1 April 2014

Student work will form the new Brookes Public Art Collection

Student work will form the new Brookes Public Art Collection

A selection of work from both the Fine Art Degree Show and Architecture End of Year Show has been chosen to form part of the newly established Oxford Brookes Public Art Collection.

A total of 23 pieces of work bought by the University will launch the collection of art by graduates and will include sculpture, paintings, installations, video, models, drawings and photography. These pieces will join works such as The Rain Pavilion and Annie Cattrell’s Resounding, as Oxford Brookes continues to grow its public art portfolio.

Associate Dean Alison Honour, Chair of the Public Arts Strategy Group said: “This will be the first Art Collection at Oxford Brookes and we are delighted that student work will form the basis of the collection.”

“The collection will not only reflect how proud we are of the outstanding creativity and talent of our graduates but will also provide a vibrant backdrop of student achievements to enhance the University environment for students, staff and visitors.

“The next steps will be to identify permanent display sites for the art work and we will be looking at sites across each of the campuses. We’re hoping to formally launch the collection with students and staff in the new semester.”

During each of the shows, an internal and external panel of judges viewed the exhibition and chose the pieces of work to be purchased

The final pieces chosen for the collection are:

The Fine Art graduate works:

  • Harriet Boardman – Chalk and Flint, sculpture and performative video (four works in total)
  • Charmagne Coble – Untitled, framed black and white photograph and large photographic print on foamex board (two works in total)
  • Elizabeth Holmes – Skin, Sculpt, Manufacture, Giclee printed photographs on foamex (three works in total)
  • Aki Poon - Transcendence, Digital photographs on foamex (five works in total)
  • David Burdoch – Miniature painting, oil on panel (one work in total)
  • Ella Shepard – Three large limited edition circular prints on panels (three works in total)

Architecture graduate works:

  • Konrad Weka – Recycling Factory, original model mixed media (one work in total)
  • Sophie Finder – Writers Retreat, axonometry print (one work in total)
  • Kathrine Dechow – Biophilia Blue Planet, Barcelona (one work in total)
  • Dovile Ciapaite - Ration Department of Whitechapel (two works in total)