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Three MA graduates bring you an exciting collection of their most recent and thought-provoking work.  Having reached a threshold, either in their thinking, in life, or as creatives, these emerging artists peel back the delicate layers of life to lay bare their own personal perspective.  Statement forms are beautifully interspersed with intricate stitch, print work and translucent sculptures to produce a cohesive and extremely emotive exhibition.

Ali Lees

Personal and intimate experiences are the backbone to Ali’s practice.  She explores loss, death and the process of bereavement in a natural, intuitive and organic approach to making.  She creates willow frameworks layered with ink printed paper, that are imbued with metaphor, that echo ‘stuckness’ and shedding associated with grief.

Melanie Jordan

A haptic practice with thread-based crafts at its core, Melanie’s art pays attention to the inner tension between the need to nurture and a feeling of entrapment associated with motherhood; that is maternal ambivalence.

Lorrain Mailer

Using repetitive processes, Lorrain’s practice is one of enfoldment.  Ephemeral, fragile, and often transparent, her sculptures are made from everyday materials, achieved through a labour- intensive craft process of wrapping, as she seeks to question double standards and duplicity.

Opening Times
18-22 November 2020

Ali, Melanie & Lorrain
Sunday 22 November - 11.00 - 15.00
Please book on https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/

Ali Lees
Friday 20 – 11.00 – 16.00
Saturday 21 - 11.00 - 13.00

Melanie Jordan
Wednesday 18 – 11.00 – 16.00

Lorrain Mailer
Thursday 19 – 11.00 – 16.00
Saturday 21 - 13.00 - 16.00

Please book Sunday 22 November on https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/threshold-2020-uca-ma-fine-art-graduate-show-tickets-125635754925 or drop-in on other days

PLEASE NOTE:  This exhibition is following COVID health and safety guidelines. Numbers of visitors inside the gallery will be restricted to 10 at one time. Please make sure that you wear a face covering and adhere to social distancing. We will ask you, sign in on entry with your name and contact details, which will be kept for 21 days. Thank you for your cooperation.


Brewery Tap UCA Project Space
53 Tontine Street
CT20 1JR