The work of tutors from the past and present from the University of Bolton School of Arts and Creative Technologies is being showcased in a town centre gallery.

The diverse and thought-provoking exhibition, Continuum, is now showcasing in the Hive Gallery on the upper ground floor of Market Place Shopping Centre.

The exhibition explores the ongoing dialogue between artists and the institution, drawing out correspondences between media, subjects and themes addressed by all of these tutors, past and present.

This includes 3D works by Alan Buckingham, a former head of fine art, through many different media and disciplines, it also features 2D works by Ged Young who is the current fine art programme leader.

The Bolton News: Ged Young next to his artworkGed Young next to his artwork (Image: The Hive Gallery)

Speaking about the artwork on display, Ged said: “As a former student of the Fine Art course at the University of Bolton who started showing work in the town centre whilst studying there, it’s really satisfying to continue contributing to the Greater Manchester arts scene in my current role as programme leader of the fine art degree course.

“Displaying my artwork alongside the work of past and present colleagues is a real privilege.”

Other artists featuring in the exhibition are Liam Ainscough, Sue Brown, Donna Claypool, David Gledhill, Neil Greenhalgh, Joe O’Rourke, Tom Sutton, and Rachel Smith.

David, who has his own solo show, "Person or Persons Unknown", opening in the gallery on Saturday, September 2, said: “At a time of uncertainty in arts education, it is good to see Continuum setting out a broad range of working practices which represent the richness of the art school tradition in the UK.”

Dr. Steph Dermott, director of Hive Artists CIC, said: “We are pleased to be able to share this exciting work with the wider community and visitors to the Market Place.

“It is our aim to both brighten up the shopping centre with contemporary fine art and encourage people who are perhaps new to the world of art, to come and experience it first-hand.”

The exhibition is open to view on Fridays and Saturdays from 1pm to 5pm until Saturday, August 19.

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