Zac Hughson

  • 2020
  • Art
  • Sculpture - BA (Hons)

Zac Hughson: 2019-20

Zac Hughson
Zac Hughson 2019-20

What do you want people to know about your graduation project?

My graduation project exercises all the skills I’ve learned and developed throughout my degree to create a body of work that interrogates domestic space through an artistic practice.

I’ve managed to work across disciplines, utilizing the different facilities at Edinburgh College of Art to create a well-rounded and well-researched body of work.

What or who is your inspiration and why is following this route important to you? 

I’m largely inspired by my working-class background. It is incredibly central to my work and I feel I have duty to represent, engage and learn with these histories and politics though my art practice.

What has been your favourite thing about ECA and Edinburgh?

My favourite thing about ECA are the workspaces.

The whole ECA Main Building is a truly amazing place with the space and facilities to make and display work. The studios are gorgeous and within them a real sense of community develops amongst fellow students.

Being from Edinburgh, I can say that becoming a student at the University of Edinburgh provided me with a whole new way of understanding, using, and seeing this amazing city.

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Zac Hughson
Zac Hughson 2019-20
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Zac Hughson
Zac Hughson 2019-20

What are your hopes for life after ECA? Do you have any plans? 

I hope to continue to make well-researched work and expand my creative horizons with the training I have received at Edinburgh College of Art.

Despite the current pandemic, I have remained creative and been involved in two online shows. I feel this is an exciting moment for the future of my art practice and visual arts culture.

Is there anything you’d like to share about your experience studying here, perhaps relating to the things you’ve learned?

I’d say my experience of studying at ECA is invaluable. I have loved every minute of my time in this institution and feel that I have developed both professional and personal skills that will carry me in my whole life.


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