Visiting Artist: Jonathan Owen Jonathan Owen Talking to HN2 Student in studio

Friday was the second in our current series of artists talks. The students and the team would like to thank Jonathan Owen who gave an informative insight into his practice over the last 10 years.

Originally from Liverpool Jonathan studied Fine Art at Leeds Metropolitan University before moving to Edinburgh where he graduated from Edinburgh College of Art’s Master of Fine Art program.

Economy is very important within his work, reducing his subject and examining essential qualities, which at the same time as focusing his intent expand the possible meaning for the viewer. In recent work Jonathan develops questions around his own pre-occupation of suburbia and notions of class.

Jonathan is currently showing at Doggerfisher, Edinburgh along with Claire Barclay, Sara Barker, Neil Clements, Sally Osborn, Jonathan Owen and Albrecht Schäfer

Exhibition runs until 26th April 2008.

Telford students offered 2 Year Degree at Cumbria University

Congratulations to the 8 HN students who attended interviews at Cumbria University and who were all offered direct entry to the 2nd year of the prestigeous Fine Art Degree course. All the students are delighted to be offered the opportunity to complete their degree in just 2 years on a course that is “been recognised as one of the leading courses of its kind nationally since 1997”

This is a real endorsment of both the students and the HND course offered by the Fine Art team at Telford and we are delighted that everybody’s efforts have been recognised.


Happy Birthday !!!!!!!!

It’s our birthday !!!!!!

Exactly one year ago today we launched ourselves into the blogosphere.

Our intention was to provide information on the innovative Contemporary Art Practice course at Edinburgh’s Telford college. However in a short space of time we became one of, if not the most viewed contemporary art, educational blogs on the internet with over 34ooo hits to date.

Over the past year we have provided our readers with all sorts of fascinating information on contemporary art and artists in our “Fact of the Day” feature as well as links to web based resources and news and reviews of major contemporary art exhibitions and events.

In the coming year we intend to continue our ground breaking work and develop a range of new contemporary art ETC… features and resources.

Watch out for:

the contemporary art ETC… video channel, featuring student work and interviews with visiting artists

the improved contemporary art ETC… Flickr page

In the meantime let us thank all our readers and supporters who have contributed over the past year and without whom we would have perished in the depths of cyberspace.

You know who you are and we love you all.


**If you have any comments, requests or would like to contribute to the Blog please let us know.

Visiting Artist: Louisa Preston

Louisa Preston Artist Talk Louisa Preston Louisa Preston

Friday saw the beginning of our series of talks by visiting artists.

The 1st talk was given by Dundee based artist Louisa Preston who made an excellent presentation of her work, influences and inspiration.

After a number of years of professional practice has returned to education and is currently studying for a Master of Fine Art Degree at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art.

The student and staff would like to thank Louisa and we look forward to attending her Masters exhibition later this year.

The series continues later this month with Jonathan Owen, Scott Laverie and Steve Dale.

Fine Art Etc… Blog Launched

The Fine Art Team at Edinburgh’s Telford College are delighted to announce the launch of our new Blogging adventure designed to give you up to the minute information on all our courses, facilities, student activity, news and reviews.

Is the new home of all things Fine Art at ETC (edinburgh’s telford college).

On our new site you will find information on:

Courses / Progression routes / Staff / on-line Gallery / Facilities / Portfolio / Edinburgh City

as well as links to:

Edinburgh’s Telford College / Application Forms / Student email.

So why not click the link, have a look and be inspired !!!!!!