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Click on the link below for latest updates from current AIRetc… Neil Nodzak.

Neil talks about his new work featured in new Talbot Rice Exhibition “Drawn Away Together” and what its like to be involved in crits again at contemporaryartetc…


Visiting Artist: Keith Farquhar

ContemporaryArtETC… would like to thank our latest Visiting Artist, Keith Farquhar, who to give an excellent talk to both year groups on his current body of work “Nudes in Colour”. The talk was very engaging and the studios have been buzzing with discussion about the work and Keith’s up coming show at Hyperground in Edinburgh.

Keith graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 1993, and completed his MA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths in 1996. As well as taking part in numerous group shows over the years, he has also had several solo exhibitions of his work in Edinburgh, London, Berlin, New York, Cologne and Milan. Recent solo exhibitions include: In Domestos Chaos, Crescent Artspace, Woodend, Scarborough (2008); Matisse and Keith Haring Remade by Keith Farquhar, the Embassy, Edinburgh (2007); Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London (2007); Atomised, Nyehaus, New York (2005) and New work, with Mark Leckey, Inverleith House, Edinburgh (2005).

‘Nudes in Colour’ opens at Hyperground (3/1 Bruntsfield Crescent) Friday the 4th of December 7-9pm is then open on the 5th and 6th of December 12-6pm.

ContemporaryArtETC Graduates show opens in Carlilse

Congratulations to ContemporaryArtETC graduates Jennifer Ferns, Lynn Mouat & Daine Cornwall who’s latest works featured in “Therfore I am” an exhibition of new work at Cumbria University’s Fine Art Campus in Carlisle. The exhibition which is of a very professional standard was developed, organised and promoted by the students themselves giving them invaluable experience in organisation and co-operation.

The opening of the show coincided with a visit to the campus of our current HN students all of whom have applied to the Fine Art course at Cumbria University.

During the visit we were kindly invited to take part in the gallery walk through which involved all the exhibitors giving a short presentation providing valuable insight into their work.

The exhibition “Therefore I am” is open daily from 10am – 4pm until Friday the 30th January

University of Cumbria, Caldewgate Campus, Newcastle Street, Carlilse


New Studios for HND Contemporary Art students. is delighted to announce our recent move to brand new studio accommodation in Edinburgh’s Telford College. The new studio has allowed us to allocate individual spaces to all of our current students in years 1 & 2 of the HND Contemporary Art Practice course.

As well as individual spaces the studio is also equipped with networked iMac computers and personal lockable storage. Having their own spaces means that students can take ownership of the studio allowing them to carry out sustained research, development and production.

As well as the new studio students continue to have access to specialist studios and workshops including; flexible and well lit life drawing and drawing & painting studio and specialist workshops for wood and metal production.

Visiting Artists: Dean Hughes

Students and staff at would like to thank Dean Hughes for providing an insight into his practice as a contemporary artist. Dean presented and discussed a range of work dating from his early years at Chelsea College of Art & Design in 1993 right up to his most recent body of work which was recently acquired by the Saatchi Gallery.

Dean utalises the language and media of the every day to bring fresh perspective to our often unnoticed daily routines. From the re-embroidery of London bus seats through the re-hydration of waterless puddles to the re-interpretation of the fundamentals of the pre-paperless office using A4 paper, hole punch and staplers he quietly and skillfully intervenes into pre-existing givens.

Dean will be returning to Edinburgh’s Telford College in the new year in his capacity as head of the Intermedia dept at Edinburgh College of Art to talk to HN CAP students about the Intermedia degree programme.