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Exhibition by Nick Dietrich 

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Exhibition by Nick Dietrich at the Parlour Showrooms opening Friday 24th May at 6pm and runs until 28th May.31/31a College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TB All welcome

CFPR Exhibit at Multiplied  

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UWE's Dr Paul Laidler has curated an exhibition of fine art print editions based on his research at the Centre for Fine Print Research that has enabled the development of a specialist print editioning practice to explore the nascent field of digital print publishing within the the Contemporary print market. Funded by the University as part of a SPURS 3 (Early Research Career Grant) to be shown at the Multiplied Contemporary Art in Editions Fair, Christie’s, 85 Old Brompton Road, London, 12-15 October 2012.  The exhibition will include new works by staff from the department of Creative Industries including Arthur Buxton, Richard Falle, Roy Voss and Peter Walters.


Multiplied 2012 features a carefully curated selection of forty-one contemporary galleries from around the world.  Amongst this year's exhibitors are leading tertiary fine art print facilities, The LeRoy Neiman Centre for Print Studies, Columbia University New York, and UWE's Centre for Fine Print Research.

Creative Industries Degree Show 2012 

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Diptych: a collaboration 

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The next exhibition in the F Block Gallery at Bower Ashton is an intriguing proposition and not to be missed!

Two artists, one from UWE and one from the Spike Print Studio (SPS), chose a theme. Then ten artists from UWE were paired, randomly, with ten artists from the SPS and tasked with collaborating to produce ten diptychs around the chosen theme. Each piece has evolved from the relationship developed between the pair of artists, each bringing their own creative practice and approach to the collaboration. None of the pairs knew what the others were producing.

You can see the results in the F Block Gallery from today (3 April) until Monday 16 April. There's a private view on Thursday 5 April between 17.00 and 19.00, to which UWE and Spike staff and students are invited.

A stupendous sculpture! 

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Congratulations to the selected artists exhibiting as winners of a National Open Competition (NOC) at Motorcade/Flash Parade on Philip Street in Bedminster between 8-18 December. UWE Fine Art student Julie Coltman is showing her sculpture Familia (right), made from found materials including cardboard, industrial packaging, wood and tape. She describes it as "fragile, yet strong. It is changed somewhat each time it's installed so it's ever evolving."

The NOC was judged by artists including S. Mark Gubb, Cathy Lomax and Mandy Ure.

UPDATE: On a stormy night in Bedminster First Prize was awarded to UWE student Dan Just for his video work The Day Wayne Lloyd Told Me I Was Shit At Painting. That's an honest, if painful, title for a piece of work! Zanne Andrea, a recent UWE graduate, took Third Prize for A Clip, A Soundbite, A Lie. Zanne blogged her experience of completing her degree, which you can read here.
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