13th – 16th September 2012
Private View Wednesday 12 September 5pm to 9pm
City & Guilds of London Art School proudly presents its 2012 MA Fine Art Show. 17 students will show their work in the Georgian surroundings of the School’s historic site on the edge of Cleaver Square, minutes away from Kennington tube station. Most of the works will be for sale and entrance to the exhibition is free.
The GAM MA Fine Art Prize awards one of the graduating students £4,000. This year’s judging panel includes art critic Richard Cork, gallerist Alan Cristea, artist and alumnus Alastair Mackie, and collector and Contemporary Art Society Trustee Cathy Wills. In addition GAM is providing bursary support and assistance for the Fine Art Department’s visiting lecturer programme.
About City & Guilds
City & Guilds of London Art School, founded in 1854, occupies a distinctive position in art education. It is the only art school in London offering degree-validated courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels which has retained its independent status. Students are especially attracted to an art school where traditional craft skills are still valued and taught in a very supportive environment.
The School offers an intensive 1 year full time (or 2 year part-time) MA in Fine Art, giving students the chance to benefit from advanced teaching by leading practitioners and develop their practice within a critical and professional framework with a very good staff to student ratio and ample studio space. A 2011 survey by Modern Painters Magazine ranked it the third best graduate arts program in the UK.
In Fine Art, the School is known for the quality of its teaching in the traditions of painting, sculpture and printmaking within a contemporary context. This specialist position provides an important alternative to the priorities of most other, larger art schools, and lends a high degree of focus to the students involved. Recent graduates such as Barnaby Hosking, Ruth Goddard, Alastair Mackie, Alex Gene Morrison, Oliver Clegg and Hugo Wilson have gone on to establish themselves as leading contemporary artists.
The School’s independent status has been crucial to its remaining small and specialist.
All courses are taught by practicing artists and career professionals with international reputations. Led by Tony Carter and Robin Mason, the Fine Art department has tutors with highly successful careers of their own including Reece Jones, Andrew Grassie, Gavin Nolan, Teresita Dennis, Andy Bannister, Kate Palmer and Jane Langley. Visiting lecturers have included: Norman Rosenthal, Basil Beattie, Paul Winstanley, Andrew Mummery, Alexis Harding, Gordon Cheung, Colin Smith, David Kefford, Anne Hardy, Tom Godfrey, Lucy Williams, Zavier Ellis, Max Attenborough, Chris Davies, Will Turner, Paul Becker, Francesca Lowe, Helen Sumpter, Nick Hackworth, Jonathan Wateridge, Neil Rumming, and Christian Ward.
City & Guilds of London Art School: MA Fine Art Show 2012
Friday 14 September 10am – 7.30pm
Saturday 15 September 10am – 5pm
Sunday 16 September 10am – 5pm
City & Guilds of London Art School 124 Kennington Park Road London SE11 4DJ