BA Fine Art show 2013

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After all the packing we have done in the Archives over the last few months, Katie Eccleston's wrapped and padded sculpture created from bubble wrap and foam was in a very familiar material!

Luke Horton's video installation, which uses sound clips of people debating the value of art education over a video that includes a scratched record spinning and people protesting in the streets reminded us of the many items in the Archives relating to changes in art education, including the press cuttings of student protests in response to them.

Visual links could be made between a number of the other contributions to the show and some of the more traditional paintings and drawings in the Archives: among them were Kristina Butigan's group portraits, which mix elements of classical imagery with those inspired by fashion photography; and James Turner's Pre-Raphaelite Graphics, which incorporate well-known works from Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery's Pre-Raphaelite collection with digital light effects, updating both the material and the type of display,