Scratching [at] the Surface – exhibition

Based on a unity of uncertainty circling their practices, a group of eight students from the University of Leeds are bought together by a want to expand skillsets and practices.

From their starting point ‘working at the edge’, their exhibition Scratching [at] the Surface is a response to their initial task, showcasing each artists’ development as emerging artists.

Each work in the exhibition is unique to each artist but is affixed to one another through a desire of pushing processes and techniques to discover an individual goal.


Shoni Aston 
Tayne Ashwell 
Jess Billingham 
Louie de Silva 
Zuzanna Gers 
Jake Harris 
Amy Jamieson 
Summer Tait 


Orange Studio (2.02)
School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies
University Road
University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT

Opening times

Private view: Tuesday 7 May,17:00-1900
Open to the public: Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9 May, 12-16:00 

More information

Scratching [at] the Surface is one of a number exhibitions of work by our first year fine art students, taking place across Leeds this month as part of Making work and making audiences 2024.

Full exhibition programme.


Image courtesy of the artists.