MA Creative Practice show a stunning success

13 October 2017

Leeds Arts University held a hugely successful launch of the MA Creative Practice end of year show.

The exhibition, entitled RE:MASTERED, is a diverse and stunning collection of work by 17 artists, displayed at Blenheim Walk. Course leader Dr Sam Broadhead said: “The graduating students have demonstrated their ability to mature into confident and articulate artists, designers and craftspeople who can engage thoughtfully with others.”

Many of the artists have already won competitions with their work or have been featured in exhibitions and conferences across the country.

They include John Arnison, Callum Badger, Ann Barrass, Paul Bramley, Pamela Briggs, Ross Clayton, Malcolm Davies, Melanie Dewey, Larissa Drozd, Bobbi-Rae Gastall, Paula Hickey, Ali Hutchinson, Hana Lait, Will Norman, Ross Reynolds, Carol Sowden and Susan Wright.

The exhibition takes place between 13-27 October. To arrange a visit to RE:MASTERED, contact Dr Catriona McAra, University Curator, at or call 0113 202 8000.

Discover more about the RE:MASTERED exhibition through our informal artists' talks. Each artist will explain more about their work and techniques and answer any questions you may have.

Artists' talks: Thursday 19 October 2017, 5-7pm
Blenheim Walk building, Leeds Arts University, LS2 9AQ
Booking not required

Susan Wright: Changing narratives
As an experimental printmaker, Susan will discuss how processes of repetition, erasure and recycling affect the transformation of texts found in the landscape and can be used to develop three dimensional printed works.
Ann Barrass
Ann will discuss the influence of the everyday and the urban environment on her printmaking. She’ll talk about the etching process and there will be an opportunity to see some of the copper plates she used to produce the work she’s exhibiting.

Mel Dewey
Artist photographer based in Leeds. Mel intends to take you on a reflective journey as she discusses her photographic series titled ‘A Different World, based around the pop-up environments of fairgrounds. Mel will also discuss how research and serendipity have informed her analogue processes using film and a collection of lo-fi cameras.
Pamela Briggs
Pamela will outline her journey from traditional Icon Painting to Geometric Abstraction, how historical pattern influences her current practice of contemplative and playful installations, and the purpose of her interactive maquettes.

Artists' talks: Thursday 26 October 2017, 5-6:30pm
Blenheim Walk building, Leeds Arts University, LS2 9AQ
Booking not required

Carol Sowden & Paula Hickey
Carol and Paula will discuss how natural phenomena and material exploration are central to both their practices. Carol will talk about the versatility in her making, influenced by childhood play, and how the harnessing and observation of ephemeral materials drive her process. Paula will talk about how a fascination with liveliness and agency of matter emerged during the course of her MA studies and became integral to her process.

Ali Hutchison
The imperatives of materiality and spirituality on a pilgrim creative-practice-journey will be explored as Ali describes the creation of The Jesus Doors and Sculptures and their reception in both ecclesiastical and secular contexts during 2017.
Please arrive at 5pm for a 5.15 start.