The creative spirit of Goldsmiths, University of London of students was on display this spring across the first of 2019's Degree Shows.
Students from all three years of the BSc Digital Arts Computing opened the season with their exhibition Cancel Me Not running from the 9-12 May. Installed in the St James Hatcham Building, themes included surveillance, and connection or disconnection with ourselves, others and technology.
On 16 May, final year BA Education, Culture and Society students presented their critical art practice in the exhibition space at 288 New Cross Road, while Theatre and Performance launched the three-week Tap Out Festival with shows and interactive installations at Goldsmiths, the Harts Lane Gallery and elsewhere.
PureGold Festival – the annual showcase of pop, classical, experimental and more from the Department of Music – launched with PureGold Lounge on 24 May before BMus students took over The Albany for dozens of concerts from solo artists and bands.
The Milk has Turned Against Us – an exhibition from the graduating BA Design class – opened at Copeland Park in Peckham on 13 June, featuring cutting-edge creative practice and processes developed over the programme. From pizza made of crickets to biodegradable makeup packaging and much more, the diverse range of projects picked up attention from creative network Art Thread.
PGCE Art & Design and MA Dance Movement Psychotherapy students showed their work on 18 June and Goldsmiths was transformed on 20 June with final works by BA Media and Communications, BA Journalism, MA Art Psychotherapy, BA Fine Art and BA Fine Art & History of Art students installed across campus.
Sai Stephenson’s acrylic on canvas paintings (BA Art) and Yu Ri Yang’s video work and embroidery titled ‘For Her’ (BA Art & History of Art) were this year's Warden’s Prize winners.
Named after a former Departmental Business Manager in the Department of Media, Communications and Cultural Studies, the Jim Rowland Prize was given to BA Media and Communications student Jesse Salazar (pictured above) at the showcase Emergency Exit. His video installation piece Source, Track, Trace, explored the interlinking of nostalgia, personal narratives and queer memory through technology from different points in time.
Goldsmiths Degree Shows continue from July – September.
Follow 2018 alumni Maria Samotrácia and Scarlett Hirst on a tour of this year's BA Fine Art and BA Fine Art & History of Art Degree Show:
Performance collective K’NALL discuss their piece 'Before I Fall'. Part of this year's Tap Out Festival, their work explored mental health in the black community and was inspired by both personal experience and verbatim responses from the public: