Every year the online arts magazine Double Negative invites art schools across the North- West of England to nominate one outstanding student to feature in their article. The article aims to spotlight the region's top fine art graduates and demonstrate the artistic diversity of their creative institutions.
As a top graduate of renowned Manchester School of Art, Anna had a change to exhibit her work in this important project. Her work, made specifically for the show: Untitled 0.31_3, 44x32x18 cm, 2016 (Wood, canvas, staples, pins, plaster, resin, wax, pigment, rubber), became a centre piece, hanging from the height of over 4 meters of the stunning roof of the exhibition space.
Recognising an opportunity to celebrate this accolade, the 2016 nominees have come together to turn the review into an exhibition and represent the scope of fresh talent currently emerging into the art-world. This unifying event symbolises a punch in the air from the Northern art hubs of Carlisle, Blackpool, Preston, Manchester, Liverpool and Chester.
As a participating university, UCLan's gallery space The Hanover Project' was be the first to host the group exhibition and gave the viewer the opportunity to explore a range of disciplines including film, painting, sculpture, installation and performance.
Artists included in the exhibition were: Joe Brassington, Helena Denholm, Anna Glinkina, Elizabeth Lindley, Amy McSavaney, Stephanie Miello, Jackie Owen, Sam Pickett, Cecily Shrimpton, Jade Stowell, Steven Wilson. The exhibition is curated by UCLAN graduate, Sam Pickett.
Hanover Project is a gallery/project space within the Hanover Building at the University of Central Lancashire. It is run by staff and students on the BA(Hons) Fine Art Course. The space programmes eight exhibitions per year, four from outside of the institution and four of student projects, alongside a programme of events and performances.
The exhibitions contribute to the development of research across the school, through subject matter, discussions, presentations and networking opportunities. The activity of the gallery provides collaborative opportunities for artists and live project learning experience for students. The shows bring internationally renowned artists, curators and academics to UCLan to participate in exhibitions, conferences, talks and publications and brings members of the public to events at UCLan through previews and other events associated with the programme.