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Art Editorial

rebeccareed19.jpg Arty thrills at Newcastle University
 

There are TWO exhibitions running alongside each other at Newcastle University and BOTH are worth getting excited about.

‘Simulacrum’ is the name of the MA Creative Art Practice Degree show. It’s presented by students at Culture Lab, the faculty situated at Newcastle University, which lets staff and students experiment within the world of creative digital arts through a number of cross-disciplinary projects. ‘Simulacrum’ includes students’ work that takes in installations, videos, sculptures, lights, photography, coding, sound, painting and performance. The work displayed also responds to the history, architecture and surroundings of the building the exhibition will be hosted in. Running alongside this show will be the MFA Newcastle Fine Art exhibition. Each August the MFAs take over the fine art building and fill the beautiful studio spaces that span five floors. This results in unique and often site-specific work that makes the most out of the large-scale spaces. Fourteen students from both years 1 and 2 of the course will exhibit work (including Rebecca Reed – that’s her ‘Family Apocalypse’ pictured).

Simulacrum: MA Creative Art Practice Degree Show, 24 August-30 August (opening night 23 August, 6pm), The Assembly Rooms, Culture Lab. MFA Newcastle Fine Art Exhibition, 24 August-7 September, Newcastle University Fine Art Department (opening night 23 August, 6pm. They’re also having an after-party that night at Zerox on Neville Street). ncl.ac.uk