Preserve Print is that beautiful calm before the storm when 4th year printmaking students from Grays School of Art get to show off their work in a pre degree show show. The pressure is probably just starting to build up as dissertations are handed in and work begins on the final push for June but the pre degree show is time to take stock and look at the story so far.
The walls in Peacocks reception gallery are adorned with works ranging from traditional prints, patch works and sculptural pieces. Print makers seem to have a knack for pushing the boundaries of what print making can be and this years troupe are no exception. Along with the current 4th years you can view work from the current Graduates in Residence Lauren & Kirsty who stayed on at Grays for an extra year to use the facilities and produce new work, you can check out photos from their own mini exhibition in the Grays reception here!
As always there's some great work on display with the circular string piece and the giant tapestry pieces mixing things up nicely along with the strange broken checked rock like landscapes. You can check out work from the 2011, 2012 and 2013 pre degree shows by clicking on the dates and make sure to check out this years show in person at Peacock Visual Arts. Congrats to all the students on a great opening night and a fun show!