"From the outset, the 2019/ 20 group stood out for their passion, collaboration and creativity. It’s been a fantastic year that was cut short by Covid 19. We were all disappointed to miss out on Final Major Project and end of year shows, which would have showcased the exciting projects they had planned. Instead, the students adapted their work to the new challenges facing them, developing independent enquiry and problem solving and communicating through new platforms. What initially felt like severance and anti-climax will in time become a shared and defining moment in time which transforms their creative direction. I feel honoured to have shared this time with them and seen them give so much of themselves to the creative process and their own development."
Lara Norris: Tutor
Manchester: Looking Back and Forward
A visual expression of jumbled and vibrant memories of Manchester before the Covid19 lockdown which communicates the ghost town that the city became during that time.
This work explores the theme of connections based on the human skeleton and joints.
Wires, Family, Memory and Bones
An investigation of visual forms based on wires, family, memory and bones.
Looking at natural and man-made forms and experimenting with materials.
Taking inspiration from Alice in Wonderland via symbolism and psychedelic experience, every surface in the house became a canvas.
‘If you strip away the flesh and the life experience, we are all made of the same bones and organs.’
Folklore and Fairytales
Exploring global folklores and fables, particularly looking for links with the animal world.