ANNUAL GRADUATE SHOW 2021
This year’s show was due to run from 9 January to 3 February,
it will now run online and then in the gallery for three weeks after lockdown has been lifted, dates TBC
The Annual Graduate Show has become an established feature of the Gallery’s programme of events. It is not only a major attraction for our visitors, but also makes a significant contribution to the role which we believe the Gallery has sustained over the years.
Firstly, we are encouraging new ceramic talent by introducing many of them into the commercial gallery environment. Secondly, we ourselves benefit from the opportunity to expand our range of makers with new and often quite original ceramic voices – indeed, Graduates have continued to be shown at Bevere after their initial exhibition here. Thirdly, the Graduate Show has been an indicator of the direction that ceramics may be taking whether it be casting or computer printing which have underpinned recent trends.
There have been significant changes in ceramic education – colleges have closed, applied arts rather than ceramics is the framework for many courses – nevertheless we continue to see that human creativity will never be stifled and we will continue to gain immense pleasure from the output. Long may it continue.