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Exhibition featuring members of Boiling Point Artist Collective, graduates of Winchester School of Art

As part of our FRESH programme of postgraduate opportunities, we are pleased to present a week of exhibitions, workshops and events by fourteen members of Boiling Point Artist Collective - a group of recent graduates from Winchester School of Art, revealing how their practices have evolved after art school.

The exhibition features video works, sculptures, paintings, printmaking and installation. The show will include work generated while travelling the world, or while holding down part-time jobs to support post-grad studies.

There will be prints exploring the materiality of the ruination of historic castles and the environmental urgencies surrounding open-pit mining, films using archived footage to critique heteronormativity and traditional gender roles, sculptures using 3D printing to investigate bodily balance, and paintings investigating what a portrait can mean in the digital age. Through the many subjects and issues highlighted within the artworks, this exhibition offers insights into each artist’s personal experiences of navigating a practice post art school in today’s climate.

Boiling Point was formed as a collective by the artists to support each other in their first years of practice after graduating. Boiling Point is the moment when things change, energy is released and transformation can happen. The artists are keen to share their experience with young people considering a career in the arts - and to demonstrate that artists from diverse backgrounds can collaborate to create cultural events.

Boiling Point Artist Collective: Eleanor Brown, Holly Davis, Olivia Fotheringhame, Julie Fox , Hans Lam, Anna Marris, Adanma Grace Nwankwo, Signe Pook , A J Roberts , Annabel Tennyson Davies, Mollie Timpson, Ben Topping, Jet Treacy, Lydia Wooley

Organised by Peter Driver

Supported by a project grant from Arts Council England and Winchester School of Art

Programme of Events:

Boiling Point will activate the space with a programme of workshops and events where you can take part in outdoor printmaking sessions, work with the artists to develop your creative writing, and encounter a live painting demonstration. You will be able to hear from the artists in an informal panel session and talk to them on each day of the week.

8 April 11-5pm: Drop in workshops in printmaking and creative writing.

8 April 11-5pm: Drop in workshops in creative writing.

8 April 2-5pm: Live painting demonstration by Julie Fox.

10 April 3-4pm: Artists panel discussion chaired by Signe Pook.

11 April 4pm: Instagram Live artists talk by Adanma Grace Nwankwo.

Exhibition Opening

Thursday 6 April, 6 - 9pm.

Opening Times

11am - 6pm

Where to find us

This event is at 571 Oxford Road, Reading. Public transport is available from Reading town center and Reading station if you are visiting from elsewhere.