So What of the Future – BA/MA Fine Art Degree Show 2017
  • Time: 11:00 - 18:00
  • Date: Friday 16 June 2017 - Friday 23 June 2017
  • Location: School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, University Road, University of Leeds
  • Interval: Every day
  • Cost: Free event
  • Type: Exhibitions
  • Open to: General public
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Join us for this year's Fine Art Degree Show where 34 artists will exhibit a broad range of art practice, including film, painting, print, installation, sculpture and textiles.

Graduating into a world of post-truth politics, where the meaning and context of the art school is being reconfigured and where arts education and funding is under threat, 34 artists question ‘so what of the future’ through a range of diverse practices.

The title reflects on the wider context of imminent social and political changes, combined with the personal considerations of each artist progressing from the catalyst of the degree show towards a new beginning.

Asking ‘so what?’ of this current climate, whilst being aware of the uncertainty surrounding it, these artists consider the role of their own practices through a variety of outcomes that intend to intrigue, question and excite.

A private view for So What of the Future takes place on the evening of 15 June, where the Degree Show will be formally opened by alumna Ingrid Roscoe, Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire (BA Fine and Decorative Arts; PhD) at 6.45pm.

The Show is then open to the public from 16 to 23 June (daily from 11am to 6pm).

See the event webpage for more information.