Saturday, 8 December 2012

NAS: Graduate exhibition 2012

The National Art School Graduate Exhibition was a eclectic mix of exceptionally good work and some not so fabulous work. The following post is just a snap-shot of the artists who really stood out for me. Enjoy.

Alex Latham

Alita Graziano

Alita Graziano

Alita Graziano

Aviva Pinkus

Bess Kenway

Bess Kenway

Bess Kenway

Bess Kenway

Bligh Twyford Moore 

Catie McLean

Ceinwen Hall

Ceinwen Hall

Charlotte Le Broque

Charlotte Lund

Charlotte Murch

Charlotte Perry

Chi-Han Cheng

Chi-Han Cheng

Elyssa Sykes Smith

Elyssa Sykes Smith

Elyssa Sykes Smith

Eve Meagher

Eve Meagher

Gemma Avery

Guy Martin (detail)

Jack Colwell

Jack Colwell

Katie Murray

Katie Murray

Kaya Clarkson

Kelley Stapleton

Kelley Stapleton

Korynn Morrison

Laura Torreblanca

Lotte Smith

Madeleine Hudson

Melanie Howard

Mevagh Clarke

Michael McIntyre

Mie Nakazawa

Mikaela Fitzgerald

Montana Miller

Montana Miller

Nicole Sacks

Paul Kirk

Sarah Martin

Sarah Martin

Shannon Cranko

Shannon Cranko

Susan Krieg

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3 comments:

  1. Some good paintings here, but I'll give my best in show to Kaya Clarkson. The red floor gives sexual atmospherics while the abstraction makes it ambiguous as to whether she naked or clothed. The pose itself could be sexual, but equally it could be one of intellectual contemplation; almost like a military general planning his strategy. The positions of the hands are a little strange and sort of remind me of a preying mantis. As a man, I guess I would have to be careful that she might eat my head (metaphorically speaking.)

    Indeed an interesting painting. The last few graduate shows that I've been to have been so crap that I stopped attending, but these pictures have redeemed my faith. Thanks.

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  2. Thanks for this post and these images, some really interesting work here.

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  3. Great work here!
    Highlights for me were Sarah Martin and Paul Kirk's paintings. Sarah has an environmental edge that keeps the issue of dissappearing habitat, alive.
    The photo does't do justice to Paul Kirk's work, when viewed in person, the painting had an ethearial three-dimensional quality that was beautiful yet haunting.
    Cant wait to see upcoming exhibitions from these two.
    Overall a high quality show! Well done students/graduates!

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