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Postgraduate Open Studios for Arts University Plymouth

Go behind the scenes and discover work-in-progress by MA students from 20 June to 22 June in Plymouth city centre.
<p>Masters-level students from Arts University Plymouth will open their studios to the public from Thursday 20 June in a Postgraduate Open Studios event, offering an opportunity to go behind the scenes and explore work-in-progress by a wide range of creative <a href="https://www.aup.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate">postgraduate students</a> at the leading arts university.</p>
<p dir="ltr">The artist studios in Arts University Plymouth’s Postgraduate Centre holds over 30 artists, hosting creative practitioners who range from specialising as sculptors and designers to painters, ceramicists and more. The Postgraduate Open Studios event, which runs in 44 Regent Street (close to both The Box and Drake Circus) from Thursday 20 to Saturday 22 June, will include access to the Arts University Plymouth Masters’ studios, film screenings, and several curated exhibitions. These exhibitions have been curated to challenge the expectations of a traditional gallery space, and showcase the multidisciplinary practices of the artists involved; encouraging curiosity and interaction with visitors.<br /></p>
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<p>One of the curators of the Postgraduate Open Studios, MA Painting student Paul Clark, said: "We are excited to invite the public to come and view the work in progress of current Arts University Plymouth MA students. We hope that visitors will feel able to respond and discuss the work on show with the participating artists."</p>
Paul Clark

Work by Paul Clark

<p>Paul’s work, on display in the studios, explores the representation of genetic engineering through the familiarity of animal depictions in painting.</p>
If you’ve ever wondered about furthering your own creative study, this is a great opportunity to see how that could look at Arts University Plymouth.
– Postgraduate Studies Course Leader, Dr Tom Milnes
<p dir="ltr">Amongst the other works that will be on show in the studios, MA Drawing student Naomi Batts will be testing the display of her drawings and connecting with ideas of rewilding and drawing as a way of increasing our understanding of the concept of rewilding.<br /></p>
Naomi Batts

Work by Naomi Batts

<p dir="ltr">In addition to painting and drawing, there will be a number of sculptural works on display. MA Fine Art student Kate Anstead work responds to the UK Red List of birds under threat of extinction. Titled ‘The Flock’, Kate’s new work explores themes of conservation and agricultural practices.<br /></p>
Kate Anstead

Work by Kate Anstead

<p dir="ltr">Dr Tom Milnes, Course Leader for Postgraduate Studies at Arts University Plymouth, said: "The Postgraduate Open Studios is a fantastic event where students get to display their work-in-progress as they finalise their practice towards Masters’ study. The students have been working tirelessly to put together curated group exhibits of work-in-progress art pieces in the postgraduates project spaces.</p> <p dir="ltr">"This is a brilliant opportunity for the public to get a sense of the energy and talent Arts University Plymouth students have whilst seeing how they work in situ in the studios. The working studios will also be open for people to look around and chat to current students about their work and experience of doing a Masters’ course, so if you’ve ever wondered about furthering your own creative study, this is a great opportunity to see how that could look at Arts University Plymouth."<br /></p>
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Dr Tom Milnes, Course Leader for Postgraduate Studies

<p>The Postgraduate Open Studios is being coordinated by Arts University Plymouth MA students Paul Clark, Charlotte Leadley, Elena Ruiz, Fab Wicinski, Shelly Ryder, Sue Green, Gabriel East, Dana Aala, and Liza Stumbke. Speaking of the event, the organising team said: “The Open Studios have been an exciting opportunity to connect with our peers across disciplines, and raise awareness of our studio space along with the work we create within it."</p>
<p>The Postgraduate Open Studios event is free to attend and will offer a glimpse into the mid-project workings of the artists involved midway through their studies, highlighting the breadth and development of their creative practices. Visit the Open Studios at 44 Regent Street, PL4 8BB, on Thursday 20 June between 12pm and 4pm, on Friday 21 June between 12pm and 8pm, or on Saturday 22 June between 10am and 2pm. The Saturday opening takes place alongside a wider <a href="https://www.aup.ac.uk/events/open-day-undergraduate-and-postgraduate-nov-24">Open Day</a> across Arts University Plymouth that coincides with the <a href="https://www.aup.ac.uk/graduate-shows-2024">Graduate Shows 2024</a>, a once-a-year opportunity to look around the University of the Year for South West England, as voted for by students, and see examples of the very best work created by graduating students who are completing a wide range of creative qualifications at Arts University Plymouth.</p>
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