New art exhibition showcases Graduates work

Posted on 19 September 2012
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One of the works on display - CROWZ by Hugh Williams, fine art graduate from University of Wales: Trinity Saint David. Photo: Jo Marriot

Graduate, a new exhibition commissioned by the Wales Millennium Centre (WMC) is showcasing some of the best works in contemporary art by Graduates from Universities across Wales.

Curated by the internationally acknowledged Welsh artist Peter Finnemore, it will exhibit 55 works by 35 graduates from nine Universities across Wales.

Displayed throughout the building in Cardiff Bay, this selection focuses on a range of artwork and media, designed to interact with the building and the audience including installation, 2D and video works.

The exhibition showcases not only the talent and creativity of the graduates but also highlights the personal insight, opinion and interpretation of the curator.

Peter Finnemore has lectured, curated and exhibited works across the world. His studies in the visual arts started at the Dyfed College of Art in Carmarthen where he completed the Foundation Art Certificate course. He then went on to study at the Glasgow School of Art and finally completed a Masters of Fine Art at University of Michigan, USA.

Speaking about the visual arts in Wales, Peter Finnemore said:

"Viewing the Arts Degree shows throughout Wales was a rewarding experience which gave insight into the range, intelligence and quality of the visual arts produced within the nation. The visual arts are a plurality of different Medias and traditions; this is reflected within the broad range of applied and fine art courses on offer in Wales".

Works will be exhibited by graduates from Aberystwyth University, Bridgend College, University of Wales: Trinity Saint David, Coleg Sir Gar, University of Glamorgan, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Swansea Metropolitan University and University of Wales, Newport.

The opening of Graduate took place on the 7th Sept and the exhibition can be seen for free around Wales Millennium Centre until the 25th November.

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 For further information about the exhibition, please visit: www.wmc.org.uk

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