2013 marks the end of University Campus Barnsley’s relationship with the University of Huddersfield. After 9 years, art degree courses run by UoH come to an end and to mark that is An Unofficial Alumni; a multi-media exhibition collaboratively curated by artists John Ledger, Corinne White and Dave Jarvis and hosted by Northern Young Artists. An Unofficial Alumni will showcase working artists who either studied or taught at the campus during those nine years. These artists have gone on to work in a diverse range of medias, including painting, photography, ceramics, design and installation art.
Fiona Halliday of the collective Northern Young Artists explains, ‘the artist-curators have a conviction that individual efforts, brought together, show that a strong body of intelligent and challenging work has been created by artists who studied or taught within a building situated in the very centre of Barnsley. They are committed to celebrating this in the town where it was cultivated. Barnsley is a northern English town that has often been overlooked as an area for generating art/artists; any attempt to help shift this status is important to further development of the town’s culture.’
The exhibition will include painting, drawings, ceramics and a robot. The exhibiting artists are: Lee Gasgoyne, Corinne White, David Jarvis, Richard Turner, John Ledger, Louise Wright, Steve Ellis, Gemma Brookes, Andrew William Parker, Emma Wroe, Shane Wogan and Robert Nunns.
An Unofficial Alumni | Thursday 19th September – Friday 4th October
Redbrook Studios and Exhibition Space, Unit 1F, Redbrook Business Park, Wilthorpe Road, Barnsley, S75 1JN
Opening Hours: 10am – 4pm, Monday – Friday
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