School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies
University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT
Open daily from 16 to 23 June, 11am-6pm
Opening night: Thursday 15 June, 6pm-9pm
Graduating into a world of post-truth politics, where the meaning and context of the art school is being reconfigured and where arts education and funding is under threat, 34 artists question ‘so what of the future’ through a range of diverse practices.
The title reflects on the wider context of imminent social and political changes, combined with the personal considerations of each artist progressing from the catalyst of the degree show towards a new beginning. Asking ‘so what?’ of this current climate, whilst being aware of the uncertainty surrounding it, these artists consider the role of their own practices through a variety of outcomes that intend to intrigue, question and excite.
Sophie Alliott / Maria Baker / Madeleine Barratt / Genevieve Barton / Miranda Carins/ Zoë Carlon / Polly Cornthwaite / Beth Dalton & Toby Jones / Olivia Donald / Alex Elson / Fatima Faisal / Isabella Fletcher / Fiona Fraser / Joseph Grahame / Pip Hibbert / Kate Hodgson / Olivia Jarvis / Lee Kay-Barry / Grace Kelly / Olivia Loker / Liberty Maher / Susanna McAlpine / Costandinos Michaelides / Louis Pawlett / Suki Penrose Britton / Simon Stirling / Eleanor Szydłowska / Georgia Taylor Aguilar / Benjamin Warner / Oliver Wheeldon / Megan Willis / Zhuoran Zhang
So What of the Future will be the first of our Degree Shows to take place in the School’s new premises, located at the heart of campus on University Road, making use of our light, open studios and versatile exhibition spaces. The exhibition covers four floors: from the entrance hall, to Project Space on the first floor (next to the Student Common Room) and our studios on the second and third floors.