Preview Night Friday 23 March 2012 | 6 – 8pm | all welcome!

KIN is an exhibition by Gray’s School of Art’s BA Hons printmaking students. The exhibition gives an exciting insight into a great variety of different approaches to print and printmaking and showcases a diverse range of works made in preparation for the students’ degree show later in the year. So come along to support the students and see the artistic talents of tomorrow.

exhibitions runs 24 March – 5 May 2012

“This is a fantastic opportunity for Grays final year printmaking students to exhibit at Peacock Visual Arts, an internationally renowned gallery, workshop and cultural centre for the north east of Scotland. You need only look at past exhibitors and the cultural imprint that exists.

There is of course no definitive solution to the making or presentation of work; a major part of this exercise is to take risks and experience artefacts in an external environment, a professional context. Establishing and challenging audiences, giving a flavour of what’s to come in the near future.

This exhibition operates on many levels and rigorously mines to get to the heart of each participants inquiry with visual art, language, making, meaning and themselves. Working with rich idiosyncratic pathways but at the same time displaying similar tendencies or characteristics. A sense of signature and family in the same moment, a kinship if you like? Developing a contemporary art practice singularly and together, a parallel journey through osmosis.

It goes without saying that this experience will empower and galvanise important critical and visual strategies to be taken forward. I thank Peacocks for their conversation, support, partnership; and most importantly the platform they are giving Aberdeen’s aspiring artists and diverse graduates from RGU, who will enrich our community and contribute to society as a whole.”

Michael Agnew, Subject Leader in Printmaking, Grays School of Art

PREVIEW NIGHT // 23.03.12