Monday, June 21, 2010
The 2010 Arts Degree Show at Plymouth Uni.
I went to this year's degree show at my old alma mater and was pleased to see a very good quality exhibition. One development I'm glad to see happening is an increasing knowledge of the world's environmental problems. I'm glad to know eco-art is on the rise amongst the newly graduating artists.
I enjoyed the entire exhibition and here are some links to some the exhibiting artists who have an online presence:
One of my favourite artists from this year's show is Rosemary Gibbon, see her work at: http://rosegibbonart.co.uk/index.html
Another artist I liked a lot in the show is Matthew Gorman. His online portfolio is at: http://www.matthew-gorman.com/
I also liked the work of Isobel Taylor: http://www.isobelmassey.co.uk/, Emily Trott: http://emilytrott.weebly.com who made these videos:
Empty Station by Emily Trott from Emily Trott on Vimeo.
dark corridor installation. voice over from Emily Trott on Vimeo.
And, while I was in Plymouth, I took a look at Jane Grant's "Leaving Earth" exhibition, which is a very effective use of a gallery space to create a feeling of strange otherness and which reminded me of being 16 years old and watching the first moon landing in 1969: http://www.plymouth.ac.uk/pages/view.asp?page=30736