“I’ve really enjoyed engaging with the research side of an art practice and the MA has given me impetus to push myself in this area. I very much hope that academic research is something that I manage to maintain going forward. My confidence has grown and I have a different outlook on what I might be able to achieve in the coming years.
“I’m really looking forward to gaining more experience giving tutorials etc. as part of the Fine Art graduate residency scheme. I know there is still a lot to be learnt from working alongside the Fine Art team and that will be really valuable. I will also be setting up my own online business selling vintage homewares which I have been dabbling in for a few years now. I’m hoping this will give flexibility to aid the continuation of my art practice.
I’ve really enjoyed engaging with the research side of an art practice and the MA has given me impetus to push myself in this area.
“In the longer term I am hoping to find a paid role within the arts sector somewhere. When I finish my course I think I will be most proud of the fact that I have achieved something I didn’t think I could—the MA. The exhibitions I have put on will also be up there, especially the show held underneath Carlisle because of the sheer scale of the task we set ourselves.”