UCLan students come together for Fragments exhibition

05 February 2014

Rachel Atkinson

The work of second year fine art students is on display until 11 February in the Hanover Project

A new collaborative exhibition featuring sculpture, painting, sound and film has opened at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).

Fragments, which runs from 5 to 11 February, is the work of nine second year BA (Hons) Fine Art students.

It contains designs which cover a wide variety of different styles and techniques within the small gallery space.

Among the work was Amy Rolfe’s four watercolours entitled Love Rats. The 21-year-old, from Manchester, has a passion for the furry creatures and decided to use them as the inspiration for her paintings.

Amy, who owns four rats, said: “Love Rats is a play on words. I do love rats a lot but most people think of something differently when they see those words. I like to think these four paintings reflect their movement and mannerisms.”


“These pieces are part of a series of collages and torsos which depict my lifetime.”

(The second year fine art students at their new exhibition in the Hanover Project.)

The seaside, a household broom and plastic teacups were among the inspirations for Paula Pritchard’s eye-catching pop art pieces. The mature student, from Liverpool, said: “These pieces are part of a series of collages and torsos which depict my lifetime. The Seaside Collage represents my childhood holidays, before I lost my mum at a young age, and the Head on a Broom represents me now as the domestic goddess.”

Keen knitter Alix Harvey used her needles and wool to produce a colourful creation called Untitled. The 20-year-old, from Preston, spent between three and four hours producing the one piece, which forms part of a set of three. She said: “Wool is my favourite material to work with. When I started out I didn’t know what the outcome would be. If I dropped a stitch or two then I responded to the accident and made it part of the work.”

The free exhibition is open from 10.00am to 5.00pm in the Hanover Project, which is in UCLan’s Hanover Building, until 11 February.