I had a look around the Duncan of Jordanstone Degree Show in Dundee last weekend and these were my main eight:
Amanda Lambert, Fine Art: Busy, well-composed large pieces with an excellent use of colour.
Karen Goode, Fine Art: Massive, weighty, fearless abstract landscapes full of movement. For me, the most arresting pieces in the building.
Emma Jolly, Fine Art: Exploring the outsider’s identity using some striking masks. The best-hidden display space I stumbled over, definitely worth it.
Emma Doig, Fine Art: Merging figurative and abstract art to create a strong sense of light, air and movement in a series of paintings of figures that are either floating or thrashing through the air. Warning: her website as yet only has the most frustrating close-ups of tiny sections of her work.
Marisa Satsia, Fine Art: Photography, sculpture, printing, ceramics and embroidery are all used to play with notions of scale and notions of self, as Marisa looks at her own body from blood cells to fingernails under the microscope.
Eva O’Neil Harrold, Fine Art: Intimate, warm, small pieces that almost seem out of focus in an immersive fashion.
Alice Maselnikova, Art, Philosophy, Contemporary Practices: Alice created an art cave, inviting people to crawl through a padded hole in the wall to explore a space filled with soft textures, to create art where the sense of touch plays a vital part. This is a highly dedicated individual: her contact details were printed on tiny hand-stitched pillows.
Jay Frazer, APCP: An incredibly bold, eight-months-in-the-making single piece containing twenty thousand tiny hand-painted clay balls suspended in concentric circles. Meditative, restful and absorbing.