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“This Must be the Place” – Graduates of Photoart 2013

Naomi Hall - The Biological Destinies of Clayomies

Naomi Hall – The Biological Destinies of Clayomies (source)

‘This must be the place’; a phrase we might employ upon arriving at a location we have not visited before but have been seeking. We are uncertain of our surroundings possessing only scraps of information to determine our precise location. – (Newport13)

The 2013 Graduates of Photoart have published a book and accompanying website.

The graduates are: Abigail Mills, Amelia Feeley, Amelia Marks, Cath Gerrard, Cei Gerke, Charlotte Davidson, Chris Brett, Ellie Miller, Georgina Stylianou, Harriet Argyle, James Blackledge, Jessica Hynes, Jorden Williams, Lianne Bowen, Lucy Ernest, Luke Sztymiak, Matt Colquhuon, Michael Fitzsimmons, Naomi Hall, Phillip Mair, Rhian Jones, Samantha Jones, Sara Rejaie, Stephen Duffy and Vicky Evans.

This two part publication was edited by Photoart Alumni, Matt Simmons (Graduate 2011) and designed by the fantastic Brighton based designer, Kevin Beck.


Video of the Publication:


This website can be found here (newport13.co.uk)

Josephine Sowden at the Bloomberg New Contemporaries (2013)

Josephine Sowden (graduated from The University of South Wales in 2012) has been selected for the 2013 Bloomberg New Contemporaries showing at Spike Island, Bristol.

“Bloomberg New Contemporaries has provided a national platform for fine art graduates annually since 1949…” – Spike Island

Bloomberg New Contemporaries (2013), Bristol

Josephine Sowden at The Bloomberg New Contemporaries (2013), Spike Island

With over 1500 submissions Josephine Sowden was one of only forty six recent national graduates to be selected for this show featuring the most talented emerging artists. The show opened on Friday 13th September and will run until Sunday 10th November, before touring to the ICA, London on the 27th November.

Accompanying the show is a zine style catalogue introduced by Sacha Craddock.

To find out more head over to Spike Island.

2nd Year Pontypool Exhibition Opening

Last Friday the Photo Art 2nd year’s Pontypool exhibitions opened to the public along with the accompanying publication distributed by the Free Press. There was a great turn out, speeches, buffets and a well-deserved pint at the end of a very busy week. Congrats to all those involved!


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