Degree exhibitions will showcase the work of the artists and designers of the future
Members of the public and potential employers will be able to see the amazing work of students from Loughborough University’s School of Arts and the Design School when the degree shows are staged later this month.
The School of the Arts show opens to the public on Saturday June 7 and will run to Sunday, June 15. It is being staged across the School of the Arts sites from 10am until 5pm daily.
The finals exhibition will feature the work of more than 400 final year undergraduate and foundation students across a range of artistic disciplines including Fine Art, Textiles, 3D Design, Graphic Communication and Illustration.
Among the work on display will be that of D&AD prize-winning student, Eloise Adler, together with Natalie goldsmith who has created the professional photography showcase, Carnival. There are also many exhibits that have won prestigious prizes at the Bradford Textiles Awards, and a bewildering array of nationally recognised successes in Fine Art and three-dimensional design.
Head of Department, Andrew Selby said: “Our students have a great track record of going on to make great names for themselves in the world of art and design. The Finals Exhibition is a great opportunity to see their work and talent first hand. The variety and quality of work on display always amazes visitors and is testament to the quality, determination and professionalism of our students.”
The Design School show is staged in the Design School and runs from Friday, June 13 to Tuesday, June 17 and is open to the public every day except Saturday evening which is for family and friends. Opening hours are 10am-5pm except June 17 when it closes at 4.30pm.
Tuesday is an important day for the students because they will be able to showcase their work to a number of industry contacts and companies interested in head hunting graduate designers.
The show includes the work of over 100 students and the highlights include Vela, a retro styled sailing helmet with interchangeable attachments by student Sebastian Beebee; Numa, an energy efficient indoor clothes dryer by Daniel Brooks; Episode, an innovative epinephrine auto-injector by Dale Comley; and Vi, a recycled plastic bicycle frame by Stuart Thompson.
Professor Tracy Bhamra, Dean of the Design School, said: “This year our final year students have produced an incredible array of innovative and creative products. I would invite everyone to come along to meet the students and see their ingenious ideas, talent and skills on display”
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