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The Future of Art

You’ll find plenty of budding Hepworths and Hockenys at the Newcastle University Fine Art Graduate Class of 2020 showcase.

2020? Of course! This is the first time Newcastle University BA Fine Art graduates have had to display their final degree work (something to do with a pandemic). And what a knockout show it looks to be with a diverse set of contemporary voices exhibiting their wares, including painting (such as Bel McSweeny’s ‘Untitled’ – pictured), sculpture, installation, performance and new media. The show also includes work made since graduation, which is the kind of Brucie Bonus I can really get behind. Professor Venda Louise Pollock, Dean of Culture & Creative Arts at Newcastle University: “Not only are we immensely proud of their achievements, this is a moment also to acknowledge their perseverance, commitment and care for one another during the most difficult of times.” RM

Under One Roof, 14 May-19 June, Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle. greatnorthmuseum.org.uk