Can you make artwork engaging the materials you use via a response to where they came from? How can the sources, narratives and histories of the materials you choose be embedded in what you make? Art students were asked to consider their materials as collaborators.
In response to the theme of the Anthropocene, students carried out research into the processes and politics involved in extraction, manufacture and transportation of raw materials. The projects aim to bring together the subject, method and tools employed by the student artists so that the theme of their work produced is also its material premise.