Ubiquitous at every opening, The Student subdivides into two categories – the Very Serious and the Very Drunk. The Very Serious is invariably studying the artist whose work is showing, and they’re practically (sometimes literally) taking notes. They mumble and blush if they’re introduced to anyone ‘important’ – a curator, the genius behind the art – and speak in hushed tones as though they’re in church. Although they’re of the same genus as the Very Drunk, they’re certainly not friends. While the Very Drunk is having a whale of a time, and can’t quite believe that the wine is really, truly, free, the Very Serious student rolls their eyes at the philistine. Don’t they know how important this is? The Very Drunk doesn’t mind. They have the buoyant air of someone who’s in on a joke, and a bottle down.