Fine Art

Thank you for taking time to visit the online Fine Art shows. The work that you can see is testament to the incredible resilience, adaptability and not least creativity of a brilliant year group.

Many of these students, being in their early 20’s, are part of a generation that has been dismissed as ‘snowflakes’ by the popular media, said to melt in the face of challenges and accused of being unable to deal with change. But they have worked through the strangest of years, one which saw their studies and their time in the art school studios and workshops abruptly interrupted. Established plans had to change and the certainties which every post war generation have enjoyed suddenly evaporated. The art school closed its doors and students left hurriedly taking as much as they could to set up makeshift studios wherever possible. Laptops, kitchen tables, garages, bedrooms, sheds, and gardens were amongst the spaces utilised as their new ateliers. Face to face contact ended and tutorials were carried out on the internet or by telephone. Many had to move home and the peer support which is so vital in any normal year dissipated. The end goal of their degree shows which is the traditional culmination and celebration of three years of study was moved online along with the assessments. Approaches to making were adapted, improvised, and reinvented. Students found new ways of working and utilised their honed creative thinking and making skills to find new ways of presenting their work. They often had to balance their home life with work or other commitments, while some lost employment and had to cope with the associated financial hardship, all during a period in which the world changed them around them. Yet they found a focus and made beautiful, surprising, sensitive, challenging, intelligent, and thought-provoking work. They explored ways of presenting this through exhibition proposals employing ingenious approaches to communicate their ideas.

The results are quite brilliant and fill me with confidence that this generation of student artists are as ready as if not more so than any before them to graduate in to an uncertain world. Moreover, that Fine Art graduates, far from being the unemployable caricature that they are often confronted with, are shining examples of the adaptable and resilient creative problem solvers that we need now more than ever. So please take some time as you look at this website and to reflect not just on the work but what a remarkable achievement it is too. 

I want to express my deep gratitude to all of the students for the maturity with which they have approached making this work and for the support they have given each other and the staff team over these past few months. I also want to thank all the staff who have helped the students during their time on the course. Not just the lecturers but the student support team, the facilities staff, the programmes team, our colleagues across the department of Art and Performance and beyond, and the incredible technical team all of whom go above and beyond what is expected of them in normal times and have done so even more in lockdown. They make Manchester School of Art a very special place to work or study. Not being on campus has only reinforced the understanding that the Art School is so much more than the buildings that house it.

I hope that you will be able to join us when we welcome these students back to the art school to exhibit their work once it is safe to do so and take the opportunity to congratulate them all in person.

Magnus Quaife

Programme Leader, Fine Art BA (Hons)

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Jennifer Whalley - BA (Hons) Fine Art

Jennifer Whalley

BA (Hons) Fine Art

Jennifer Whalley - BA (Hons) Fine Art
Holly Florence Smith - BA (Hons) Fine Art

Holly Florence Smith

BA (Hons) Fine Art

Holly Florence Smith - BA (Hons) Fine Art
Frank Osborne - BA (Hons) Fine Art

Frank Osborne

BA (Hons) Fine Art

Frank Osborne - BA (Hons) Fine Art
Sarah Massey - BA (Hons) Fine Art

Sarah Massey

BA (Hons) Fine Art

Sarah Massey - BA (Hons) Fine Art
Lauren Kenny - BA (Hons) Fine Art

Lauren Kenny

BA (Hons) Fine Art

Lauren Kenny - BA (Hons) Fine Art
Freya Pigott - BA (Hons) Fine Art

Freya Pigott

BA (Hons) Fine Art

Freya Pigott - BA (Hons) Fine Art
James Collar - BA (Hons) Fine Art

James Collar

BA (Hons) Fine Art

James Collar - BA (Hons) Fine Art
Iona Schwalowsky-Monks - BA (Hons) Fine Art

Iona Schwalowsky-Monks

BA (Hons) Fine Art

Iona Schwalowsky-Monks - BA (Hons) Fine Art
Katie Murphy - BA (Hons) Fine Art

Katie Murphy

BA (Hons) Fine Art

Katie Murphy - BA (Hons) Fine Art
Liberty Gilks - BA (Hons) Fine Art

Liberty Gilks

BA (Hons) Fine Art

Liberty Gilks - BA (Hons) Fine Art
Abigale Piper - BA (Hons) Fine Art

Abigale Piper

BA (Hons) Fine Art

Abigale Piper - BA (Hons) Fine Art
Matilda Brown - BA (Hons) Fine Art

Matilda Brown

BA (Hons) Fine Art

Matilda Brown - BA (Hons) Fine Art
Ivan Stone Roberts - BA (Hons) Fine Art

Ivan Stone Roberts

BA (Hons) Fine Art

Ivan Stone Roberts - BA (Hons) Fine Art
Layla Rostock - BA (Hons) Fine Art

Layla Rostock

BA (Hons) Fine Art

Layla Rostock - BA (Hons) Fine Art
Nicholas Delap - BA (Hons) Fine Art

Nicholas Delap

BA (Hons) Fine Art

Nicholas Delap - BA (Hons) Fine Art
Nola James - BA (Hons) Fine Art

Nola James

BA (Hons) Fine Art

Nola James - BA (Hons) Fine Art
Niall Mclaughlin - BA (Hons) Fine Art

Niall Mclaughlin

BA (Hons) Fine Art

Niall Mclaughlin - BA (Hons) Fine Art
Emma Liao - BA (Hons) Fine Art

Emma Liao

BA (Hons) Fine Art

Emma Liao - BA (Hons) Fine Art
Mai-Ling Newstead - BA (Hons) Fine Art

Mai-Ling Newstead

BA (Hons) Fine Art

Mai-Ling Newstead - BA (Hons) Fine Art
Hannah Fawcett - BA (Hons) Fine Art

Hannah Fawcett

BA (Hons) Fine Art

Hannah Fawcett - BA (Hons) Fine Art
Daniel Burton - BA (Hons) Fine Art

Daniel Burton

BA (Hons) Fine Art

Daniel Burton - BA (Hons) Fine Art
Harriet Gascoyne - BA (Hons) Fine Art

Harriet Gascoyne

BA (Hons) Fine Art

Harriet Gascoyne - BA (Hons) Fine Art
Jasper Howard - BA (Hons) Fine Art

Jasper Howard

BA (Hons) Fine Art

Jasper Howard - BA (Hons) Fine Art
Katie Lowe - BA (Hons) Fine Art

Katie Lowe

BA (Hons) Fine Art

Katie Lowe - BA (Hons) Fine Art
Ella Jackson - BA (Hons) Fine Art

Ella Jackson

BA (Hons) Fine Art

Ella Jackson - BA (Hons) Fine Art
Tannah Cantrell - BA (Hons) Fine Art

Tannah Cantrell

BA (Hons) Fine Art

Tannah Cantrell - BA (Hons) Fine Art
Anya Paintsil - BA (Hons) Fine Art

Anya Paintsil

BA (Hons) Fine Art

Anya Paintsil - BA (Hons) Fine Art
Aleksandra Kamionka - BA (Hons) Fine Art

Aleksandra Kamionka

BA (Hons) Fine Art

Aleksandra Kamionka - BA (Hons) Fine Art
Wincent Szczerba - BA (Hons) Fine Art

Wincent Szczerba

BA (Hons) Fine Art

Wincent Szczerba - BA (Hons) Fine Art
Krystina Tyrtania - BA (Hons) Fine Art

Krystina Tyrtania

BA (Hons) Fine Art

Krystina Tyrtania - BA (Hons) Fine Art
Bryn Rogers - BA (Hons) Fine Art

Bryn Rogers

BA (Hons) Fine Art

Bryn Rogers - BA (Hons) Fine Art
Louise Jannetta - BA (Hons) Fine Art

Louise Jannetta

BA (Hons) Fine Art

Louise Jannetta - BA (Hons) Fine Art
Millie Radiguet - BA (Hons) Fine Art

Millie Radiguet

BA (Hons) Fine Art

Millie Radiguet - BA (Hons) Fine Art
Megan Jane Roberts - BA (Hons) Fine Art

Megan Jane Roberts

BA (Hons) Fine Art

Megan Jane Roberts - BA (Hons) Fine Art
Jennifer Hart - BA (Hons) Fine Art

Jennifer Hart

BA (Hons) Fine Art

Jennifer Hart - BA (Hons) Fine Art
Stephanie Leighton Plom - BA (Hons) Fine Art

Stephanie Leighton Plom

BA (Hons) Fine Art

Stephanie Leighton Plom - BA (Hons) Fine Art
Smugglerius Grimshaw - BA (Hons) Fine Art

Smugglerius Grimshaw

BA (Hons) Fine Art

Smugglerius Grimshaw - BA (Hons) Fine Art
Cari Lewis - BA (Hons) Fine Art

Cari Lewis

BA (Hons) Fine Art

Cari Lewis - BA (Hons) Fine Art
Jack Spittle - BA (Hons) Fine Art

Jack Spittle

BA (Hons) Fine Art

Jack Spittle - BA (Hons) Fine Art
Holy Bitch (Holly) Beach - BA (Hons) Fine Art

Holy Bitch (Holly) Beach

BA (Hons) Fine Art

Holy Bitch (Holly) Beach - BA (Hons) Fine Art
Lydia Ahmed - BA (Hons) Fine Art

Lydia Ahmed

BA (Hons) Fine Art

Lydia Ahmed - BA (Hons) Fine Art
Teresa Cabrera Moreno - BA (Hons) Fine Art

Teresa Cabrera Moreno

BA (Hons) Fine Art

Teresa Cabrera Moreno - BA (Hons) Fine Art
Fischer Mustin - BA (Hons) Fine Art

Fischer Mustin

BA (Hons) Fine Art

Fischer Mustin - BA (Hons) Fine Art
Imogen Smith - BA (Hons) Fine Art

Imogen Smith

BA (Hons) Fine Art

Imogen Smith - BA (Hons) Fine Art
Martha Tayler - BA (Hons) Fine Art

Martha Tayler

BA (Hons) Fine Art

Martha Tayler - BA (Hons) Fine Art
Charlotte Lawrence - BA (Hons) Fine Art

Charlotte Lawrence

BA (Hons) Fine Art

Charlotte Lawrence - BA (Hons) Fine Art
Lauren Hine - BA (Hons) Fine Art

Lauren Hine

BA (Hons) Fine Art

Lauren Hine - BA (Hons) Fine Art
Manon Emmanuel - BA (Hons) Fine Art

Manon Emmanuel

BA (Hons) Fine Art

Manon Emmanuel - BA (Hons) Fine Art
Daniel Johnson - BA (Hons) Fine Art

Daniel Johnson

BA (Hons) Fine Art

Daniel Johnson - BA (Hons) Fine Art
Harry Stevenson Miller - BA (Hons) Fine Art

Harry Stevenson Miller

BA (Hons) Fine Art

Harry Stevenson Miller - BA (Hons) Fine Art
Elsie Goodfellow - BA (Hons) Fine Art

Elsie Goodfellow

BA (Hons) Fine Art

Elsie Goodfellow - BA (Hons) Fine Art
Sam Frost - BA (Hons) Fine Art

Sam Frost

BA (Hons) Fine Art

Sam Frost - BA (Hons) Fine Art
Jessica Jaffray - BA (Hons) Fine Art

Jessica Jaffray

BA (Hons) Fine Art

Jessica Jaffray - BA (Hons) Fine Art
Lauren Kearns - BA (Hons) Fine Art

Lauren Kearns

BA (Hons) Fine Art

Lauren Kearns - BA (Hons) Fine Art
Andrew Florence - BA (Hons) Fine Art

Andrew Florence

BA (Hons) Fine Art

Andrew Florence - BA (Hons) Fine Art
Emma Rosson - BA (Hons) Fine Art

Emma Rosson

BA (Hons) Fine Art

Emma Rosson - BA (Hons) Fine Art
Louis Mueller - BA (Hons) Fine Art

Louis Mueller

BA (Hons) Fine Art

Louis Mueller - BA (Hons) Fine Art
Jessica Burnand-Martin - BA (Hons) Fine Art

Jessica Burnand-Martin

BA (Hons) Fine Art

Jessica Burnand-Martin - BA (Hons) Fine Art
Amber Ramone - BA (Hons) Fine Art

Amber Ramone

BA (Hons) Fine Art

Amber Ramone - BA (Hons) Fine Art