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Manchester School of Art Degree show 2017 Part 2

June 26, 2017

Welcome to part 2 of my recent trip to the Manchester School of Art Degree show for 2017. Sadly the exhibition has finished now but should you wish to look up any details for any of the students then you can do so here.

Let’s begin with an escaped entry from my last post and some wooden textiles from Lauren J.Hulme. They remined me of a flic-flac my grandad used to make when we were children and of course the old Slinky !

Next up, a trip through the 3-D course and some ceramics from Grace Leigh Igoe, with an interesting use of crackle glazes.

Some wonderfully strange, created objects from found materials by Linda Livesey.

Peter Chadwick has made some solid male jewellery, using wood that’s over 200 years old, and from an old Victorian swimming pool changing room seating. He uses phrases like “No running” to give a hint of the woods original use.

Lovely modern-retro pieces from Jahday Ford, they made me think of Geoffrey Baxters’s 1960’s ‘Bark’ and ‘ Drunken Bricklayers’ vases for Whitefriars. I liked their jaunty angled tops and bases.

Some lovely forms from Jessica Hall.

Again, great shapes from Sirol Alaw Hughes, with lids to match !

I’ve some friends who live in Cambridge with a Zen garden, I wonder what they would make of this table and chair by Jesse Cracknell.

Finally for the 3-D section some beautifully relaxed glassware from Amy Quinn. Such deep blues, and you could almost loose yourself in their pool like qualities.

The we we’re off exploring the Animation with Illustration, that these days seems mostly to be about Illustration. Tayia Dussie, leads us nicely into the ring.

Some woodland walks with Lindsey Wilson.

and Caroline May.

Before being transported to the hills by the only artist whose name escaped me.. sorry.

A few awkward looking teenagers here by Kate Byrne.

Then some interesting illustrations and ceramics linked to people’s fading images as memories disappear and we loose the pictures we once held in our minds. Eve Lumai Bridges has produced a fine body of work.

Dean Smith has been very busy hand cutting out all these people and objects, they made a great display.

Kate Hudson had also been enjoying her final year producing some lovely figures and drawings of fisher folk and seagulls.

Finally one last paper cut stage by Melissa Goh to draw us into her wooded exhibits.

Many thanks to everyone who took part and allowed me to photograph their beautiful work this year. I hope you go on to produce a wealth of creative work on your journeys to your chosen career paths. I hope you all enjoyed viewing the degree show with me too. What was your favourite this year ?

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. June 26, 2017 8:49 pm

    Some very talented artists! I love the blue glass vases – so fluid!

    • June 27, 2017 3:27 pm

      I agree, fluid and yet controlled. Great shapes and colours eh. Thanks for your comments Lizzie

  2. July 1, 2017 1:12 am

    Well, since you asked… I couldn’t choose a favorite, but here are my thoughts: The Ceramic head with hands by Grace Leigh Igoe immediately had me thinking of Edvard Munch’s ‘The Scream’. The men’s cuff links were stylish and very classy, Jesse Cracknell’s table gave me the thought of placing a miniature rake onto it… The shadowy figures were intriguing, yes, that really is the way people eventually are thought of… in our minds their features become blurred. Lindsey Wilson’s work was beautiful with vibrant color and wonderful line texture, and Melissa Goh’s paper cuts were fantastic! They drew me in. Thanks for featuring this show, Craig. More people should comment; bringing various perspectives into the conversation would inspire all of us to view things in a new way.

    • July 2, 2017 8:55 am

      Thanks Joy for your well considered reply (as usual). So pleased that you found some work in the mix that resonated with you, I think you would have loved looking around the building and exhibition. I wish more people commented too.

  3. July 2, 2017 9:14 pm

    I probably would have wanted to take up residence in the building.

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