Can you let us in? — BA Fine Art Degree Show 2023
- Date: Thursday 8 June 2023, 10:00 – 18:00
- Location: Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies
- Interval: Every day
- Until: Sunday 18 June 2023
- Cost: Free
Showcasing work by 49 final year BA Fine Art students, our independently curated show encompasses painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, alongside sound, ice and moving image installations.
A play on words inspired by a regular message sent into our studio group chat whenever someone had forgotten their access card, Can you let us in? is our call out to the broader art world to help us to bridge the gap to professional practise.
Our collective experience of a turbulent time – both inside and outside the university – has amplified questions about the role of artists in society. When other crises appear to be increasingly urgent, it becomes more pertinent that we make a clear stand for arts and culture to be recognised for their importance.
As artists, many of us have responded to this uncertainty through the exploration of themes such as domesticity, social sustainability, migration, identity, femininity and techno-capitalism. Whether it has made us celebrate the mundane of everyday life or explore our complicated relationship with nature, we have found comfort and purpose in art making.
Searching for connection in a world of change, you are invited to come and see our work, through which we aim to make a little sense of the rapid changes around us. We would like our BA Fine Art Degree Show – Can you let us in? – to signal a beginning rather than an ending; a bold step forward into the unknown.
Manuela Amey • Lottie Bagshaw • Shanelle Bateman • Poppy Bates • Caitlin Burns • Matilda Calvert • Alison Chan • Ellis Chettleburgh • Ismene Chimona • Grace Conway • Leah Coxon • Poppy Critchlow • Georgia D’Silva • Imo Dunkley • Abby Glynn • Charlotte Guild • Tiegan Handley • Will Hardy • Shado Hart • Jasmine Haymes • Lauren Heap • Dalia Hodari • Molly Huxley • Saff Jarvis • Pipi-Lotta Kulla • Ellie Lawrence • Frankie Lewis • Tianna McIntosh • Tasmine Mehmi • Xristos Minas • Ella Murphy • Molly Newham • Emma O’Rourke • Anna Pallier • Gabriella Parkinson • Anya Pasternack • Ailsa Philbin • Kalisha Piper-Cheddie • Rui Santos • Darcy Simon • Harry Simons • Lottie Sims • Haleigh Smith • Izzy Spriggs • Philippa Tuffin • Evie Ward • Malako (Katriya) Webster • Scarlett Wilson • Charlotte Youles
The exhibition will be open daily from 8 to 18 June, 10am to 6pm.
School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies
University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT
See the Can you let us in? website for further details about the BA Fine Art Degree Show and the artists taking part.
Can you let us in? logo design by Tianna McIntosh. Feature image of access cards by Molly Newham.