Mengfan Yu artwork

Image: Mengfan Yu

Loughborough University Postgraduate Arts Degree Show 2017

The Loughborough University Postgraduate Arts Degree Show is an opportunity to view the original and innovative work produced by graduating MA Graphic Design and Visualisation and MA Art and Design (Studio Practice) students.

Yia Loren-Gomez artwork

Image: Yia-Loren Gomez

The pieces are inspired and influenced by a diverse range of sources and cultures, and encourage visitors to question everyday concepts while appreciating the technical skill of the exhibitors.

Notable works include those by Jacqui Gallon, who explores absence and presence in relation to loss, mourning and the clothing left behind after death, and Yia-Loren Gomez, whose research focuses on theories of light and its effect on people’s mood.

Meanwhile, Mengfan Yu takes the confusion and uneasiness of life in the city as a theme in order to investigate the relationships between people, the environment and the architecture.

Dr Marco Bohr, Postgraduate Programme Director for the Arts at Loughborough University, said: “The degree show marks the end of a chapter filled with creativity, inquiry, and curiosity.

“Doing a postgraduate arts degree is not just a chance to study and explore different art forms and media, it’s also an opportunity to make connections with people, build professional networks and, in some cases, lifelong friendships.

“This notion of connectivity is expressed in the work on display whereby students actively reach out beyond their disciplines or look to engage with a different type of user or viewer.”

The show will be open 10am-5pm on 21-23 September in the Fine Art Gallery, School of the Arts, English and Drama, Loughborough University. Please access the gallery via the Edward Barnsley Building on Epinal Way, and follow the signs to the show.

More details of the show and the exhibitors can be found here