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Masters art show

1 Sep 2017 11:00AM

An eclectic exhibition will be on show at the University of Suffolk in September. ‘Masters’ is the culmination of work from the MA Arts Practice and MA Fine Art courses.

It will include work by artists, film makers, designers, performers and writers; representing the variety of the students’ practice and the diversity in their thinking.

Student and curator Sara Hayes explains “‘Masters’ is a snapshot of the research and labour under-taken before this point and a glimpse towards our future practice. By embarking on the MA we committed to a reflexive methodology of creative friction and resolution. In embracing this process we have made a space where creativity occurs, our practice and thinking has acquired clarity and confidence, and our efforts have become positive and fundamental. The unfolding of that practice is manifest in ‘Masters’, where we present a contemporary collection of applications, contexts, preoccupations and outcomes.”

Artist Jon Saward, who has a background in broadcast, said of his course, “It has been a really challenging course, especially juggling it alongside a busy full time job and three sons. However it has been very worthwhile and has broadened my horizons and understanding of my own practice.”

He adds, “The MA has given me a thirst for continuing to extend my practice and create more work. It has also opened the doors to moving from teaching in Further Education to Higher Education. I am also starting my own film and TV production company.”

Lecturer Emily Richardson said, “During the MA this group of students have challenged, interrogated and questioned their practice. They have engaged with the wider community and creative opportunities outside of the University. Whilst they are working in different ways, they have supported each other’s practice professionally.”

‘Masters’ will be on show in the University’s Waterfront Gallery and foyer from 1-6 September.

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