The Newcastle University Fine Art BA Degree Show brings together the work of over fifty young artists at the culmination of four-year study on the BA in Fine Art. The exhibition displays a diverse set of practices and media including painting, new media, film, video, sculpture, photography, print, sound, performance and installation.
The Newcastle Show will take place in the Fine Art Department of Newcastle University and nearby in the Great North Museum: Hancock from Saturday 3rd June to Saturday 17th June with a Preview from 6pm on Friday 2nd June. The exhibition will then transfer to London where it will be exhibited in the Hoxton Arches from the Wednesday 22ND June to Monday 26th June with a Preview from 7pm on Friday 23rd June.
Newcastle University is the highest ranked university in the UK for Art & Design (The Sunday Times 2017 University Guide) Newcastle’s diverse and lively arts scene goes hand in hand with the University’s long and distinguished history in the practice of Fine Art. Many distinguished artists have been associated with Newcastle, either as students or as teachers, and include, for example, Lawrence Gowing, Richard Hamilton, Victor Pasmore, Roy Ascott, Sean Scully and Susan Hiller. The department was a key player in the radical developments in art education that took place in the UK, and which led to the development of the course known as Basic Design. The department also houses the Hatton Gallery, currently undergoing re-development to provide a new home for works including one of the most iconic artworks of the twentieth century – the Elterwater ‘Merzbarn’, the final work of the German Dadaist Kurt Schwitters.
Newcastle University: Fine Art Department, NE2 2PT
& Great North Museum: Hancock, NE1 7RU
3rd – 17th June 2017
10am – 5pm (Monday – Friday) 11am – 4pm (Saturday – Sunday)
Preview: 2 June (6pm – 9pm)
Hoxton Arches, E2 8HD
22nd – 26th June 2017
10am – 5p
Preview: 23 June (6pm – 9pm)