In Pictures: Masters Show 2022 | Matters Arising
Arts University Plymouth’s graduating Masters students finished their studies with an exciting and dynamic Masters Summer Show, “Matters Arising”. Featuring work across disciplines including painting, illustration, sculptural installation, moving image, environmentally-conscious fashion design, glass, and ceramics, all created within our specialist postgraduate community of practice.
Highlights from this year’s graduates featuring in the exhibition included:
MA Photography graduate Mouli Paul’s ‘Textures in Belonging’ series, using familial experiences of migration to explore diaspora and ideas of home, memory and culture from the UK and beyond.
MA Fine Art graduate and weaver Kate Williams’ ‘Death of the Combustion Engine (The Red Thing)’, which uses rya knots and coloured wool to express data sets created through the pandemic.
MA Painting graduate Eloise Schoeman’s ‘The Night Moves’ imposing the idea of a South African women’s hypervigilance onto her immediate environs and experience.
MA Drawing graduate William Luz’s ‘A GHOST SUBJECT (or The Principle of Mutual Enhancement)’ which explores drawing in an expanded sense, through video and associated works on paper. He questions whether the act of playing with materials, touching, looking, feeling, or moving can be considered drawing.
MA Fine Art graduate and socially-engaged practitioner Jamila Haman investigating whether art can bridge empathy gaps between the most privileged and the most persecuted. She draws on a decade of experience in the field of human rights activism, inviting discussion on the global crisis of mass human displacement to create an equally moving and challenging painted work.
MA Ceramics graduate, designer and maker Owen Rees’ ‘Extrude’ which explores narratives of form, structure and lighting through 3D printed porcelain, questioning the role of the craftsperson in a digital making process. His work challenges traditional methods of making within ceramics, showcasing forms that are not possible to physically mould, yet are perfectly repeatable through 3D printing.
MA Textile Design graduate Imogen Prestidge’s ‘Pretty Ugly’ which creates a new form for hoarded textiles with sentimental value, donated by people with fond memories of loved ones who enjoyed crochet and knitting.
For anybody considering MA study, academics will be on site on Saturday 22 October for a Postgraduate Open Day from 10am to 12:30pm, with opportunities for an exclusive review of graduating MA students’ work, some of whom will be available to discuss their research and experience of the MA programmes. This is an ideal opportunity to explore a community of makers and thinkers, ask questions and visualise what it’s like to study at Arts University Plymouth.
The Masters 22 Show featured work from over 40 postgraduate students across programmes including MA Ceramics, MA Creative Education, MA Textile Design, MA Printmaking, MA Disruptive Design, MA Jewellery, MA Fine Art, MA Visual Communication, MA Entrepreneurship for Creative Practice, MA Illustration, MA Painting, MA Drawing, MA Photography, and Master of Fine Art (MFA).
Missed the show? You can explore the work of our Class of 2022 cohort, and of previous years, at aup-postgraduate.co.uk