Thursday, 20 December 2012
The work of two recent Fine Art graduates from the University of Worcester has been selected for a major exhibition in Birmingham.
Graduates Stuart Layton and Herdi Ali Kardi have been chosen to exhibit their work in the 2013 Graduate Exhibition part of the New Art West Midlands project.
The multi-sited exhibition in Birmingham next year is designed to show high quality and innovation in the work of the best visual arts talents in the region.
The photographs of Herdi and the film works of Stuart stood out from all exhibition entries and will be shown amongst the work of 20 more artists from the region. To recognise the hard work and talent, Stuart also is one of the four graduates who will be awarded a bursary and will exhibit his work at Grand Union, Birmingham.
A prestigious panel consisting of Jeremy Millar, Artist and Tutor in Art Criticism at the Royal College of Art, Lynda Morris, Chair of Curation and Art History at Norwich University College of the Arts and Keith Piper, Artist and Programme Leader of MA Fine Art, Middlesex University shortlisted the exhibition finalists.
The exhibition dates and venues are as follows: Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, 15th February to 19th May 2013, The Barber Institute from 8th March to 19th May 2013 and Grand Union, 15th February to 9th March 2013
Turning Point Wet Midlands launched the project to support and promote the best of the regionís emerging artists in partnership with Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, New Art Gallery Walsall, The National Trust, New Library Birmingham, University of Worcester, Eastside Projects, Grand Union and Writing West Midlands,