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Cezanne, Saatchi and...Salford make best exhibits of '08

Jan 16, 2009


Students from the University of Salford have been named in Culture 24's 'Best Art Exhibitions of 2008', alongside showings of such internationally famous artists as Paul Cezanne and Tracey Emin.

MA Contemporary Fine Art students Jane Samuels and Christopher Gladwin were both selected by the national arts and culture website for the quality of their work.

Jane's work along with other students on the MA Contemporary Fine Art course is currently on display at the University and in Manchester's Northern Quarter in the annual show.

Christopher's 'Para-musical Sound Studies with Video' show at the University's Chapman Gallery featured musical noises being created through unusual items such as sausages and vegetables using electricity.

Jane, who graduates next week, exhibited her images of strange characters in abandoned buildings from the Abandoned Buildings Project at the 'T.R:I.P - Territories Re-imagined: International Perspectives' in Manchester in June. Also exhibiting at this event were lecturers Pam Shaw and John Rooney who created 'situationist' posters with thought-provoking messages for passers-by.

Course leader for the MA Contemporary Fine Art, Paul Haywood said: "To have our students' degree work in this list shows the talent of artists studying at Salford. By encouraging them to display their degree work in public exhibitions we help them get the confidence they'll need to stage events in the future."

"It's a nice surprise to find my show in the cultural picks of 2008, particularly sharing the list with exhibitions on Burroughs and Duchamp.

"It's also good to see Salford getting a mention, there are some really interesting things going here that usually slip the cultural radar."