The annual MA and PhD degree show at the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts in Hoxton is in the last few days of it’s opening and this year the work produced by students is quite different. So if you thought you’d seen it all before, don’t be mistaken and try and pop-in (although with the current tube strike this might be easier said than done).
The most striking piece that meets you as soon as you enter is the super large fresco painted directly onto the front facing gallery wall. Looking around it is almost as if you’ve stepped into a Christian art gallery. Unlike previous years there is a lot more of the icon based artwork on display, filling almost half the gallery. These works have been produced by the research students who completed PhDs and specialise in icon painting of Byzantine style.
Further into the gallery You have the usual sectioned display of works produced by each graduate illustrating the development of their work through their practical and theoretical studies.
Images below are just a small selection of the work on display:
The degree show is running from 10:00am to 8:00pm Monday to Friday, and closes at 1:00 pm on 10th July.
Read more about the graduating students here: http://www.psta.org.uk/news/87/
Learn more about the Princes School of Traditional Arts here: http://www.psta.org.uk/about/