Project Role: Acting Course Leader

Project Category: Teaching

From April to July 2021 I was Acting Course Leader of BA Fine Art Sculpture at Wimbledon College of Arts. I supported the final cohort of students through their degree submissions, and oversaw the production of ‘Final Notice’, Wimbledon’s Sculpture Open Studios Graduate Showcase.

From our printed guide:

“Final Notice marks several endings. Firstly, it is the show that concludes this group of students’ three years of study at Wimbledon College of Art, UAL. It corresponds with the final stages of lock-down easing in England, after more than a year of government-mandated campus closures and restricted access to the college’s studios and workshops due to the Covid pandemic. At the end of June, Fine Art at Wimbledon College of Art will come to a close, with the college specialising in theatre and performance courses from this autumn onwards. This is therefore a milestone tinged with sadness befitting an ending.

However, we also have a great deal to celebrate. The sculpture department at Wimbledon has a significant legacy going back several decades. As it draws to a close, we look back with great pride at all that has been achieved within this course. Sculpture, under Sarah Woodfine’s dedicated stewardship, has nurtured the creative ambition of generations of students who have gone on to develop careers in Fine Art and related fields.

This year’s graduating students have faced unprecedented challenges. They have had to adapt to the many restrictions and limitations that have resulted from Covid while maintaining their working practices during the critical final year of their undergraduate studies. They have approached this year with remarkable ingenuity, patience, generosity and resilience. The result is this defiant, ambitious and profound concluding show.

Final Notice may represent an end, but also constitutes a beginning: these artists have very bright futures indeed.

With sincere thanks to Course Leader Sarah Woodfine, and Lecturers Will Cobbing, James Ireland and Kim Pace”