MA Fine Art Celebrates 21st Anniversary Graduate Show 

MA Fine Art students at the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC) are gearing up for their 2008 Graduate Show whilst celebrating the 21st anniversary of their course.

The exhibition which will take place on September 12th – 19th at Howard Gardens campus is set to be a unique and high quality mix of abstract and conceptual art.

The graduating students will take full advantage of the vast open space, by inviting guests to travel throughout the four floors of the building to view their work.

Commenting on what viewers can expect, student and artist Elizabeth Barratt said: “The variety this year is really quite extraordinary, each student has not only developed their style of practice, but have pushed the boundaries of the perceptions and interpretations of fine art, it’s really quite exciting.” 

With an extensive range of interesting installation and performance pieces on show, the artists have visualized concepts which vary from the subconscious, the female aesthetic, self portrait, carnival performance and culture.

Equally, others have focused on individual pieces which can be appreciated both uniquely and as a collection, when brought together to represent meaning.
Such ideas delve into ambiguity and double-meanings, sexuality, motherhood and the gap between the real and imagined.

Mike Dodd, an artist living in France, traveled to Cardiff to complete the MA at UWIC and is exploring the mirrored representation of photography through drawing. His piece is that of a photographed night-time image, which has been painted (in reverse) on to the walls of the exhibition and will be obliterated at the end of the week, adding a distinctive temporal element.

Note to editors:
• Press launch between 5-6pm on Friday 12th September (drinks and nibbles provided)

For further information contact Laura Anderson, Communications Assistant:
Tel: 029 2041 6041
Email: laanderson@uwic.ac.uk
Web: http://www.uwic.ac.uk/