The power of form standing alone as an artwork is and idea key to Euphrosyne Andrews’ practice. Her work is concerned with the history of ornament, it’s circulation in relation to the multiple and the domestic connotations of ornamentation resulting from the materials that are commonly associated with it. Printmaking processes underpin her work, exploiting the traditional relationship with the multiple alongside the use of unique motifs. She is particularly interested in ornament’s uncertain position within contemporary fine art, and it’s origins. Stemming from a ban of representation in many religions, ornament can be traced through abstract art through to to contemporary art today.
Euphrosyne is planning to move to London in September to take up a place on the Royal Drawing Year, run by the Prince’s Trust. This is a course split between studio practice and taught classes, with the use of print facilities.
Six Foot Gallery team has selected the best works for our annual Best of Degree Show which showcases the emerging talents from all over Scotland. As we near towards the end of exhibition we would like to thank Sian Smith, Tiina Lilja, Jackie Henderson, Natasha Ferguson, Ellen Love, Nicole McCarron, Samantha Wilson, Lindsay Hill, Thomas Cameron, Angela Mattern and Gezi Yao for their involvement. Head over to Gallery to see some of the works!
We’ve asked the participants about their experience of the Degree Show and how will it affect their future as artists:
So far the Degree Show has been the biggest exhibition of my career and the volume of people who came in to see it was truly astonishing. Getting feedback from viewers of all walks of life, awards that were handed out after a hard year’s work and the opportunities that followed on the heels of the exhibition are worth of all the stress, sleepless nights and self-doubt every graduating artist must go through at the end of their time in university.
The importance of working at a steady, even pace is something I will definitely take with me from this experience. Also the fact that you can never please everyone, I have realised that its important to make work that you are pleased with yourself and hope that others will follow.
The experience of the show itself was very bitter sweet; The relief and happiness of producing an exhibition of work I was proud of was dulled somewhat by the realisation that the past four years of fun, exploration, challenge, hard work and reflection was coming to a close.