CAP Alumni Degree Show 2019

From final assessments, end of year exhibitions and alumni degree shows, late May / early June is a hectic time in CAPetc… land and this year has been no exception.  Anyway more of our 2019 graduating artists in our next post but for now lets have a look at our amazing alumni and their fantastic degree shows.

As you might know we have been offline for a while and there is a lot to catch up on, so much as we’d like to, there is little time to do an in depth review of the degree shows so please click on all the links below including the artists names for more info on the individuals practice. There are also links to press reviews and the official degree show pages.

Dundee’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art was our first and busiest stop with 4 alumni shows to see and a surprise visitor:

It was great to see the varied and fantastic work by Jek McAllister, Elena Cheltsova, Dulcie McConville and Cloud Tanadynska who all graduated from CAPetc… in 2016 along with surprise visitor Freya May now studying anthropology at the University of Edinburgh.

Talking of the capital, our next stop was Edinburgh College of Art where CAPetc… class of 2016 were represented by Magdalena Gunkowska , Eve Watson and Becca Tarrant.

On Friday it was over to Glasgow and former home of Stow Further Education College where this years Glasgow School of Art degree shows were the first occupants of the newly acquired and refurbished building. Only one 2016 graduate to see among the multiple floors of exhibitions but a great one it was by Samantha Dick

We didn’t finished there though as it was a quick hop over the border to catch the final shows by 2017 alumni Yvonne Meek, Lauren Wilson and Aimee McCallum at University of Cumbria.

Degree Show Press: 

The Scotsman:

Art review: Duncan of Jordanstone Degree Show, Dundee : Featuring Elena Cheltsova and Jek McAllister

Art reviews: GSA Degree Shows: Featuring Sam Dick

Art review: Edinburgh College of Art Degree Show 2019  : Featuring Becca Tarrant

The Skinny:

Strangely Familiar: DJCAD Degree Show 2019

AIRetc… Residency Application OPEN!

APPLICATIONS FOR 2019-20 SESSION NOW OPEN 

DEADLINE: Thursday 20th JUNE 2018

The Artist in Residence programme (AIRetc…) at Edinburgh College is an innovative scheme which provides recently graduated / professional artists who has previously studied at Edinburgh College with the opportunity to develop their creative practice in a dedicated studio space and gain knowledge, skills and experience in Art education.

Now in our 8th successful year AIRetc… are currently looking for 2 artists to participate in the 2019-20 academic programme.

Please download the information and application for below.

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Please note all communication should be via email provided and should include a delivery and read receipt request.

@edinburghcoll #CAPalumni pals win fellowship to Venice Biennale

HND Contemporary Art Practice graduates Lauren Wilson and Aimee McCallum have beaten off strong competition form across the country to  spend a month living and working in Venice at the worlds largest and most prestigious  contemporary art expo the Venice Biennale. 

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The pair who first met here at Edinburgh College while studying on the foundation course went on to join us on CAPetc… Graduating in summer 2017 they then took up their guaranteed places on the BAhons Fine Art course at the University of Cumbria as part of our articulation agreement.

Although they are currently working hard on their respective degree shows, both are looking forward to spending the month of July immersing themselves in this fantastic opportunity.

Find out more about what Aimee and Lauren will be doing and how they and their current lecturers feel about their achievement by clicking the link:

https://www.cumbria.ac.uk/about/news/articles/articles/fine-art-friends-win-prestigious-british-council-fellowships-for-world-famous-venice-biennale.php#

Pop up exhibition comes Out of the Blue

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“This will not re-occur” was an all too brief but altogether visually and conceptually rich experience of new works from recently graduated #CAPetcAlumni Donna Lauder, Georgia Sparkes, Daniel Twist, (2015) Kaitlyn Walker-Stewart and Joshua Waterson. (2014)

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Despite being located in the rehearsal studio of the Out of the Blue Drill Hall in leith the artists had little opportunity before the 3pm deadline to test their ideas and assess how the works cohabited in the space. A difficult problem given the range of work on show which included sculptural intervention, drawing, painting, video and 2 simultaneous live performances but it was a problem ably overcome.

Since graduating from Edinburgh College the group have moved on to art schools across the UK, Central Saint Martins, Glasgow School of Art, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design and Northumbria University.

Dundee Degree Shows 2015

This week saw the start of the 2015 art school degree show with the opening of the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art (DJCAD) show in Dundee. Unfortunately we couldn’t make it to the opening but Colette, Jen and I made it up on Saturday to see the show and catch up with the #CAPalumni who are graduating this year.

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