Sayers’ project is about colour and people. The artist set out to explore the connections people have to colour – how we express ourselves, our subjective feelings and associations with them, and how they shape our experiences. “Views about colour vary greatly across cultures and history, in tandem with their availability. Whilst artists, scientists and philosophers worked to figure out what colours meant to us, they began to devise rules and binaries. This included the (ever-changing) standards of masculine and feminine colours,” Sayers says. “My final piece explores the effects of placing binaries over the uncontainable, of boxing in what may be a spectrum.” It is a group of overlapping illustrations about experiencing and breaking out of boundaries – repeating and fragmented. It has a changing coloured light projection on top, showing how what we see as solid may be relative and malleable.
Kirsten Walker’s garments and fashion show investigate the naked female body, focusing on how it is both sexualised and censored.
Niamh Warren’a final project is a sculpture, which centres on the human feelings of fear – conjuring alarm bells and the fight-or-flight instinct.