Melancholy – The English Disease

An exhibition by students and alumni of Drawing and Applied Arts and Drawing and Print at UWE, Bristol.

Venues: Christmas Steps Gallery, 11 Christmas Steps, Bristol, BS1 5BS

Colston Hall (Ground Floor), Colston Street, Bristol BS1 5AR

Private view: Saturday 21 May, 6 – 7.30 at Christmas Steps Gallery, then 7.30 – 9 at Colston Hall.

Exhibition open: 17 – 30 May, 12 – 6pm

‘Melancholy – The English Disease’ is a group show, bringing together work by students and alumni, in response to a lecture by visiting professor Johannes Kesenne. Kesenne is Research Professor in Art and Psychology at Hasselt University in Belgium, with particular research interests around the notions of Melancholy.

Selected and curated by course tutors and Kesenne, the exhibition shows the breadth of work taking place on the courses, and the depth of investigation of both practice and theory.

An engaging and thought-provoking show, this split-site exhibition captures both traditional and experimental approaches to drawing, making and print.

Drawing and Applied Arts/ Drawing and Print are practice based BA(Hons) programmes based on Bristol’s historic waterfront at Arnolfini. Students gain the creative and technical skills needed to work in the expanded fields of Drawing and Print, exploring the relationship between Drawing, Making and Printmaking.

Melancholy – The English Disease is supported by the Acid Research Group and Cass Art.

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