Fine Arts

Collectively known as Fine Arts, the UWE Fine Art and Art & Visual Culture pathways combine into one of the largest programmes of study in Art & Design. Students work closely together to create a dynamic, activity-led course where academic study is punctuated by virtual and real exhibitions and events. The work exhibited through this showcase is the culmination of three years of study.

Our emerging artists develop a practice motivated by the brightest developments in contemporary art. The breadth of media represented here is testament to the energy and innovation of our students: painting, sculpture, installation, photography, sound,

digital media, film and performance. Throughout their course and early career, these artists are supported by the virtual and real-world resources of our partners, notably Spike Island, Arnolfini, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery.

Most importantly, our graduates have recognized each other’s strengths, learning how to leverage diversity to accelerate change. Awards & Fellowships include the James Norman Prize, The Rebecca Smith Memorial Award, and the Spike Island UWE Graduate Fellowship.