T H E
E X H I B I T I O N
Taking its title from the artists’ current period of study, Midpoint details the multifaceted artistic process of Cohort 1922, University of Northampton 2nd year BA Fine Art and Painting and Drawing students. Through the fractured, deconstructed, and layered digital documentation of physical works, the online exhibition brings forward the systems of artistic experimentation across its diverse cohort.
Responding to the conditions of the world around them, Cohort 1922 moved outside the limitations of the physical and in-person exhibition. Through a narrative of process, Midpoint not only showcases the unique methods and works of its exhibiting artists but speaks to their resilience. A means to record the meditative, experimental, and healing processes of art-making, the project navigates a crisis through artistic practice.
Midpoint’s landing page is gridded with digitally rendered icons. Fluid in form, the three-dimensionally animated symbols rotate and spiral in and out of one another. These virtual objects each represent a UoN artist and act as portals in which to transport to the artist’s studio. From early sketchbook renderings, timelapse documentation, and series after series of experiments and failures, Cohort 1922 showcases the methodologies they use in the making of their artworks. Moving from artist to artist, the fluidity of practice guides its users between pages, with each selection of a digital icon. Through this observance of practice, Midpoint invites the public into the artist studio, absolving the formality of the exhibition through its custom and interactive web-based platform.
T H E
C O U R S E
The Digital Curating module explored the histories, theories, and current debates surrounding online curatorial practice by working with the 2nd year Fine Art students from the University of Northampton to develop and deliver an exhibition of online works. The module was developed in partnership with NN Contemporary Art, where the course aims to explore the current proliferation of digital art-making and online exhibition building. Guided by Greenway’s professional curatorial practice in building and presenting digital, archival, and physical exhibitions, this course provides the opportunity for Northampton students to engage with the field and conceive of presenting their work within the digital sphere through diverse outputs.
A C K N O W L E D G E M E N T S
AMY W.P, ALEX LANGER, HANNAH BROUGHTON, ANGELA PARKER, LUCY GOW, HOLLY FROGGATT, IDA-ANAMARIA OLTEANU, MARINA-MADALIN DUMINTRA, TINA HAZELL, MOLLY FERGUS, ALEXIA PHILLIPS, LEWIS ALLONBY, EMMA LITTLECHILD, CHANTELLE TIMBS, BETHANY HARRISON, AARAV SHAH, ANDRADA PAUNESCU, SIAN PIERCE, RENATA SZENYAN, DOROTTYA DONASZY, CHLOE SMITH, MADELINE FORSTER,
Cohort1922, UoN 2nd year Fine Art and Painting and Drawing students, Midpoint exhibiting artists
DR. ANDREW HEWITT (MODULE LEADER), JOHN SINCLAIR (DEAN OF FAST), ALEX TAYLOR, MICHEAL WRIGHT, TERRY NEVILLE, TREE BEHRENS, CHRIS FIDLER, AND ALL THE FINE ART TEAM
UoN Academic Staff
EMER GRANT AND MARIA CYNKIER
NN Contemporary Staff
Course Lead / Curator
LUCY GOW AND TINA HAZELL
MOLLY MCPHEE, LEWIS ALLONBY, AND CHLOE SMITH
Design and web production team
HOLLY FROGGATT, KAYLEIGH LEGGE, EMMA LITTLECHILD, AND MEGAN AYLETT
Publicity and promotion team
IDA-ANAMARIA OLTEANU and AMY W.P
Photography and Documentation team
ANGELA PARKER AND SIAN PIERCE
Fundraising and Sponsorship team
HANNAH BROUGHTON, HANNAH PAWSEY, CHANTELLE TIMBS, AND BETHANY HARRISON
Launch Event Team
A special thank you to those who generously donated items to the Midpoint fundraising raffle as well as the individuals who supported the gofundme page. Your contributions made this exhibition possible.