the guardian | Julia Kollewe:

This is the time of year when budding artists around the country are busy putting the finishing touches to their final degree showpieces, the fruits of their past few years of artistic labour. Starting today, Slade School of Fine Art in London and Falmouth University in Cornwall are among the art colleges running the first of about 100 graduation shows in coming months, presenting the latest “hot” art produced by students.

The annual BA and MA shows are a great place to pick up a piece of original artwork that you can enjoy looking at, but which could also turn out to be a savvy financial investment. You are also supporting promising young artists for whom it is incredibly important to make their first sale as they leave college and step out into the real world…read more

Image | David Sillitoe |Jane Eccles has bought 59 pieces of art over the past three years