Wirral Met College: Untethered Students

Wirral Met College: Untethered Students

Wirral Met College: Untethered Students

Date(s): 19.3.21 - 23.5.21
Time(s): All Day




19th March 2021, – 23rd May 2021

Wirral Met College Presents ‘Untethered’ a Level 5 Student Exhibition

Home is where the Art is, at least that’s the case for this group of BA Fine Art students who have come together while remaining apart to bring their online UNTETHERED exhibition (www.untetheredexhibition.com). Originally the event was to be held at Bloom Building’s Convenience Gallery in Birkenhead.

Untethered features nine artists with an experimental mixture of contemporary practices featuring; painting, sculpture, drawing, video, and installation. It is a showcase of versatility and up-and-coming talent. All the work on display has been produced while working away from college, giving viewers an insight into what it’s like to be an artist practising in these disconnected days. The exhibition aims to introduce new ways of seeing by taking on subjects of escaping patterns, tranquil seascapes, coloured sound, memories of urban destruction, and the human condition.

The group of nine local students are studying at Wirral Met College to gain a bachelor’s degree in Fine Art. This exhibition forms part of their professional development as artists and is a crucial part of the University of Chester assessments. It is a chance not only for the students to develop their experience of putting on a group show, but it introduces new and emerging talent to a wider community. The exhibition has been supported by donations from Cass Art, Culture Hustle, and Finsa UK, who have donated equipment for the students to display their work as well as prizes for a fundraising raffle.

BA (Hons) Fine Art Degree Course Leader Michelle Rowley said of the exhibition, “Like many art school students our level 5 group have endured the difficulties of making creative work at home without the usual college resources, and yet they have risen to the challenge in producing their first public exhibition. We hope you will celebrate their achievement and resilience in these uncertain times.”

The BA (Hons) Fine Art degree programme has run at Wirral Met College now for twenty-five years; the course offers an intensive period of study that proceeds from relatively directed projects to greater independent learning. This takes place in studios, workshops and through a programme of lectures, seminars and one to one tutorials.

Last year the students from the course have taken part in a collaborative drawing project. Informed by the idea of collective capacity versus the idea of individual genius and the relationship between individual action and the potential for diverse positions to exist in concert with each other. The Bio-Graphic project is currently on display at Brigham Young University in Utah, USA and will be exhibited in two other universities in the US before returning to Wirral for its last exhibition.

The students invite you to join them online in their web exhibition at www.untetheredexhibition.com. Opening on Friday 19th March 2021 and running through until Sunday 23rd May 2021. Featured artists; Belinda Wong, Judith Welham, Kara Dobbs, Jack Boutet, Tracey Dean, Les Weston, Matthew Brown, Stuart Noble and the work of the late Geoff Woods (TBC).