BA Fine Art

Talking of graduation, I think it’s a really interesting time for me in terms of my practice. My practice towards the end of my degree questioned the role of higher education in society; I wondered how my life would change once I was Rachel Fenwick with a BA in Fine Art. Did I enter the cultural middle classes as I proposed I would?- I can’t say I feel cultural middle class, living in my caravan home whilst I work in the lake district- but I do listen to BBC 6 music now – so maybe I have changed a bit?

One thing that has stayed with me from Grayson Perry’s television series is when he suggested: “Of all the objects in Susan’s house it was her daughter’s graduation photos that unlocked for me the themes of class, taste and social mobility.” It seems crazy now to say that I too have one of these official graduate photographs. And as I pass this photograph on to sit in my grandma’s home amongst her beloved figurines how does this now reflect on my life? This is something I haven’t quite figured out yet, but it’s something I’m considering thinking about to make some new work. Rest assured my grandma is very proud! Once she’s got a frame sorted I’ll be sure to upload a photo!

I did it!

After a long summer of hard work, mixed with a lot of relaxation and adventures, I’m finally getting round to a bit of blogging. Thankfully I’m all up to date on the making process of what was my fabulous degree show piece, however I never did upload the photographs showing my completed exhibition piece: The Fenwick Collection. I’m extremely proud of the exhibition, not only proud of myself; after all the heart ache that went into the piece, but also the rest of NTU Fine Art 2014 who put on an excellent degree show. We had a fantastic time celebrating afterwards, and I can now say I’m officially a Nottingham Trent University Fine Art Graduate! Looking through my blog over the last 3 years you can see the ups and downs of this testing course, but I’m extremely happy to say that I graduated with a 2.1!