Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Fund raising auction to aid Fine Art Exhibitions

Artwork from prestigious artists such as Maggi Hambling, Tessa Newcomb, Simon Carter, and Eamonn McCabe, will be going under the hammer during a Fine Art Auction at UCS which aims to raise funds for a student Degree Show and an exhibition to be held during the world renowned Aldeburgh Festival|.
The fundraising auction, organised by BA (Hons) Fine Art| students, will provide the local community with a unique opportunity to bid for donated artwork from distinguished artists and the works of UCS staff and students. James Neal, from Neals of Woodbridge, will conduct the auction at the UCS Waterfront Building| on Wednesday 6 March at 7pm.
Valerie Jones, Fine Art student at UCS, said: “Whilst organising this auction, we have discovered that there is more to a Fine Art Course than just painting - publicity, computer skills and plain hard work. But it's brought us together as a group and I think we're all looking forward to a successful and fun outcome.”

On the night of the auction, David Baldry, Head of Fine Art at UCS,| will announce plans for both the Degree Show- a culmination of three years work for graduating students, and SNIP- the official partnering exhibition of SNAP| which was launched in 2011 as part of the Aldeburgh Festival’s visual arts programme.
David said: “SNIP is an opportunity for students as early career artists to work alongside leading international artists including Abigail Laine, Sarah Lucas, Glen Brown, Jurgen Teller and Maggi Hambling as well as critics via a selected and professionally curated exhibition.”

“As well as exhibiting, one student will participate in a panel debate alongside SNAP artists whilst others will support SNAP artist install work. The Degree Show is a celebration of everything our students have achieved during three years of full-time study.”

Funds raised from the auction will go towards the presentation of both exhibitions.

All artwork to be auctioned will be able to be viewed from 2pm on Monday 4 March in the UCS Waterfront Building Foyer. The fundraising auction is to be held on Wednesday 6 March, starting at 7pm with drinks from 6pm.

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