The New School House Gallery is one of York’s leadings homes to Contemporary Objects and Art. Established in 2009, the gallery is the brainchild of co-founders Paula Jackson and Robert Teed who nurtured it to become one of the UK’s key independent venues.
53 Degrees North is back for the 3rd year running. This acclaimed annual showcase of degree-level fine and applied art will run until 27 October and features 53 examples of outstanding work by graduate artists from over 30 different art schools. Work displayed includes painting, photography, installation, ceramics, glass, video, textiles and jewellery.
Local artists involved include the work of Millie Marten, a student of York St John University the work.
“I try to focus on the relationships that can form between language and experience. By reducing histories, personalities, and relationships into simple line drawings and primitive symbology, a narrative can begin to form in each piece. Although every drawing stands alone, it is inherently part of a constantly evolving, visual-network of experience.” –Millie Marten
The New School House Gallery has previously worked closely with York St John University nurturing and developing graduate talent offering artists a platform to showcase their work in a professional setting.
The gallery also awarded Lily Hawkes (Slade School of Art) this year’s residency for her monumental installation ‘Go Sit Down And Look Pale’ with second and third prize going to Deborah Mills (Bucks New University) and Nigel Matthews (Staffordshire University), and to Makiko Hastings (Harrogate College) and Dominic Harris (Westminster University), who were both Highly Commended. The 2012 Judging Panel consisted of Helen Walsh, Assistant Curator of Decorative Arts at York Art Gallery; Jake Attree, artist; and Roger Keyes, eminent Art Historian.
Visit the 53 Degrees blog to get to learn more about the individual artists and offer feedback here.