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Free Range Art & Design Show 2014: Fine Art Exhibition Review

There were a huge variety of works on show at the Fine Art graduate shows: top picks from Northumbria, Northbrook, Newcastle, Bath Spa and Arts Uni Bournemouth.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Dominance, Power and Serene Harmony (1) by Lydia Reeves.

It’s late I know, but I have just one more review left from a summer of graduate shows; the Free Range Art & Design Show Fine Art exhibition at the Truman Brewery. This is always a mixed bag but there were many things to delight at this year’s show.

Free Range Marjan Saberi, Renunciation
At Northumbria University show Marjan Saberi took a modern view of Renunciation with life size paintings grabbing the viewer at the entrance.

Free Range Max Harrison
It was not saying anything particularly new but I could not help but be drawn to Max Harrison’s huge splatter paint… read more

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