BA Fine Art student featured in a-n Degree Shows Guide 2024


We were thrilled to see third year BA (Hons) Fine Art student Eleanor Cunningham featured in this year’s a-n Degree Shows Guide.

Students are selected from the guide by open call, and Eleanor was amongst 31 artists from 28 UK art schools featured this year.

Eleanor Cunningham, Laura Wearing the Pigeon Mask, 112 x 44cm, papier-mache and acrylic paint, 2023.

“Using simple papier-mache techniques, Eleanor Cunningham creates garish masks, often of animals and recognisable characters. In works such as Laura Wearing the Pigeon Mask, there is a playfulness that perhaps belies a darker undercurrent, with Cunningham saying the masks are designed to be “worn by anyone brave enough to be immersed into a state of performance while wearing them, which I then photograph and use to draw and paint from”. The resulting paintings take on a much more unsettling version of the masks, which have begun to take over the participant’s body in the form of a ‘second skin’.”

The full a-n Degree Shows Guide 2024 can be accessed here.

Our Degree Show is open from 22-28 June 2024. Please see full visiting information and our opening hours on our event page.


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