Naomi Kirk-Smith

You will shape your own distinctive career path as an artist on our BA (Hons) course and join generations of graduates who have achieved national and international success.

From Turner Prize nomination, to inclusion in the UK’s annual New Contemporaries exhibition, our graduates are renowned for their unique voice and vision.

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Words: Kate Chaplin (She/Her), BA (Hons) Fine Art, @katerobynart ‘Kalon Kakon’, first used by Hesiod in reference to Pandora (yes,
Words: Maisie Mccoy (She/Her), BA (Hons) Fine Art, @bananagirlbananaboy My practice has always been closely linked to my feelings, a way to
Harriet Reeve (She/Her) Within my work I do not attempt to present an accurate deception of a visual reality. Using
Chloe Chapman From a very young age I have been absent-mindedly collecting odds and ends, stuffing them into my pockets
Amber-Rose Thorpe We all miss the days that we were able to be entertained for hours on end by a
Jack Taylor When on the topic of music, many are driven back to the songs from their youth, but most
Muneerah Yate As a British-Muslim, I constantly find inspiration from my dual English and Iranian heritage. My practice is socially
Ellen Sibley After coming across the phenomenon of visual agnosia, a neurological disorder which affects a person’s ability to recognise
Jade-Ashleigh Archives and piles of collated images and objects scatter my studio, such as an inherited soap collection from my
Melina Wilde These ideas keep me here, rooted, transfixed to a spot, dissolving in absinthe, a sugar cube. The angels
Sammy Tapp and Georgia Lauren Graham Painting and the collision with reality and illusion.   The act of painting provides for
Beth Graham It's safe to say that we all live in somewhat of an illusion when it comes to our
Hannah Boyce Contemporary Wabi-Sabi draws on honest aspects of reality, for example, nature, natural processes and craftsmanship. Wabi-Sabi reconstructs these
Roisin Delaney Process.  My artwork is never complete, or at least never has an end. I find with my artwork
Deborah Dickinson Friedrich Hegel once said, ‘art expresses the spirit of a culture or age.’ This notion illustrates the self-expression that is
Daniel Randall Untitled (Hands 1) was my first real step into digital media. Using paint to act as a green-screen, I
Morgan Wright Speculative Zoology is a study in which scientists and artists predict the possible evolutionary outcomes of organisms that
Emily Stewart Push your fingers all the way into the luxury of opera gloves, with the glamour of fur, an
Beth Graham 125 plastic bottles. 213 bottle tops. 50 miscellaneous plastic trays and products. All of this was collected in
Maisie Moffat A literal representation of this issue’s theme of Process, these images show the evolution of my project inspired by
Lorraine Cooke I am an alumnus of NUA currently working between the UK and Cyprus. As a former gallery Manager and Curator of Art1821
Chani Blears The process has become the most important thing when it comes to my current practice. Over the last
Catia Pimentel “Corrosion” is the consolidation of my exploration within materials, processes and techniques.   Process is a key element in my
Beth Freer Background about the Competition (taken from NUA website):  BA (Hons) Fine Art student Bethany Freer is one of ten
Anna Ward In a gesture, I am attempting to exalt the mundane and elevate everyday objects. I looked upon the juxtaposing boundaries between the fluidity
Oliver Saunders Fear of the dark is innate.  Fear of the dark is innate. Our eyes fail to recognise a once familiar surrounding and
Melina Wilde I often use art to have a conversation with myself. The initial starting point for this piece was
Ji-Young Kim These photos embody what this odd and colourful bodysuit represents. A contrast itself of the meaning and the visuals. This
Beth Graham and Beth Stilgoe As a child, we view the world in a different light to our more experienced,
Imogen Jade Hurn This work was inspired by a question I have been researching throughout my unit 'Does social media
Chloe Ellis Daily commuters in the thousands they go,  Driving over the backbone of our town, do they know?  Propelled
Gemma Jouques ‘My practice is very much process led and material based. I view the act of generating/creating my work
Maddie Exton  ‘I Can't Remember What It's Like To Not Be Watched’ I Can't Remember What It's Like To Not Be Watched’ is
Nayeon Kang Here, light is recognised by several sharp-ended pieces of wood. The use of light and dark is for the sake of
Kristy Campbell Storehouse asked NUA graduate Kristy Campbell if she had any advice to give current students after stepping into
Naomi Kirk-Smith An interview with one of our shortlisted artists for our eye-opener exhibition, Naomi Kirk-Smith.  How was your self-portrait