Degree Show 2009 Press Release

The University of Reading Degree Show will exhibit the work of 57 finalists across all Fine Art programmes.

The show represents the diversity of contemporary art practice within the Fine Art environment. There is painting responding to challenges of digital imaging; filmed performance; relational and social practices; collaborative and web based artworks; and even a fictional educational institute. This year’s degree show is the culmination of our students’ collective experience of studying art at Reading. It will prove to be a dynamic and diverse exhibition which looks to the future and is full of potential.

Graduates from the University’s Fine Art Department have gone on to become acclaimed artists, but also make huge contributions across creative and cultural areas as writers, curators or performers. The department, which has produced famous alumni such as Turner Prize nominees Cornelia Parker, Richard Wilson and Mike Nelson, has a long history, originating nearly 150 years ago in 1860. Since then, the department has been associated with successful artists such as Walter Sickert and Terry Frost.

More information about the degree show at

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