A postgraduate symposium hosted by
MA Fine Art / MA Contemporary Art Practice
School of Art, Design and Architecture
About the campfire, folk gather. It’s a frightening thing but it keeps us warm. The tales we tell are its fuel. Each of us has arrived here by different means — journeyed diverging paths. Our stories are vehicles for memory, for process, for findings. They live among us, in the flickering circle we occupy. What we choose to tell and how we choose to tell it matters, in the light of our fire and into the darkness long after.
As makers and researchers, we are in a constant exchange of stories and telling: between artist and work, between work and audience, between all the voices of the past and all the ears of the future. Stories can be about place, about people, about things, about time, about a pile of dry sticks. The telling is the spark, the medium, the performance.
MA Fine Art hosts a day of presentations, interventions and talks from MA students across courses in the School of Art, Design and Architecture at the University of Plymouth. This exciting one-day postgraduate symposium and exhibition considers how stories and telling stories are central to how we imagine work, make work, and communicate through our work.