It was a few weeks ago now, but whilst I rarely seem to manage to visit anything of any cultural interest, I did attend the UWE Drawing and Applied Arts Degree Show (among others). There seemed to be much more skilled drawing on show than in previous years and a lot of interesting pieces.
For the first time in a number of years the show was curated and so some students had more pieces on display than others depending on their perceived achievements, though I was assured that every student did have at least one piece on show.
Highlights for me included Kristian Fletcher’s piece which was a scaffolding construct lit in a dark enclosed space which rotated projecting designs from the scaffolding on the walls – a moving drawing in light.
I also enjoyed Ella Paine’s obscura work. I think both she and Kristian appealed to me because of my growing obsession with layering, of the concealed and the visible.