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Fine Art student success

7 Jul 2016 11:15AM

A student who will graduate from BA (Hons) Fine Art this autumn has been sharing her successes.

Emily Godden has recently exhibited at London’s Tate Modern. Forming part of the exhibition What is the future of art? Emily displayed her piece Swans on Heroin in the iconic Turbine Hall. The piece was produced following a residency at Letheringham Lodge.

Emily says of her time at the University “My tutors have always been encouraging and offering wise words of wisdom when applying for opportunities and in some cases I’ve been given an encouraging nudge to help me gain confidence to apply for opportunities. Thanks to my degree course I have been fortunate enough to take part in 36 exhibitions, four residencies, three festivals, I have had one paper published and curated three projects. However, these are just numbers; what matters most, and what I will carry with me always are memories and experiences that will last a lifetime.”

“The print workshop and studios have been a playground to build my ideas into a reality or in some cases a virtual reality. No challenge has been too great with technical support and guidance at every corner to help me on my creative journey. The Fine Art course has ignited my long term career goals and reminded me that anything is possible, if you believe – you can achieve.”

As well as receiving the University Expose Award and Student of the Year at the awards event for the 2016 Arts & Humanities Degree Show, Emily says she was “over the moon” to be selected for the Aldeburgh Beach Lookout residency by founder of the Lookout Caroline Wiseman, Emily adds “The Lookout has played host to numerous artists whom I admire, including Ryan Gander who recently came to the University to speak to the Fine Art students. I look forward to my residency which will be in October and plan to take Virginia Woolf’s book The Waves as a key inspiration.”

Emily has received funding and support from O2 Think Big which will enable her to purchase equipment to open up artworks to new audiences by applying technologies such as virtual reality to make works more accessible to a wider audience. The project will culminate in a solo show and publication of a catalogue in September 2017.

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