1. Some pics of the Food Waste Cafe in action on the opening night of the degree show. 

    A project of graduating students Louiza Hamidi & Libby Russell, Food Waste Café is a pop-up art installation, serving guests using kitchenware and food products found in business bins.

    foodwastecafe@hotmail.co.uk

    https://www.facebook.com/foodwastecafe

     
  2. The Fine Art staff team on degree show assessment day: taking a break from assessing by enjoying the reclaimed furniture of pop-up event Food Waste Cafe, & discussing in one of the building’s lesser-known meeting spaces!

     
  3. A selection of work from this year’s degree show exhibition 'Collective', featuring work by (from top) Chris Green, Oliver Hall, Rebecca Fry, Josh Bryan, Libby Russell, Liz Bray, Emily Taylor, Niamh Donoghue, Jake Leonard, Lana-Christine Mash.

     
  4. A short film which documents this year’s second year show, brought to life by the students as part of their Professional Development unit, in Southampton’s Bargate Gallery and medieval vaults.

     
     
  5. Degree show fundraising sale!

    Our third years are selling these hand made Christmas gifts in the uni’s Andrews building foyer!

    You can find them anytime between 10.30 and 4.30pm on Wednesday 4th, Friday 6th, Monday 9th, Tuesday 10th, Wednesday 11th and Friday 13th December.
    All proceeds go to the third year degree show 

     
  6. Images from our recent drawing workshop, lead by associate lecturer Sarah Filmer

     
  7. 'The Shed' - Student Exhibition Space, Coming soon

     
  8. Everyone had a great time at the studio picnic last week! Special thanks to Southampton Ukulele Jam for playing a great set for us!

     

  9. Did you know Southampton Solent Fine Art have a You Tube account? Click the link to find out more!

     
  10. We are very pleased to say filmmaker John Burgan is giving an artists’ talk for us today!

    Among his numerous works, Memory of Berlin was screened recently in the British Film Institute at Southbank Centre in London.
    John was born in the UK but lived several years in Berlin, Germany. Memory of Berlin confronts an issue of one’s split identities, much like the city of Berlin, divided into East and West Berlin before the unification. Through a form of an autobiographical essay film, Memory of Berlin shows how one’s personal life is interwoven into a larger dynamics of collective memory and history. 

    Students will have the chance to ask questions and speak to the artist after his presentation. 

    Today (Wednesday) at 3.00pm in HC024. (Over on main campus, behind the main building)

    'Memory of Berlin' John Burgan, 1998'

     
  11. We are very pleased to have Dr Ricarda Vidal coming to talk to the Fine Art course on Friday 8th November. She will be speaking about her work and the students will be able to ask questions they have after her presentation.

    Ricarda holds a PhD in Cultural Studies (London Consortium/ Birkbeck). For her first book, Death and Desire in Car Crash Culture: A Century of Romantic Futurisms (Peter Lang, 2013) she researched the fascination with speed and the car crash in cultural production. Currently she is co-editing a collection of essays on contemporary approaches to death (Berghahn, 2014) and a collection of essays on Alternative Worlds (Berghahn, 2014). Before joining King’s College London, Ricarda was Lecturer in Visual Culture at the Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies, University of London.

    Apart from her academic career she also works as translator and curator. Together with the artist Sam Treadaway she runs the bookwork project Revolve:R, and together with Jenny Chamarette (Queen Mary) she directs Translation Games, a research and exhibition project around the theme of translation in literature and the fine arts.

    Further information: www.ricardavidal.com

    Friday 8th November, 11.30 am , Fine Art Meeting Room, All Welcome!


    'Death and desire in Car Crash Culture, A Century of Romantic Futurisms' Dr Ricarda Vidal, 2013

     
  12. Associate lecturer Emma Tod has been making a treat for the Third years, who have just handed in their dissertations!

    The pinata is full of goodies, and the students will be let loose on it at this terms studio party!

    The Fine Art course regularly holds social event to bring together staff and students alike. Today there will be food, drinks and even a ukulele band! 

     
  13. The professional development unit takes place throughout the second year of the Fine Art course. The unit is lead by associate lecturers Daniel Crow, Sarah Filmer, and Alys Scott-Hawkins 
    The sessions are help on and off campus at art galleries, artists’ studios and project spaces within the city. 
    The aim of the unit is to give students a professional experience and prepare them to progress their careers after the course is complete. The outcome is a student produced, installed and publicized group exhibition, accompanied by an online portfolio, exhibition proposal and a reflective journal.

     
  14. 'Memory of Berlin, John Burgen, 1998'

    On Wednesday 6th November, we have filmmaker John Burgan giving an artists’ talk.

    Among his numerous works, Memory of Berlin was screened recently in the British Film Institute at Southbank Centre in London.

    John was born in the UK but lived several years in Berlin, Germany. Memory of Berlin confronts an issue of one’s split identities, much like the city of Berlin, divided into East and West Berlin before the unification. Through a form of an autobiographical essay film, Memory of Berlin shows how one’s personal life is interwoven into a larger dynamics of collective memory and history. 

    Students will have the chance to ask questions and speak to the artist after his presentation. 

    Wednesday 6th November at 3.00pm in HC024.


     

  15. We are pleased to announce we have a new artist in residence. 

    Susan Francis is a Belfast born artist now living in South West England. She will be in the studios making work and engaging with students throughout the year. 

    Susan has shown work in solo and group shows, both nationally and internationally.
    For a full biography and to view her work you can visit her website.

    www.susanfrancis.com

    Alternatively, you can connect with her via Facebook or Twitter

    www.facebook.com/susanefrancis

    www.twitter.com/susanefrancis