Preston may be losing its National Football Museum to Manchester (yes, really!) but it still has one of the best Fine Art departments in the region and their MA Show is consistently good.
9 Degrees Northwest – MA Fine Art Exhibition
An opportunity to view challenging and contemporary art at the University of Central Lancashire at the MA Fine Art Show ‘9 Degrees Northwest’ in the studios of the Hanover Building on Kirkham Street, and at the Centre for Contemporary Art at 37 St. Peter Street, opposite the Library, opens on Saturday 12th September.
The exhibition brings together innovative and imaginative work in painting, photography, performance and film, and shows the creativity and diversity of the work produced by MA students Caroline Black, Cherry Bai Shan Shan, Colin Binns, James Loftus, Keith Roberts, Jonathan Moss, Rachel Riggs, Steph Hurst, and Denise Swanson.
The MA Fine Art course at Preston is unique in that it offers students the opportunity to follow one of two pathways in studying and making contemporary art – studio practice and site & archive intervention. Pete Clarke, the university’s Course Leader, explains “the pathway in Studio Practice is designed to encourage new artwork in a range of materials and processes, whilst the Site and Archive Intervention pathway promotes issue based and socially engaged work”.
The exhibition is open to the public on Saturday 12th September 2009 11-17.00 and from 14 to17 September between 10.00 and 17.00 daily. Admission is free.