The annual degree show is the highlight of every art college’s calendar. It is a chance for industry, the general public, family and friends to view the work that is being produced in these important creative centres. We caught up with students who are about to graduate as they make those last minute finishing touches to their final shows. We also chatted to ex-graduates and established artists to find out how they got on and what they are doing now. And if you fancy buying something this year, let The List be your guide as we help you to purchase that all important first piece of contemporary art.
Words: Helen Monaghan
You can see the work of our featured graduates at the following places:
Master of Fine Art (Glasgow School of Art) Tramway. 25 Albert Drive. Glasgow. 0141 287 3900. Thu 20—Sun 30 Jun (closed Mon 24 Jun). Thu-Sat noon—8pm: Sun noon-6pm.
Glasgow School of Art 167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow. 0141 353 4500. Sat 22—Sat 29 Jun. Sat 10am—5pm: Sun 2—5pm: Mon—Thu 10am—9pm; Fri 10am-7pm.
Edinburgh College of Art Lauriston Place. Edinburgh. 0131 221 6000. Sat 15—Tue 25 Jun. Mon—Thu 10am—8pm; Fri—Sun 10am—5pm.
Design Degree Show at Napier University Merchiston Campus, 10 Colinton Road. Edinburgh. 0131 455 2678. Sat 8 Jun 8 Mon 10—Wed 12 Jun. 10am—4pm.
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design University of Dundee. Perth Road. Dundee. 01382 345306. Sat 15—Sat 22 Jun. Sat 15 8 Sun 16 Jun. 9.30am—4.30pm; Mon 17—Fri 21 Jun. 9.30am—8.30pm; Sat 22 Jun. 9.30am—2pm.
See Art listings for the dates and venues of all the remaining degree shows, page 85.
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m 1 SAM GRIFFAN Pa'i‘thg Degree Show Th.nk 2007: A Soace Odyssey. Gritfan spent his childhooo watching 85‘s so-ti movies. so his work 8 about a sense of disappointment with the way things are now. In his show. he'l be shot-ring large dran'mgs. paintings. a shirt and sense 'etters including a FeleCthr‘. letter from when he apc‘ ed to be an astronautl. Influences Sci-f. moves. real y .nterested in the utopian yiszons of the future that you get in SCi-fi and the differences between them and reatty.‘
Prospects Starting an MA at London's Slade School of Art ll" September.
denburgh College of Art: painting department. main out/ding.
2 MARI LAGEROUIST
F."e art photography
Degree Show BOl’l‘, in Sweden. Lagerquist Creates video and photographic work based Ol‘ how we look at the wor 0'. 'It's very often aboct a situation that has a stigi": Shift to it. where something ooo comes ih.‘ Influences Cea: F'oyer and a range of inspirations. not ,‘us‘. photography.
Prospects No confirmed plans. but “.‘JOUld like to work n photography and Video.
Glasgow Schoo/ of Art: studio 45. ,Wackintosr’: bur/ding.
3 VIVIAN LEWIS
Degree Show A collage of abstracted forms. some of Leu'xis' printed texti'es have been made into garments for the show
Influences 'My work is based on mechanical iitovernent. vortiCism and futurism' The human form as a pattern also influences her work.
Prospects Glasgow-born Len-sis will be starting an MA printed textiles at the Poya‘ College of Art. London. E‘.'(:"7'.Lléti!\,’. she wood like to work ‘l‘ the ‘asnion industry.
dreams of working in Pars for Christian Dior. Gl.’rsgor/ School of Art: JD Kelly building, Hill Street.