Drawing of a row of fish on a blue background

Sardines – BA Fine Art Degree Show 2024 – University of Leeds

Sardines showcases the works of 43 artists from the University of Leeds who have navigated their academic journey in busy shared studios and collaborative conditions.

Through a diverse array of mediums and expressions, the exhibition reveals the paths these artists are taking from their mutual experiences as students to the world beyond university.

The artists behind Sardines have formed a tight, vibrant community of individuals through creating art together over the past few years. They have collectively curated an exhibition that playfully celebrates the ways of making and the range of experiences that come from working side by side within shared spaces.

Artworks are united under one roof through the student-led curation of this group show, whilst exploring diverse themes such as satire, protest, femininity, surveillance, extended realities, play and identity.

Sardines offers a chance for you to see what this generation of artists care about and where they are headed. From provocative paintings to immersive installations, no two artworks are alike yet all represent small fish ready to dive into the big pond.

Join us to witness the future of art as these emerging artists prepare to make a big splash!


Abby Colclough • Alex Neish • Amelia Bird • Annabel Adern • Ava Da Costa Freeman • Charlotte Aldred • Charlotte Hullah • Daisy Grange • Danni Yao • Ed Green • Eleanor Marshall • Elizabeth Wilkinson • Ella Georgiou • Emilia Bryant • Eris Guilliam • Faye Fan • Fergus Thomas • Florence Bennett • Francesca Scott • Georgia Bennett • Georgia Jones • Hannah Guy • Ho Pao • Imogen Climo • Jazmin Camilleri • Jessica Bills • Jiayun Li • Jun Rui Lo • Livia Garrod • Lucas Mitchell • Mathilda Doubleday • Mia Jones • Michael Grayshon • Millie Porritt • Nance Yang • Naomi Marchbank • Niamh Warren • Nina Jurewicz • Rhiannon Piper • Ruth Dodgson • Skye Davies • Tiago Beltrão •  Zara Sajovic

Find out about each artist taking part and see examples of their practice so far.


The exhibition will be open to the public daily from 6 to 16 June 2024, 10am to 6pm.

Private View: Thursday 6 June from 6 to 9pm. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to fincomms@leeds.ac.uk


School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies
University Road
University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT

Find out more

Follow the artists on Instagram @sardinesshow

Press information

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