Artists from the Preston Polytechnic era to display their work

Posted on - 25th October, 2017 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Preston News, Things to Do in and around Preston, UCLan, University campus, What's On in Preston
Graham Hill with his artwork on display
Graham Hill with his artwork on display

A celebration of artistic talent who have studied in Preston is being held.


Marking 40 years of fine art at the University of Central Lancashire an exhibition of work is going on display at two venues.

Recall celebrates the art work from some of UCLan’s pioneering art graduates – in a course which saw its first graduates don the cap and gown in 1977.

Work includes sculptures by Andy Goldsworthy OBE who studied at what was then Preston Polytechnic until 1978.

Curated by Theresa Taylor and Judith Trescatheric the exhibition features 27 artists who graduated between 1977 and 1981.

Jude Trescatheric, David Sergeant and Theresa Taylor
Jude Trescatheric, David Sergeant and Theresa Taylor

Theresa said: “We’ve talked about this reunion exhibition for the last 20 years so it’s exciting to see it all come together. Many of the graduates have kept in touch over the years and as soon as we suggested the idea we suddenly had a large group of artists.

“I worked as an art therapist and psychotherapist for 33 years before I them came back to UCLan to do a Masters in Fine Art in 2015.

“It was strange coming back after all this time aged 56 with much more life experience it was nice to come back and focus on that again.”

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Recall is first going on display in Lancaster at The Gallery in Meeting House Lane until 1 November. It’s open 10.30am to 4pm each day apart from Sundays and late until 8pm on Thursday (27 October).

It then moves to UCLan’s PR1 Gallery in Victoria Building from Monday 6 November to Wednesday 29 November from 9am to 5pm on weekdays.

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