'Make, unmake, remake' - Claire Crompton

South West creative entrepreneurs Showcase Off the Beaten Track

'Make, unmake, remake' - Claire Crompton

The South West’s emerging creative entrepreneurs are putting the finishing touches to an exclusive preview of their postgraduate work at the Devonport Guildhall in Plymouth this month.

'Message in a bauble' - Gabby Nevis

Between Friday, May 28 and Wednesday, June 2, participants of the Masters in Entrepreneurship for Creative Practice at Plymouth College of Art will showcase work for the first time in their Interim Show Off the Beaten Track.

The MA’s programme leader, Alastair Fuad-Luke told Arts+Culture: “This exhibition will be a chance for the public to see the first cohort of this exciting new postgraduate course and their embryonic works which are probing new directions in their creative practice.

'Potentiality' - Richard Wood

“We hope everyone will enjoy coming along to this great venue to enjoy a relaxed and buzzy atmosphere while being inspired by the playful, thoughtful works that gently ‘re-tune’ our awareness.”

Students on the Masters Programme have taken off by sharing ideas and collaborating throughout the course. One particular highlight for student Dominique Mitchell was successfully selling her Up-cycled shoes to the regional SW market.

Students from Plymouth and the wider South West region include creative practitioners from diverse backgrounds such as Fine Art, Applied Art, Knitwear design, Ceramics, Jewellery, Metalwork and Landscape Architecture, amongst others.

Lynne Staley-Brookes, principal at Plymouth College of Art, said: “As the first cohort of Masters students celebrate their work at this show, we are delighted the College continues to offer such transition and positive encouragement for individuals working in the Creative Industries in the South West.”

There will also be a chance to see work exhibited at the Devonport Guildhall show and find out more about the Masters Programme during the College’s Degree Show at two special Open Evenings. These will take place on Tuesday, June 29 and Thursday, July 1, 6.30-8pm. Email Alastair Fuad-Luke to register afuadluke@plymouthart.ac.uk.

For more information about the Masters Programme visit the Plymouth College of Art site or telephone 01752 203434.

(from a press release)
(Images, from the top: Make, Unmake, Remake by Claire Crompton; Message in a Bauble by Gabby Nevis; and Potentiality by Richard Wood)