he St Helens arts community turned out on Wednesday evening to show support for an exhibition of second year student’s work from the BA (Hons) Degree in Fine Art Painting at St Helens College. The exhibition was staged in a new space this year utilising the ground floor entrance area to the SmithKline Beecham factory building, with its walls of glass allowing natural light to flood the artists’ paintings.
Exhibiting their work to an enthusiastic audience of family, friends, staff and visitors, students happily challenged and pleased the packed exhibition space in equal measure with their works of art.
Wayne Robinson, programme leader for the BA (Hons) Degree in Fine Art Painting said “I am particularly proud of my student’s work this year. Concern with colour appears to be high on the agenda and a number of students are engaging with emotional, expressive colour and the exploration of how it impinges on and affects the world we live in. As usual themes are diverse and self-motivated and the manifestation and realisation of images through the medium of painting provides evidence that this incredibly rich, potent means of expression continues to be relevant and worthy despite continued critical questioning.”
Ged Unsworth, second year student said “It really is a great experience to display my work in a exhibition of this value. It’s given me the opportunity to discuss my work with practicing artists from local concerns such as Yellow Door and Heart of Glass this evening and get some fantastic and encouraging feedback. It’s great to hear what others see in my work and sometimes very surprising”
Ged’s fellow student Helena Denholm said “Being a bit of a committed exhibition enthusiast myself I was so excited coming up to this evening and the feedback has been just wonderful” Helena continued “It has really inspired me into developing my work and exhibiting again in the future”
To find out more about the BA (Hons) Fine Art Painting call us on 0800 99 66 99.
Article sourced from University Centre St Helens. BA2 Fine Art Exhibition. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.sthelens.ac.uk/news-ucsh/71-ba2-fine-art-exhibition