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Masters Degree Show

Mycelium: Up-and-coming student artists show their work

Published on: 18 August 2022

Mycelium is the summer show of Newcastle University’s post-graduate artists.

Freedom and rigour

Displaying throughout the Fine Art studios and the Hatton Gallery, the exhibition brings together a wide range of disciplines, materials, and individual responses from both mid-point and graduating artists on the MFA and PhD programmes.

Visitors can experience the best emerging practices from one of the UK’s leading art schools. Painting, drawing, sculpture, weaving, film, performance, sound works, abstract contemplations, political satire, and more, are all showcased, celebrating the freedoms, rigour, and achievements of 25 artists who have persevered, questioned, and risen to new challenges.

Discussing her work, Raphaella Davies said: “There are lots of visceral connections with my work and I’m interested in bodily autonomy from a wider feminist perspective.”

Fellow exhibitor Katie Houser said: “The process has been extremely rewarding and I’m excited to show what I’ve made.”

Professor Richard Talbot who supervises the Masters of Fine Art programme said: “I am so proud and impressed by what each individual student has achieved and how they have all grown as artists and as individuals."

Mycelium is on show the Hatton Gallery and Newcastle University Fine Art Department. It is free to visit and can be viewed between 10am and 5pm, Monday to Saturday from 20th August until Sunday 4th September.

Press release adapted with thanks to MFA students


Art by Andrew Parr

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