Described by Dean Clough as “A genuinely impressive selection of graduation work from students at Calderdale College that ranges from representative painting and photography to mixed media and assemblage.” Degrees of Vision: Link opened on Saturday 19th June 2010, and will continue until 18th July. It is open from 10am – 5pm, 7 days a week.
Visual arts graduates hold first gallery exhibition at Dean Clough
Only a week after holding their final degree show, Visual Arts Graduates from Calderdale College and Leeds Metropolitan University opened their group exhibition ‘Degrees of Vision: Link’ at Dean Clough Galleries in Halifax. This is the first time that an exhibition of Calderdale College graduates’ work has been held at Dean Clough. The exhibition opened on 19th June and will run for a month.
The exhibition, described by Dean Clough as ‘a genuinely impressive selection’, includes painting, photography, ceramics, textiles, sculpture, assemblage and found objects. With work ranging from abstract to highly figurative, themes cover issues such as the everyday, identity, space, and collecting. Dean Clough has opened up a new temporary exhibitions space especially to accommodate this show.
“I’m genuinely impressed by the quality of the work”, said Vic Allen, Arts Co-ordinator at Dean Clough. “This is one of the best student shows we’ve had.”
“It’s a fantastic opportunity for us,” said Carole Kirk, one of the artists. “As a new arts graduate it can be difficult to get your first gallery exhibition, and it is great to see a gallery like Dean Clough supporting local emerging artists in this way.”
And it seems they have plans to continue exhibiting together. “We’ve got an exhibition opening at Bankfield Museum in September,” said Roo Waterhouse who is exhibiting a life-size oil painting of her Mum’s cupboard, complete with doors.