Melancholy – The English Disease

Melancholy – The English Disease
An exhibition by students and alumni of BA (Hons) Drawing and Applied Arts and BA (Hons) Drawing and Print at UWE, Bristol.

Venues: Christmas Steps Gallery, 11 Christmas Steps, Bristol, BS1 5BS
Colston Hall (Ground Floor), Coslton Street, Bristol BS1 5AR

‘Melancholy – The English Disease’ is a group show, bringing together work by students and alumni, in response to a lecture by visiting professor Johannes Kesenne. Kesenne is Research Professor in Art and Psychology at Hasselt University in Belgium, with particular research interests around the notions of Melancholia.

Selected and curated by course tutors and Professor Kesenne, the exhibition shows the breadth of work taking place on the courses, and the depth of investigation of both practice and theory.

An engaging and thought-provoking show, this split-site exhibition captures both traditional and experimental approaches to Drawing, Painting and Print.

Drawing and Applied Arts/ Drawing and Print are practice based BA (Hons) programmes based on Bristol’s historic waterfront at Arnolfini. Students gain the creative, conceptual and technical skills needed to work in the expanded and tradition fields of Drawing, Painting and Print.

To support the students Richard Webb (Programme Co-ordinator of BA ( Hons) Drawing and Print) has made a Limited Edition of 30 Hand Made Poster Linocuts for sale to the general public as a form of fund raising with our supporters and to fund the initiative.

The Private View ( 6-9 pm Saturday 21st May) at Christmas Steps,The Glass House,Colston Hall Gallery for Professor Kesenne to attend and a number of Prizes will be awarded to Students (these have been funded by local businesses).

Melancholy – The English Disease is supported by the Acid Research group and CassArt.

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