United Kingdom

2018 Gallery

Alice Armitage

Manchester School of Art

Alice's research was based upon the uncanny. Her intentions were to create still images that give snippets of a situation away, creating a narrative, whilst coinciding with an ‘uncanny’ undertone. Alice wanted to suggest a macabre and uneasy feeling within her photographs, with nothing immediately gruesome on the eye. Recognisable settings that sit well within viewers' comfort zones. A photo that, at first glance, the viewer would have no problem understanding the context of. But at closer look, including either an object, prop or subject that catches the viewer off guard, suddenly making them unable to form an understanding of what is happening in the photo and why some elements can dramatically change the feel of the photo. Something that raises questions, and enables them to feel disturbed yet inquisitive.


Amberley Garland

Manchester School of Art

As a young artist whose interests are in people and collection, Amberley's practice underpins these ideas with a current focus on how people inhabit spaces and what they can reveal.


Amelia Baron

Leeds Arts University

Obsession for Perfection uses endurance performance art to highlight the insanity of perfectionism which can manifest within oneself, as well as in the often-veiled facets of mental health inhabited within 21st century culture.


Amy Brookes

Manchester School of Art

Amy Brookes recently graduated from Manchester School of Art after studying a BA Hons in Fine Art. She explores contemporary ideas of the sublime within nature, which captures a romantic sensation of infinite space and our insignificance within the universe. She creates colourful, ephemeral paintings that bring the external world into the gallery space, giving the illusion of depth to create windows into other realms. These ideas are produced by thoughts of society’s unsatisfactory, mediated experiences of nature due to our dependence on technology. Within her art practice, she is attracted to the use of colour, light and energy to create gaseous compositions.


Cecilie Neumann Hansen

Glasgow School of Art

In nature, I focus on my senses and quiet my mind when exploring the land. These works are silver gelatine selenium toned prints made in the darkroom to discover and express nature’s immanent earthly and spiritual elements. The photographs portray an imaginary interpretation of the land with a sculptural quality.


Charlie Colley

Leeds Arts University

Working with oil, Charlie creates painterly fictional worlds that border on the sublime. Interactions with colour and surface produce interesting landscapes that brings attention to the decline of the great fauna of this world, combinations of toys and the real world bring inspiration and ambiguity to the piece.


Chloe Bromilow

Manchester School of Art

"Chloe Bromilow takes inspiration from Dutch still life from the Golden Age. She attempts to mimic the techniques from old masters, using photography and applying their practices to add a modern twist, using litter in place of the objects d’art. She invites the viewer to see this litter as elements of beauty, rather than the burden as we know it. Questioning; “Shouldn’t we all contemplate its problem on our world today?” "


Claire Carden McGinlay

Glasgow School of Art

Carden McGinlay explores the concepts and ethics surrounding commodity fetishism. She relies on the evolving relationship between painting and photography to challenge the traditional hierarchy within fine art placed on material and process that attempts to dismiss digital culture. Essentially exploring how this relationship eradicates artistic hierarchy and diminishes the boundary between fine art and mass culture. Her work is corporal in exploring the “uncanny” within the social and physical urban landscape.


Deanna Lewis

Leeds Arts University

Deanna Lewis’ paintings explore unintended intimations left on surfaces that suggest previous contact, in this case finger prints left on computer screens. She aims to draw attention to the overlooked traces around us while considering the ideas of an edge, human touch and habit. A mark provides a narrative, its composition perhaps revealing something about the action that created it - captured movement, interaction with surface and gesture shown through paint.


Francesca Blakeman

Manchester School of Art

'Wish You Were Here' is a series of found images which have been taken on different people’s holidays throughout the last 60 years. Blakeman uses bright colours to represent each person in the photograph, disguising their identity to further questioning of who might be pictured. Each silhouette represents people who once stood in a happy memory, memories which are now lost, given up or misplaced by the original owner and now in the possession of a stranger.


Georgiana Naylor

Leeds Arts University

Georgiana Rebekah’s practice is based around the process and the transformation of materials. The engagement with a constant, physical process of turning metal on the lathe to form a once-flat material into a three-dimensional object. Every imperfection and mark to the surface is glorified by performing a series of oxidisation methods, altering the material until it eventually looks nothing like its original form and no longer obtains its original function.


Hazel Brown

Glasgow School of Art

I present to you the beginning, middle and end of a tale you’ve never heard before. The Mask People are on a great, perilous journey into the woods. Along the way they meet both strange and wonderful creatures, befriend a wise elk, slay a ferocious beast and discover who they really are.
There are nineteen individually carved linocut panels in total, brought together in three large screen prints.


Hazel Brown

Glasgow School of Art

I present to you the beginning, middle and end of a tale you’ve never heard before. The Mask People are on a great, perilous journey into the woods. Along the way they meet both strange and wonderful creatures, befriend a wise elk, slay a ferocious beast and discover who they really are.
There are nineteen individually carved linocut panels in total, brought together in three large screen prints.


Henry Gonnett

Leeds Arts University

Henry records the effects that small changes have within dynamic computer-generated systems. Using traditional art media and computer programming he creates drawings by use of mark making, complexity, and chance. Through his practice Henry explores the extent to which our actions can be considered entirely of our own determination, and the effect that this has on art making. His practice encompasses self-generating and interactive computer art, drawing, and animation.


Isabelle Taylor

Leeds Arts University

Isabelle is an artist who works within light, photography and experimentation with materials. This piece is about sense of her childhood memory. Capturing light through photograph and using gradiant colour to bear a semblance of sunset.


Jenny Beard

Leeds Arts University

Paintings engage me when I have to unpick the surface - when something is happening just out of reach. These paintings are simultaneously a present experience and a record of the artist's hand. We are invited to read the narrative of its surface, and the relationships between elements.


Judith Hetherington

Manchester School of Art

My work explores and documents the materiality of loss. Ineffable presence and conflict in a multiplicity of visual languages. These images seek to express visceral, universal, personal presence and promote discussion.


Kate Waddicor

Manchester School of Art

The contextual influences within my practice are the effect of sensory experiences on the mind and how art that reflects nature can affect our health and wellbeing. ‘Autumn Canopy’ is a contemporary spot lit piece, which uses the traditional handmade technique of leadlight. Designed for display within a healthcare environment, it is intended to create a calming and comforting space for the viewer.


Kirsty McArthur

Glasgow School of Art

Our social media personae are the garlands we wear daily, and we are gifted by The Graces with notifications. @isolamaeatlas is a wild woman, existing in a realm we can only dream of, using the earth and its bounty as inspiration for her winding Instagram posts about spirituality and self.


Kristina Sergeeva

Leeds Arts University

‘Out of Sight, Out of Mind’ explores the struggle of those who have been affected by the 2017 eruption of Mount Agung in Bali, Indonesia. The residents were forced to evacuate; leaving behind or selling their livestock and belongings. In March 2018, the danger zone was lifted. After a five-month absence, they returned to a daily routine of weaving. It is expected to take five years to return to normality.


Li Chen

Leeds Arts University

My artwork investigates the narrative form of city life and the paradox of the hermit’s lifestyle in the modern environment. I was inspirited by a Taoism saying: The ordinary hermit hides in the deep forest, but the real hermit lives in the city.


Luci Worrall

Leeds Arts University

Luci Worrall is an abstract painter. She uses photography to select a section of an un-staged setting, she then traces the images – selecting only lines that become shapes. After scaling these drawings onto a surface, an intuitive colour palette then inhabits the shapes, infilling around the lines. What is created is an illusionistic space, where the elements of the painting appear to jostle within the boundaries.


Marina Renee-Cemmick

Glasgow School of Art

Marina is interested in the complexities of human experiences, considering the emotional being that hangs on the structure of our bodies. A frame on which we grow, transform, and ultimately malfunction and decay. Her work exposes the fragility and transitory nature of our existence. She is interested in removing the layers, exposing the bones beneath the flesh, the underlying structures of our lives. Her current work looks to link hidden infrastructures of the human body and built environment.


Megan Daly

Glasgow School of Art

Being Here Between Unreachable Places' explores the relationship between the healing body and photography. X-ray images of fluids passing through the body are painted with cyanotype chemistry and exposed under sunlight, forming a distinctive blue mark inside the throat. When used as a photographic negative, the blue inverts into a physical red. The distant sun unites with the inner body, and so the realms of outside and inside meet.


Megan O'Donnell

Manchester School of Art

Megan O’Donnell is a Fine Art Photographer that practices the Art of Surrealism. Megan’s work is altering the portraits reality, creating a seamless illusive photograph. The censoring of facial features is a reflection on human fears. The fear of losing something or someone. ‘Missing you’ as a title also plays into the close family relationships Megan has with each of the subjects.

Memory Potifa

Leeds Arts University

“She made me remember my love for dance”. Memory Potifa is a Leeds-based portrait, wedding, and events photographer. As a photographer, Memory believes that "taking an image and freezing a moment reveals how rich reality truly is".


Mia Rewitz

Glasgow School of Art

Dreams and joy inspire me to find peaceful places to bring home to the noisy city from trips to the countryside and other rural areas. I try to find and save moments and splits of a second to keep in mind that no time will come back exactly how it was.


Michaela McManus

Glasgow School of Art

Working within the realms of print and photo collage, my practice explores both personal memory and wider themes concerning the artifice and fragmentation of our post-modern, post-net era. I am interested in representing the subconscious space where memory is situated and consequently imagined through a process of displacement.


Molly Hankinson

Glasgow School of Art

From south east London, Molly Hankinson is a visual artist based in Glasgow. Her practice addresses the notion of contemporary femininity within the everyday, exploring themes surrounding (self) representation, reclamation and celebration within the wider umbrella of womxnhood. Working closely and privately with her subjects, this semi-collaborative approach guarantees agency and ensures that the representation present in the work remains accurate and consensual.


Rex Southwick

Glasgow School of Art

My work revolves around the exploration of interactions with domestic spaces in relation to ownership and aspiration. Compositions consist of rectilinear architectural forms and contemporary and historical motifs of aspiration and climate, such as swimming pools and palm trees. The depiction of tradesmen is intended to juxtapose the salubrious and dominant idealistic surroundings.


Robert Mercer

Glasgow School of Art

Walking, interpreting and representing the environment of a localised landscape between two geographical points on west-central Scotland’s largest wildlife corridor – the River Clyde – has been and remains the focus of numerous projects, and satellite projects, that aim to study the environmental impacts of cities on natural habitats which coexist in proximity. Ball Contact is an excerpt piece from a multi-media group of related readings.


Ruudu Ulas

Glasgow School of Art

Part of a larger body of work, these pieces explore the role of time, sustainability and unconsidered human agency in relationship to the photographic medium. Despite remaining two-dimensional photographic surfaces, the inclusion of the sculptural elements aspire to shift, mediate and question how images are viewed and experienced today.


Sam Henning

Leeds Arts University

Henning’s sculptural practice materialises as welded steel rods, organic structures which reference bodily forms; the moving human figure and modernist, minimalist, formalist sculpture from history. The steel forms are intimately wrapped in brightly coloured yarn to reference the subjective embodied experience, with each separate colour anthropomorphising and individualising the work.


Shahram Farrokhnejad

Manchester School of Art

I like to improvise start from nowhere and end up with unknown using Freud’s automatism idea to get access to deep level of my unconscious mind I enjoy taking risk and using chance and accident I interpret my drawings and paintings inner portrait of mankind All the strange shapes I end up with criticizes human role and shows my deep concern about our life in this planet and are answer to questions of 'Who am I?' and 'Who we are?'.


Stephanie Ross

Manchester School of Art

As a surface designer I am inspired by the everyday evolving textures and colours found within our urban surroundings. I take an illustrative approach to recording the city and the people within it to create digitised prints for commercial interiors and gallery wall settings.


Tomi Olopade

Leeds Arts University

‘Cassie’ and ‘Jasper’ are the first two paintings of a new project entitled ‘Black to the Bone.’ Revolving around the juxtaposition of a black skeleton with plant forms and life growing from it, the project is an expression of racial identity, and the importance of individuality. And will tackle subjects such as Representation, stereotypes, ideals of beauty, and notions of masculinity, within the black community.


Yi Yang Liu

Leeds Arts University

Wake up you, spirits from the ancient Greek. Please love and forgive ours once more. Let us drink and dance again underneath the three ultimate witness of human race. How about we return to the past... Seek for the very origin, the most genuine form of ourselves. How about we look at the present... Embrace for the light from heavenly above and wisdom of humanity. How about we run to the future... Wash away by the stream of possibilities from the infinite darkness.