Simmer ― BA Fine Art Degree E-vent 2020

Amidst global limbo, 63 artists graduating from the University of Leeds present Simmer: the BA Fine Art Degree E-vent for 2020.

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We are existing in a supressed state, a constant fear of going over the edge.

Overwhelmed by the existential and the mundane.

A never-ending condition which must be negotiated.

Release is only temporary.

We return to the calm.

It allows us to reach for air and become submerged again and again.

Beyond, within, against.

It builds.

The pressure of heat.

The whisper of thought.

The intention.

A meaning. An interpretation.

The feeling. Belief. Balance. Conclusion.

The world resides on a hinge.

We must feel, play, push, face, build, wear, stamp, destroy it ourselves.

Momentum never stops.

There is no answer, movement or solution.

It is agitated.

Let it rise to the surface. Show itself to the world in a state of disposition.

Let it rest, burn, destroy, simmer.


Freyja Appleyard-Keeling • Eliza Arron-Unsworth  • Daisy Baker • Abigail Barker • Grace • Benita • Ruby Blanchard • Jodie Bright • Daniel Cole • George Crane • Meri Croft • Farah Dailami • Georgina Davis • Imogen Dawe • Louisa Dee • Emily Dodd-Noble • Milo Draco • Suzanna Easton • Talia Ellis-Gilmour • Bethany Foster-Eardley • Sophie Gottlieb • Ashleigh Harrison • Molly Higgins • Emily Hoey • Zoe Hollands • Phoebe Hoyland • Ashleigh Jerman • Henry Johashen • Gemma Jones • Poppy Jones-Little • Nada Khouri • Esen Kilic • Kathleen Lagan • Sarah Larby • Sophie Law • Abigail Lence • Henry McAlpine • Georgina Montague • Marnie Moody • Catherine Morgan • Amy Myhill • Sasha Napoli • Jenna Pajunen • Fevronia Petrou • Ruby Richards • Olivia Russell • Jessica Sache • Olivia Savage • Elizabeth Scoffin • Shruti Shah • Victoria Shaw • Erin Shields • Nikolai Sollohub • Charles Steele • Georgie Strauss • Lily Thomson • Madeline Travers • Joe Travis • Caitlin Vann • Alice Waites • Natalie Whitney • Hannah Woodward • Sonia Yousefi Azimi • Stefani Zinonos


5 to 20 June 2020
VIP Viewing Party: 6pm, 4 June 2020

It will be possible to access the simmer online platform for the foreseeable future, following the formal end of the degree show on 20 June.


Due to the covid-19 pandemic, the construction of a physical exhibition has understandably not been an option this year.

Refusing to accept defeat, the students have risen to the challenge and have collaboratively created a Digital ‘E-vent’ upon which to showcase their work.

Opening to the public on Friday 5 June, Simmer is a digital door into a contemporary art renaissance. It joins the first wave of physical digital degree shows moving to virtual platforms; a movement the students are calling ‘Cyber Shows’.

The online platform will be accessible here from via a portal on the students’ Simmer website.

It will showcase a range of work, in addition to e-vents and interviews hosted by students.

Simmer Sundays

Every Sunday, a new artist interview will be shared on the Simmer YouTube account and Instagram’s IGTV, as a teaser to promote not only the upcoming degree show but also all the amazing work of final year BA Fine Art students.

Find our more about Simmer Sundays here.

Find out more about the final year BA Fine Art students’ work and emerging plans in the lead up to Simmer in this news story.


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Keep an eye on the Simmer social media channels for more details about online events and artists' work.