Unfortunately, due to growing concerns over coronavirus, we have decided to postpone our upcoming exhibition Graduating in Paint until further notice. Please keep an eye on our website and social media for further details.
Here at LARA we are delighted to be holding an alternative degree show in two weeks’ time: Graduating in Paint is an exhibition showcasing the work of artists who have studied at art schools across the UK – including LARA – graduating within the last 10 years. The exhibiting artists responded to an open call, and were selected on the strength of their work and the variety of artistic expression within the medium of painting.
With LARA’s foundation in traditional methods, including the sight-size technique, our alumni go on to create a diverse body of artistic work and enter a range of industries, including gaming, film and television. As a school we’re therefore perfectly placed to challenge the tensions that have been created between conceptual art and art founded in skill or craft, as, in our view and as our alumni show: one does not negate the other. In light of the existence of these tensions, we hope that Graduating in Paint will show that there are artists who attend ateliers and go on to make a wide range of work, including art that could be considered conceptual, and there are those who attend mainstream art schools who resist external pressures and trends and continue to champion paint as a medium.
In the exhibition you will find a range of work from LARA alumni and tutors, including Luca Indraccolo, Charlie Pickard (Winner of the De Laszlo Foundation’s award at this year’s Royal Society of British Artists exhibition), Helen Masacz (Winner of the Arts Club Award at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters Exhibition 2011) and Daniel Sequeira (Discerning Eye 2015), as well as a range of works from artists who have attended art schools across the UK, from Falmouth to Edinburgh College of Art, including Raen Barnsley (Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2017, Leverhulme Scholarship 2018), Fleur Simon (Winner of the Wildcard Prize on Sky Landscape Artist of the Year) and Lorraine Cooke (AA2A’s Artist of the Year 2009). Most pieces exhibited will be available for purchase through our website Gallery until 1st May 2020.
The exhibition will take place between Thursday 26th March and Wednesday 1st April, open 10am – 5pm.
Join us for a Private View Wednesday 25th March, 6pm – 8.30pm. Please RSVP here.
See Gallery for all artwork available for purchase.