio 11
Arts University Plymouth
10 Regent Street

Graduating Masters students from Arts University Plymouth will showcase a variety of exciting and dynamic postgraduate projects at ‘Matters Arising’, the Masters Summer Show 2022, exhibiting work that has been created across specialisms that include painting, illustration, sculptural installation, moving image, environmentally-conscious fashion design, glass and ceramics, all undertaken within a specialist postgraduate community of practice.

Masters Summer Show 2022 – Matters Arising
Work by Imogen Prestidge

The ‘Matters Arising’ exhibition will take place at Art University Plymouth’s Studio 11 building on Regent Street, which will be open to members of the public daily from 10am to 5pm, Friday 2 September until Thursday 8 September 2022 (closed on Sunday 4 September). A preview evening will be held from 5pm to 8pm on Thursday 1 September, beginning with speeches and student awards at 5pm. Spaces at the preview are limited and booking in advance on Eventbrite is advisable.

Work by Mouli Paul
Work by Mouli Paul

Some highlights from this year’s graduates that will feature in the exhibition include:

  • MA Photography graduate Mouli Paul’s ‘Textures in Belonging’ series, which uses familial experiences of migration to explore diaspora and ideas of home, memory and culture from the UK and beyond.
  • MA Fine Art graduate and weaver Kate Williams’ ‘Death of the Combustion Engine (The Red Thing)’, which uses rya knots and coloured wool to express data sets created through the pandemic.  
  • MA Painting graduate Eloise Schoeman’s ‘The Night Moves’ imposes the idea of a South African women’s hypervigilance onto her immediate environs and experience. 
  • MA Drawing graduate William Luz’s ‘A GHOST SUBJECT (or The Principle of Mutual Enhancement)’ explores drawing in an expanded sense, through video and associated works on paper. He questions whether the act of playing with materials, touching, looking, feeling, or moving can be considered drawing.
  • MA Fine Arts graduate and socially-engaged practitioner Jamila Haman investigates whether art can bridge empathy gaps between the most privileged and the most persecuted. She draws on a decade of experience in the field of human rights activism, inviting discussion on the global crisis of mass human displacement to create an equally moving and challenging painted work. 
  • MA Ceramics graduate, designer and maker Owen Rees’ ‘Extrude’ explores narratives of form, structure and lighting through 3D printed porcelain, questioning the role of the craftsperson in a digital making process. His work challenges traditional methods of making within ceramics, showcasing forms that are not possible to physically mould, yet are perfectly repeatable through 3D printing.
  • MA Textiles graduate Imogen Prestidge’s ‘Pretty Ugly’ creates a new form for hoarded textiles with sentimental value, donated by people with fond memories of loved ones who enjoyed crochet and knitting.
Work by Owen Rees

For anybody considering MA study, academics will be on site on Saturday 3 September for a Postgraduate Open Day from 10am to 12:30pm, with opportunities for an exclusive review of graduating MA students’ work, some of whom will be available to discuss their research and experience of the MA programmes. This is an ideal opportunity to explore a community of makers and thinkers, ask questions and visualise what it’s like to study at Arts University Plymouth.

The Masters 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).

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