8-13 June 2021
Featuring a diverse range of work encompassing painting, sculpture, installation, video and printmaking, this exhibition has been conceived and implemented by 11 artists who have all taken part in the Fine Art Mentoring course run by Erika Winstone at Morley College.
Cass Breen, Louise Hardy, Nell Martin, Bernadette Enright,
Katherine Rose, Anjum Moon, Abigail Elverd, Terry Barber,
Helen Pavli, Yasmin Noorbakhsh, Catherine James.
The course aims to form a bridge between college and gaining confidence through forging connections and a sense of community to practise and thrive as independent artists. An important part of this journey involves working together to independently organise a group exhibition. This year has been especially challenging in many ways and the show has been postponed twice since September due to lockdowns. However, the success is partly due to how the mentees have continued supporting each other through online meetings some ten months after finishing the course.
Erika Winstone, who has curated the exhibition, comments: ‘The work in this show demonstrates the rich achievements of each artist individually, as well as the benefits of alternative models of learning to increase access to a peer group inclusive of a wide range of histories, background and experience. I congratulate each mentee on this rich, thought-provoking and exciting exhibition.
‘I look forward to seeing their continuing journeys as artists and further work in a second online show in July.
‘Thanks to Terry Barber for her evite design and masterminding of the catalogue, and to Catherine James for designing the online exhibition. Also very special thanks to the fantastic input of the following visiting artists for their invaluable contributions: Rosalind Davis, Justin Hibbs, Daniel Howard-Birt, Sara Knowland, Barbara Nicholls, Anne Ryan and Susan Sluglett.’
Sun 10:30am – 4pm
Measures will be in place following government Covid-secure guidance.
The online exhibition launches on 6 July; see the group’s Instagram page for further details and also any changes to arrangements to comply with latest government advice: @mfam.interruptions