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National exhibition success for UCLan fine art student

28 May 2014

Lyndsey Boardman

Inga’s work selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries tour

A fine art student from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has been selected from 1,400 applicants to show her work in a major national student exhibition.

Inga Lineviciute, a 22-year-old final year student at UCLan, will see two pieces of her work included in the Bloomberg New Contemporaries exhibition tour.

Contemporaries is the leading UK organisation supporting emergent art practice from British art schools and is known for its a high profile showcase of new talent which in the past has included David Hockney, Damien Hirst and Gillian Wearing.

The exhibition opens this year at the World Museum in Liverpool as part of the Liverpool Biennial in September before travelling to the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London in November.

“It proves that my work is good enough to appear alongside that of prestigious artists and knowing that it will potentially be seen by thousands of people as part of the tour is really exciting.”

Inga originally came to UCLan from Lithuania to study fine art. She specialises in making short, hand-drawn animated films that are often based on her own personal experiences and feature surreal incidents and encounters in cafes. The stories she tells question public and private behaviour and social etiquette.

Inga commented: “I was so happy when I found out that two pieces of my work have been accepted for the exhibition. It felt like a second birthday. It proves that my work is good enough to appear alongside that of prestigious artists and knowing that it will potentially be seen by thousands of people as part of the tour is really exciting.”

Inga is relatively new to animation with her passion lying mainly in drawing. By animating her sketches the artist feels she is able to share their stories more clearly.

“I’m always striving to improve my work and animation has taken it to the next level as it allows me to communicate my stories in a different way. I have my sketch book with me all of the time as I never know what I may come across next.” she said.

Visitors to the University will be able to see a preview of Inga’s work in Hanover Building as part of the Fine Art exhibition in the Creative Focus Degree Show from 16-20 June.