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BxNU MFA Virtual Events

Tue 25 May 15.00 & 18.00

Open Day | Learn more about BxNU Master of Fine Art

Tue 25 May 15.00-17.00

Booking required

Meet academics and students of the BxNU Master of Fine Art and learn how you could develop your practice and ideas in a unique and challenging research environment. Run in partnership between Northumbria University, Newcastle and the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead, this two-year full-time MFA programme of study supports students in the realisation of new forms of aesthetic expression and social connectedness.

The programme is currently reviewing applications for September 2021 start. For those interested in applying we are holding an online information event where you can talk to current students, and members of the team from Northumbria and BALTIC, to find out more about what we offer.

To book your free place, please email Gavin Butt: gavin.butt@northumbria.ac.uk


Experiment Now | BxNU MFA hosts Patrick Staff in conversation with Gavin Butt & Corin Sworn

Tue 25 May 18.00-19.30

Booking required

Join Experiment Now, an in conversation with Patrick Staff, an artist living and working in Los Angeles, USA and London. Patrick's work combines video installation, performance, and publishing, to explore the ways in which history, technology, capitalism, and the law have transformed the social constitution of our bodies today, with a particular focus on gender, debility, and biopolitics.

Patrick will be in conversation with MFA course directors Gavin Butt and Corin Sworn to discuss their work and the limits and possibilities of artistic experiment within it and within the contemporary world.

Book your free place at this event here.

Staff’s work has been exhibited, screened, and performed internationally, including at the Serpentine Galleries, London (2019); Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2019); and MOCA, Los Angeles (2017) amongst others. Their work is held in public and private collections internationally including MOMA, New York; MOCA, Los Angeles; and the Tate Collection, UK.


The BxNU Master of Fine Art is offered in partnership between BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and Northumbria University, Newcastle. It focuses upon fine art as an exploratory form of research activity driving the creation of new forms of aesthetic expression and social connectedness. It looks toward the future of cultural work as diverse, networked and socially transformative. Find out more about the course here: www.bxnu.institute