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26 May 2015

Up-and-coming artists and designers showcase their work at degree show

Artwork by Laura Middleton

Loughborough University’s School of the Arts and Design School students will exhibit their work to members of the public, schools and businesses in their end of year show opening in June.

The School of the Arts Degree Show 2015 is open to the public from Saturday 6 June until Sunday 14 June. It will be staged across the School of the Arts sites from 10am until 5pm daily.

The show, which includes the Foundation Art & Design 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.

Illustration student Laura Middleton will be among those exhibiting at the event. With an interest in storytelling, Laura’s illustrations in pencil and paint present fresh interpretations of familiar stories.  Her work takes a contemporary approach to traditional media by combining pencil and paint with graphic elements and bold compositions to depict ideas that break away from cliché.

Matteo Allodi, a Fine Art student, will also be displaying his series of innovative cast cornet and glass sculptures which explore ideas relating to ‘ruins’. His inspiration and the concept of ruin has recently been extensively explored in a survey exhibition at Tate Britain.

Dean of the School of the Arts, English and Drama, Professor Alison Yarrington said: “The work which you encounter in our Arts Degree Show 2015 is imaginative, adventurous, inspiring and thought provoking, bringing the individual and unique talents of our final-year students into an inspiring collective event.

Challenging convention and understanding the benefits of taking risks, many of these enterprising new artists and designers will go on from here to contribute to the UK’s outstanding role in the arts and creative industries.”

The Design School show will be open to the public on Friday 12 June until Monday 15 June, from 10am until 5pm. It will feature work from all undergraduate finalists for the very first time, including Design Ergonomics and Ergonomics (Human Factors Design) students.

On show at Loughborough Design School will be a range of prototype designs, project abstracts and information about the designers and their individual projects.  It is a fantastic opportunity to meet talented students and gain an understanding of their inspiration, ideas and innovations.  

Dean of the Design School, Tracy Bhamra comments: “Our annual Degree Show is an excellent opportunity for businesses, students and members of the public to see the creativity and technological innovation our students have developed.  

This year we are also very proud to be exhibiting work from our Ergonomics and Design Ergonomics students for the very first time.”




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Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, putting it among the best universities in the world, and was named University of the Year in the What Uni Student Choice Awards 2015. Loughborough is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’ and is in the top 10 in England for research intensity. It was 2nd in the 2015 THE Student Experience Survey and was named Sports University of the Year 2013-14 by The Times and Sunday Times. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

In 2015 the University will open an additional academic campus in London’s new innovation quarter. Loughborough University London, based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, will offer postgraduate and executive-level education, as well as research and enterprise opportunities.



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