Friday, 14 May 2010

More Info about State of the Art


State of the Art; is a collective exhibition brought to you by the talented and enthusiastic students from the second year Fine Art degree course of the University of Portsmouth. From the 10th – 21st May, this dynamic exhibition will be exhibited at the Eldon Gallery (Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth) before starting its tour of the city where it will be exhibited in various locations including The Kraken Wakes and Drift in the City over the summer months. This contemporary exhibition captures the changing nature of both the art world and the current global economic situation – the fine art BA course at Portsmouth is being placed on hiatus with no intake of first year students for the coming academic year. The private view of these determined students art will be held on Thursday 13th May, 4-7pm. There will be refreshments, live performances and even a live band.

The work on show represents the up-and-coming talent within Portsmouth, with individual artists grouping together to create an exhibition which guarantees to deliver a spectrum of visually inspiring works. Painting, sculpture, film, animation, performance and relational art will all feature, as well as art reflecting both the contemporary art scene and more traditional methods. The show asserts and merits our presence within the University of Portsmouth. In order for us to finance the show, the State of the Art team has been busy hosting a number of promotional and fund-raising events around Portsmouth. Through hosting events from cake sakes to music nights we have smashed our target of £700. The last of these events will be held on Saturday 8th May at The Eldon Arms 7-11pm. These events provided an entertaining and inspiring experience, demonstrating that, despite the recent decline of Government funding and support, young creative talent continues to thrive.
The last of these events will be held on Saturday 8th May at The Eldon Arms 7-11pm.

“This is a very talented and committed group of students. I am sure their show will be well worth seeing for everyone interested in the current ' state of the art'.” -John Molyneux, senior lecturer at Portsmouth School of art, design and media, writer and curator.

The Website -

The Invite to the private view we sadly couldn't attend yesterday!
BUT don't worry! The exhibition is on in the 1st venue till the 21st!

Go Look See..


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