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Hi! I've just got the confirmation that unis have got my application, but I'm starting to think about how to put together my fine art portfolio for any interviews. Problem is, there's so much conflicting evidence on the internet - how do I go about it? From presenting it, to what pieces to choose? Some ppl say you need to show progress in an idea, and others say you need to bookend your portfolio with your strongest work, etc... what's the best way?

It's early days, and I guess that the unis will probably detail what they want, but do any of you have tips or advice? My issue as an artist is that I have a few favourite materials and styles, and so showing a very broad skill set is kinda hard for me, unless I drop in random pieces that are more experimental (but aren't necessarily my favourites). Is that good or not so good an idea?

Can you guys talk me through how you organised your portfolios? Any pictures of them that you've got would be rad. Sorry for all the questions.
Tnx in advance!
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Hi! I've just got the confirmation that unis have got my application, but I'm starting to think about how to put together my fine art portfolio for any interviews. Problem is, there's so much conflicting evidence on the internet - how do I go about it? From presenting it, to what pieces to choose? Some ppl say you need to show progress in an idea, and others say you need to bookend your portfolio with your strongest work, etc... what's the best way?

It's early days, and I guess that the unis will probably detail what they want, but do any of you have tips or advice? My issue as an artist is that I have a few favourite materials and styles, and so showing a very broad skill set is kinda hard for me, unless I drop in random pieces that are more experimental (but aren't necessarily my favourites). Is that good or not so good an idea?

Can you guys talk me through how you organised your portfolios? Any pictures of them that you've got would be rad. Sorry for all the questions.
Tnx in advance!
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