News / 05 Mar 2024

Fine Art students to show work at Ones to Watch exhibition at Sunny Bank Mills

BA (Hons) Fine Art

Two slim metal sculptures, each with pools of scrap fabric at the base of them

'Trousers pulled down too hard (in a rush)' by Erika Pearse, BA (Hons) Fine Art

A yellow sculpture of a retro telephone. The telephone has black markings like a leopard, and the phone is sitting on a white lace doily

'Y'ello' by Lauren L'Anson, BA (Hons) Fine Art

Two pipe segments are suspended seperatly by two black metal frames. Neither of the pipes are connected

'Shitpipes' by Bex Blaney, BA (Hons) Fine Art

Realistic painting of a wall with a window. Outside of the window is an old industrial building with grand looking windows

Seelena Corsellis, BA (Hons) Fine Art

Painting of a woman's torso and crotch - her legs are open and she has half an orange in front of her crotch, suggesting the shape of her vulva beneath

'fuck! I didn't take my pre-natal vitamins' by Rosalie Bailey, BA (Hons) Fine Art

Six BA (Hons) Fine Art students will show their work at the Ones to Watch exhibition at Sunny Bank Mills.

The Ones to Watch exhibition is an opportunity to exhibit in a professional, established independent gallery with extensive social media and website coverage and thousands of visitors annually. It was featured in The Times in 2020 as one of the few galleries to have a live exhibition supporting graduate artists when many degree shows were virtual or cancelled.

Students selected for the exhibition are:

  • Erika Pearse

  • Bex Blaney

  • Evie Wilson

  • Selena Corsellis

  • Lauran I'Anson

  • Rosaline Bailey

Students have the opportunity to meet and network with other artists from across the region, and support on how to present, price and sell their work commercially.

The exhibition will take place from Saturday 2 March to Sunday 21 April 2024 at Sunny Bank Mills, Farsley.

"I'm thrilled to be selected for such an exciting exhibition. This is a great opportunity to have my work on display to the public and to have the exposure to the curators and judges of Ones to Watch 2024. LAU have provided me with the knowledge and skills required to make my work and to develop and understand my practice as as emerging artist."

Bex Blayney, BA (Hons) Fine Art

"I feel surprised and grateful to have been selected for the 'Ones to Watch' exhibition. The opportunity to showcase my painting to the public is invaluable. I can feel an excitement in myself that the work I am producing is reflecting the time and emotion poured into it. The freedom I have been granted at LAU has without a doubt propelled my practice to a new level. To be trusted by my tutors has impacted the quality of my work greatly."

Rosaline Bailey, BA (Hons) Fine Art

"Being selected provided a lovely feeling of my work being valued, as well as the challenges that got me to produce the work. Being at Leeds Arts University did open me up to being selected, without the positive encouragement from the University, I wouldn't have submitted at all as I'd still be thinking that my work isn't ready yet, but there's no harm in trying, which lead me to find out people like my work, whether even if it is at the beginning of my journey."

Lauren L'Anson, BA (Hons) Fine Art

"Being selected for the Ones to Watch exhibition was so exciting. Being able to show my work to the people local to me and to connect with other very talented artists was such a wonderful experience. Exhibitions are a great form of making connections and furthering your career and this one has been so successful. After studying at Leeds Arts for almost 5 years, including my time on the Extended Diploma, I can say I’ve explored opportunities and my own abilities I wouldn’t have experienced otherwise."

Evie Wilson, BA (Hons) Fine Art

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