Stirling’s Online Art Exhibition: Meet the artists

The University of Stirling Art and Design Degree Show 2020 is being displayed online through their website until January 31.

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Eight Stirling students are displaying their artwork through an online exhibition this year.

“Unconstrained by the bounds of a single exhibition space”, the website reads, “this year our work can be viewed online whenever and wherever you are.

“Here we celebrate and share the culmination of four years exploration of creative practice and research.”

While their exhibition is now live on the website, viewers have also taken interest in the ‘artist takeovers’ on their Instagram page. Every day this week, a different BA(Hon) Art and Design student was given the opportunity to exhibit their work on social media.

All eight students have now revealed their creations. Here is our overview of the artists’ extraordinary application, progression and talent.


Tina Minal

“I am a multidisciplinary artist. My artworks depict human behaviours and emotions using a range of mediums and techniques. The work in this exhibition explores the human connection and attachment to objects and our relationship to consumerism.”

Don’t Judge

Explores “the concept of how others judge us by what and how we look”.

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Mixed bag

“This artwork is based on the objects we hoard that have memories”.

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Untitled

“I experimented with the objects through several sculptural processes and colour”.

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Jacqueline Scorgie

“My work explores decorative applications and abstract shapes and forms. I love experimentation and pushing a range of media to their limits. The intention of my work is to capture visually intriguing patterns, sculptures and textures.”

“Here are some super close-ups of some of the pieces from the exhibition”.

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“First exploration of abstract textures with the theme of fracking and the environment”.

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“I created 100 variations of glaze applications which I have experimented with, played with and devised.”

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Tracy McMenemy

“My work for this exhibition addresses personal and societal attitudes to male grief. Trained as a photographer, I use the medium of photography and video to explore the internal life of my subjects.”

Untitled

“This artwork was made in response to the brief ‘Non-Place'”.

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Lockdown

“Photo inspired by the Lockdown.”

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Grief

“In this work, I created a pre-arranged set up which the subject had to spontaneously respond to and try to find his balance.”

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Brian Main

“I’m a multidisciplinary artist based near Glasgow who specialises in deconstructing the human form in abstract figurative artworks. My art is influenced by my experiences of living on the autism spectrum and often my art includes references to my own sensory issues.”

“The idea for this project came from my own issues of being isolated through living on the autism spectrum and feeling an inability to perform efficiently in social situations.”

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Brian used, “a variety of colours, shapes and details to make the artworks have a tangible texture that you can feel through viewing them.”

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“I have often used artwork as an easier way of communicating my emotions and showing my own perspectives through art.”

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Amanda-Jane Wood

“I am an upcoming minimalist/abstract artist. I do also enjoy the great outdoors as well as eating cake!”

Moinod

“These works were made following research into the theme of quantum probability and improbability through the methods of minimalism and abstraction.”

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Moinod

“I have used the domino to represent this chosen subject due to my own experience of the theory through playing the small strategy game.”

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Untitled

“The inspiration was science and maths that comes from our planet. The hexagon and gravity were my representational references to work from”.

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Kris Middleton

“I’m an illustrator and comic artist. I work freelance doing educational comics for kids and I’m an aspiring horror artist. Which is quite a conflict of interest, I know, but I love being able to jump between different themes.”

“Pen studies of the creature in the game Darkest Dungeon. I absolutely love thick linework and black blocked out shading”.

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“Just a happy little gentleman. He just got his braces off and wants to show off that award winning smile!”

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“Monophobia is the fear of isolation. I, like many others, have known nothing but isolation for going on a year now”.

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Jemma Baillie

“Over the last nine years, I have been focusing on creating artworks to raise awareness of worldwide issues such as FGM, child marriage and the refugee crisis. My aim through creating these artworks is to highlight issues which are normally ignored in hope of make a difference. I strive to convey messages through multiple forms, re-telling the stories of often hidden voices.”

FGM diaries

“A diary compiling real stories of people’s experiences of FGM.”

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Untitled

“130 slits to represent the 130 million in the world who have underwent FGM”.

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Seeking Refuge

“This work focuses on children who come to the UK as refugees. Many are separated from their families, unable to be reunited with them due to UK law.”

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Gerry McCluskey

“I returned to further education after a 30+ year career in the graphics industry. I saw a lot of changes over those years, not the least of which was the transition from traditional to digital methods. As a result, my working practice involves a blend of both and covers illustration, graphic design and more recently some three-dimensional elements as well.”

New York Deadline

“My design for a (coincidentally) pandemic-themed survival horror boardgame featuring a unique playing board and tile-based movement system.”

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Anxiety Cubed

Too many problems can make us “feel like we are trapped in a maze with no way out.”

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LEGENDARIUM

“The theme of this game is classical Greek mythology with emphasis on the legendary creatures of that mythos.”

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Featured image credit: Tina Minal

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