Second year BA (Hons) Fine Art students launch online exhibition, UNTHETHERED.

pieces of different coloured fabric draped from the ceiling Eight of Wirral Met College’s students are displaying their work in an online exhibition that introduces new ways of ‘seeing’ through an experimental mixture of contemporary practices, available to view until the 23rd of May at untetheredexhibition.com.

The exhibition that was to be hosted at Bloom Building’s Convenience Gallery, has been adapted in to an online preview that forms an essential part of the students’ professional development as artists. Providing students with an opportunity to develop their experience of curating a group show, the online exhibition also introduces their talents to a wider community.

Now in its 26th year, the BA (Hons) Fine Art degree is designed and awarded by the University of Chester. Throughout the university level art course, students gain valuable knowledge of modern and contemporary art in historical and theoretical studies, whilst learning practical skills through a programme of workshops and one-to-one tutorials.

The artwork on display includes painting, sculpture, drawing, video and installation, taking on the subjects of escaping patterns, tranquil seascapes, coloured sound, memories of urban destruction and the human condition, all produced by the students whilst studying at home.

Course Leader Michelle Rowley said “Like many art school students our level 5 group have endured the difficulties of making creative work at home without the usual College resources, and yet they have risen to the challenge in producing their first public exhibition. We hope you will celebrate their achievement and resilience in these uncertain times.”

Kindly supported by donations from Cass Art, Culture Hustle and Finsa UK, the online exhibition features art from Belinda Wong, Judith Welham, Kara Dobbs, Jack Boutet, Tracey Dean, Les Weston, Matthew Brown, Stuart Noble. Also on display is work in memoriam of former student Geoff Woods who sadly passed away in 2020.

UNTHETHERED is available to view at untetheredexhibition.com until the 23rd of May and students are welcoming your feedback under the ‘comments’ section of the website.

Applications are open for the September 2021 intake on the BA (Hons) Fine Art degree now.


Image shown is Ruins of Lasgo 2021 by Stuart Noble.


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