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ex 2009 introduction

In the summer of 2009 the fine art staff of Leeds College of Art’s foundation course visited the degree shows of all former foundation students who graduated last year. This involved seeing the culmination of three years study at some fourteen fine art programmes throughout the country: Glasgow and Edinburgh in Scotland, Falmouth in the South East of England, all the major London schools, Nottingham, Manchester and of course, Leeds itself. Ex was selected from these visits. The standard of work was very high and this is reflected in the increased number of artists that we have included in this years exhibition.

We have invited Nicola Celia Wright to contribute to ex by writing this year’s catalogue essay. Nicola graduated from the Sculpture and Environmental Art course at Glasgow School of Art. She has been awarded the New Writing Scotland commission to write the catalogue texts for the New Work Scotland programme, which will be shown at the Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, Oct-Dec 2009.

Sean Kaye 2009