26th March 2003

 

ART GRADUATES RETURN TO GREESTONE

Photograph available on request

 

Former students from the Lincoln School of Art and Design are returning to the Greestone Building to exhibit their work in the gallery.

 

Two years after graduating in Fine Art, the three former students - John Cameron (22), Jodie White (25) and Tom Walker (23) - have returned to display their work in the school’s Greestone Gallery.

 

Tom will act as the curator for the exhibition which will involve a combination of John and Jodie’s work.  

 

John makes paintings from bright, colourful everyday synthetic materials such as balloons and pins. 

 

“I like to challenge assumptions of what painting is,” said John.

 

Jodie tends to work with domestic objects, creating strange, illusory hybrids.

 

“I intervene and re-present every object to manipulate how the viewer may read them,” said Jodie.

 

Since graduating, John from Cowdenbeath, Fife, has been completing his study with a postgraduate programme at Goldsmiths College, University of London whilst Jodie from Stevenage and Tom from Lincoln have been pursuing their own practices. 

 

A piece of Tom’s work was recently shortlisted for the national Pizza Express drawing prize.

 

“We have always maintained a good relationship with our students both during and after their courses,” said Medina Hammad, Fine Art course co-ordinator.  “We are flattered and delighted that these students have decided to show their work at our gallery.

 

“They have also agreed to give talks to our current students on the life after university and their own practices.”

 

All are welcome to attend the exhibition which will be displayed at the Greestone Gallery on Lindum Road until 25th April, 9.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.

 

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