Wolverhampton School of Art Graduate Showcase 2021
We are delighted to announce our end of year graduate showcase highlighting the work of our final year students in Art, Design and Screen based subjects.
Over a series of weeks we had a film crew on site in the School of Art recording student experiences and their work. The last year, has undoubtedly been a huge challenge to students and staff in the School of Art. We have found ourselves working at home in make-shift spaces and often with limited materials and kit. Our staff and students have been hugely inventive in finding opportunities and outlets to keep learning live - and this, in itself, is a testament to our creativity and resilience as a sector.
We hope our graduate showcase will demonstrate how an art degree builds student’s confidence and skills like problem solving, communication, digital prowess and critical thinking that are so needed in the current world and society.
We hope you enjoy our showcase and take some time with us to celebrate the achievements of this year group. We also hope to see you again soon as we look forward to a new academic year, the opening of screen school and British Art Show 9 in the spring.
Maggie Ayliffe, Head of Wolverhampton School of Art
Graduate Showcase 2021
Artists Sarah Byrne and Sarah Zacharek are the entangled identities behind Sarah & Sarah – a collaborative voice which approaches the art world in a parodic way.
Anchored by their primary interest – food – Sarah & Sarah are led by a series of text conversations exchanged on an online shared document. Within these dialogues, interests in culture, flavours, memories, music, and humour amount to exchanges akin to the late-night conversations had with friends, where everything seems funnier in that moment than others might understand.
Sarah & Sarah hosted a Twitter Takeover in response to the Wolverhampton School of Art’s Graduate Showcase 2021. They invoted the audience to respond and share their thoughts, experiences and memories, posting images, challenges, propositions and snack suggestions. Think of it as a pairing a wine to your meal - except instead of a meal, it’s a Graduate Showcase, and instead of wine, it’s snacks.
Post to #mysoagradshow to join the conversation.
Wolverhampton School of Art MA Show 2021
Friday 17th September – Sunday 3rd October: Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Lichfield St, Wolverhampton WV1 1DU
MA Design and Applied Arts / MA Digital And Visual Communications
Friday 1st – Sunday 31st October: The New Art Gallery Walsall, Gallery Sq, Walsall WS2 8LG
MA Fine Art And / MA Art and Design by Research
it is a great pleasure that we are once again partnering with Wolverhampton Art Gallery and the New Art Gallery Walsall in hosting our MA Degree Shows.
British Art Show 9
22 January - 10 April 2022
We are delighted to announce that the Wolverhampton School of Art has been selected as one of the venues for the prestigious British Art Show 9! In what is a major boost and sign of recognition for arts and culture in Wolverhampton, we are proud to be hosting this prestigious touring exhibition in January 2022.
FEINART Lecture Series
The FEINART LECTURE SERIES will discuss the role, impact, and theoretical implications of socially engaged art. This series of public talks is organized by the Innovative Training Network FEINART (The Future of European Independent Art Spaces in a Period of Socially Engaged Art) jointly led by the Universities of Wolverhampton (coordinator), Zeppelin University (direction of the training programme) University Iceland, and University of Edinburgh.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 860306