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8 June 2009 | PR 09/67

Biggest-ever art and design degree show in Centenary year

This year’s Loughborough University Art and Design degree show promises to be one of the biggest ever, with the work of around 500 final year students on display.

A piece from the showBeautiful illustrations, stunning sculptures and exquisite jewellery will be among the hundreds of pieces exhibited from 13 to 18 June. The annual show covers a whole host of artistic genres, including furniture, painting, film, graphic design, animation and textiles.

The work of many of the School’s award winning students will be on display, including that of Ben Cohen – who last year exhibited John, his portrait of a Loughborough bookshop worker, at the National Portrait Gallery – and Simon Yewdall, whose Yes We Can artwork, representing the election of Barack Obama, won a national competition run by The Sunday Times’ Style magazine.

“This year’s exhibition is particularly special for us, as we’re celebrating one hundred years of education in Loughborough, of which the School and before that the College of Art and Design have been a significant part,” says Professor Marsha Meskimmon, director of LUSAD.

“I’d wholeheartedly encourage everyone to come along and see the outstanding work on display at our degree show. You can’t help but admire the students’ talent and be impressed by their professional approach to art and design.

The show – which takes place at the School of Art and Design, off Epinal Way – is open from 10am to 4pm on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 June, and from 10am to 5pm from Monday 15 to Thursday 18 June inclusive. Admission is free and advance booking is not required.

A selection of pieces from the show

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Hannah Baldwin
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Notes for editors:

Members of the media are welcome to attend the Degree Show, which offers excellent opportunities for photography and filming. Please contact Hannah Baldwin, in advance (Tel. 01509 222239), if you would like to visit.

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research, strong links with industry and unrivalled sporting achievement.

It was awarded the coveted Sunday Times University of the Year 2008-09 title, and is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in national newspaper league tables. In the 2008 National Student Survey, Loughborough was voted one of the top five universities in the UK, with 22 out of 30 of its subject areas being ranked in the top ten for overall satisfaction. It was named winner of the 2006, 2007 and 2008 Times Higher award for the UK’s Best Student Experience and winner of the 2007 award for Outstanding Support for Overseas Students. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, the University has been awarded six Queen's Anniversary Prizes – an achievement bettered by no other institution.

It is a member of the esteemed 1994 Group – a set of internationally recognised, research-intensive universities – and has a reputation for the relevance of its work. Its degree programmes are highly regarded by professional institutions and businesses, and its graduates are consistently targeted by the UK’s top recruiters.

Loughborough is also the UK’s premier university for sport. It has perhaps the best integrated sports development environment in the world and is home to some of the country’s leading coaches, sports scientists and support staff. It also has the country’s largest concentration of world-class training facilities across a wide range of sports.

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