Sunday, 16 September 2012

Inception receives glowing reception


Inception receives glowing reception

Posted on Monday 10th September 2012
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Mayor of Bolton, Cllr Guy Harkin at Inception exhibition

University of Bolton MA Fine Art students, Siobhain Moakes, Sharon Forrest, Tracie Shaylor and Stuart John Hine, have received a glowing reception for their latest exhibition, Inception.

Also known as the Encompass Collective, their final year show is being held at the University’s Innovation Factory and saw the town’s Mayor, Councillor Guy Harkin open the exhibition.
After a look around the show – which is home to art tackling concepts ranging from Post-traumatic Stress Disorder to biogenetics and science fiction – Cllr Harkin said: ‘It gives me a great pleasure to open this show. It has a wide depth and variety that showcases the huge amount of artistic talent we have right here in Bolton.’
So impressed was the Mayor that he purchased a piece or art from each artist and urged the exhibition’s patrons to put their hands in their pockets as well.  
The artists’ tutor and Fine Art lecturer at the University, Alan Buckingham was equally impressed with the standard of the show. He said: ‘These four students are brilliant and the ambition of this show is just incredible. To fill a space this size with original work of such a high standard is a testament to the work and effort they have put in, but also a testament to their obvious talent.’
And while the patrons were full of praise for the artists, the artists themselves – while sharing feelings of pride – were also sharing feelings of relief.
Sharon said: ‘It is going really well! At first it was just a big relief that we got everything up on time. But now we’ve had a chance to relax, take it all in and see other people enjoy our work, it is a great experience.’
Siobhain added: ‘We’re delighted at the response we’ve got so far, people seem to be really relating to the art and concepts we’ve created. It’s always difficult opening a show. As much as you love the work you create you can never anticipate what other people will think.’
Stuart said: ‘We’ve all worked very hard to get this done to this standard and to see the space filled with people, including my friends and family, is the best reward.’
John Merrill from the prestigious National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies (NADFAS) was also at the opening. Speaking of the exhibition, he said: 'It is a very good show. It is nice to walk around such a great space and take in what is a very high standard of work.'
John was also attending the show to present Tracie with the final cheque of her NADFAS bursary which she won in 2011.  
He added: ‘I’ve always been impressed by the breadth and depth of Tracie’s ideas. The concepts of her work and the different mediums she uses to portray them are always very original. And the enthusiasm she has for creating her work is always in abundance and it's hard not to get caught up in it.’

Bolton News

Following on from the success of their interim Exhibition ‘ Encompass’ at Falcon Mill, Bolton which featured work by international artists, Sharon Forrest, Stuart Hine, Siobhain Moakes and Tracie Shaylor are working towards their final MA exhibition ‘Inception’ at the University of Bolton. Alan Buckingham, Senior Lecturer at the university said: This is a ‘must see’ exhibition, show-casing the work of four highly successful artists who have already taken the region by storm following the success of their interim show “Encompass” at the Falcon Mill in Bolton. The group will present the exhibition ‘Inception’ at the Innovation Factory, University of Bolton. A private view will be officially opened by the Mayor of Bolton on Thursday 6th September 6.00pm to 9.00pm Further details of Inception Exhibition can be found at: inceptionartexhbition2012.blogspot.com/ Forthcoming events from Encompass Collective can be found at: encompassartexhibition.blogspot.com/ and @Encompass_Art



http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/events/Bolton/789972.Inception_MA_Fine_Art_Exhibition/

Monday, 10 September 2012




Siobhain Moakes  Sharon Forrest  Tracie Shaylor  Stuart John Hine

The Four MA Fine Art Students from The University of Bolton. Only a few days left to view the Final MA show 10 am - 4pm , closes Thursday 13th September.

Thursday, 30 August 2012

We have a new fan of our art ! 

Zak Dingle, Mr. Steven Halliwell, was so impressed with the Encompass Exhibition...
that he is returning for a second visit to view the MA finale!

It's going to be a star studded night with soap stars and football players, along with the Mayor and Mayoress cutting the red ribbon to open the show.

Tracie Shaylor will also be presented with her final cheque for completing the course from NADFAS (national association of decorative & fine arts societies) for being the overall Northwest winner of the MA bursary 2011-2012.


Don't forget to put on your best frock or suit on for the Paparazzi... Thursday 6th September at 6pm - 9pm, It's going to be a great night !

Thursday, 16 August 2012




Mayor to Open The Show

Following on from their phenomenally successful  Exhibition ‘ Encompass’  at Falcon Mill, Bolton which featured work by international artists, Sharon Forrest, Stuart Hine, Siobhain Moakes and Tracie Shaylor are working towards their final MA exhibition  ‘Inception’  at the University of Bolton.


Alan Buckingham, Senior Lecturer at the university said:
This is a ‘must see’ exhibition, show-casing the work of four highly successful artists who have already taken the region by storm following the success of their interim show “Encompass” at the Falcon Mill in Bolton. “Encompass” featured the four MA students, Sharon, Tracie, Stuart and Siobhain exhibiting alongside international artists David Mach, Ed Pien and others including Robyn Woolsten, Winner of Liverpool Art Prize 2012 and will be featured in a BBC television documentary being screened in the autumn.
This new show in the Innovation Factory will be a major exhibition showing a substantial body of work produced throughout the 12 months of the MA programme. The artists in the show have already won many prestigious prizes and awards, including the winner of the NADFAS best Fine Art student award, winner and runners-up in the 53 Degrees North exhibition and Bolton Open, Neo: Artists, and many others.
Although this will be the group’s final exhibition as MA Fine Art Students, Sharon, Stuart, Siobhain and Tracie, now known as part of The Encompass Collective, state this is only the beginning and they already have a number of forthcoming events and exhibition organised. 


A Few Images From The Encompass Exhibition Our Interim Show, 
Looking forward to our final show as students with Inception and many more new photographs!