Pencil drawing of the side profile head and shoulders of a bearded man.

Dylan Cunningham, Self-portrait, 2017. Pencil on paper. Image courtesy of the artist.

What’s Next?

Venue: Council Chamber, Old Fire Station, University of Salford, The Crescent, Salford,
Opening hours: Wednesday 27 September 2017 – January 2018. Viewing by appointment only; contact artcollection@salford.ac.uk
Admission: Free

Artists: Lubna Ali, Claudia Alonso, Dylan Cunningham, Katie Beth Hanley, Jamie Myers, Helena Oliveira, Robyn Parr, Jack Whittaker, Daniel Wiltshire.

What’s Next?  brings together a small selection of two dimensional work from the Visual Art degree shows, 2017.

Organised by the Art Collection Team and lecturers from Visual Arts, this exhibition includes work by eight artists at the start of their professional careers.  As such they have each received a small exhibition fee in line with the national Paying Artists campaign, and support with framing and display where necessary.

The work on display is from their final degree show however, now they have left university, the key question is “What’s Next?” They are all following very different paths: Several have received support through the Art Collection Team/School of Arts & Media Graduate Scholarship Programme; some aim to travel; others are working towards careers as artists, curators, illustrators or educators and one has joined the army.