28 May 2003

PR 02/39

Striking Art and Design show unveiled

The Loughborough University School of Art and Design (LUSAD) is about to unveil its annual degree show. The entire school will be transformed into a vast gallery to showcase diverse and stunning work from degree students of illustration, graphic communication, painting, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, silversmithing, jewellery, furniture and textiles. The degree show is free of charge and is open to the public, schools and industry between Saturday 8 June and Tuesday 11 June, from 10am – 4pm daily.

The show will feature the final year projects of students on Batchelor of Arts Degree courses within Loughborough University. All programmes have a high rate of employment with some of the world’s most prestigious design groups, and students regularly win national and international awards, including the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA), New Designers, and prestigious commissions from large organisations and private individuals.

Exhibits include a gallery of innovative illustrations in areas as varied as politics, publishing and advertising, for campaigns with leading high street brands. Also included will be woven, print and multi-media textiles designs that have already caught the eye of international designers such as Donna Karan, Ralph Lauren and Christian Lacroix.

Furniture Design students will show a range of thought provoking objects that question the scope of design in the future. Exhibits will vary from the imaginative Chaise Longue derived from a living willow tree, to a futuristic two metre ‘sleeping tube’, challenging the convention of the modern bed.




Chris Musson demonstrates the 'sleeping tube'

Members of the public and industry are very welcome to visit the degree show, which will take place in Loughborough University School of Art and Design, off Epinal Way, Loughborough
Admission is free and advance booking is not required.


For further information please contact:
Fleur Stanford, Marketing, Loughborough University Innovations Ltd
T: 01509 228684, E: F.T.Stanford@lboro.ac.uk
Publicity Office, T: 01509 222224.

Note to editors

1. Members of the press are very welcome to attend the degree shows which represent excellent opportunities for photography, filming and interviews. Previews can also be arranged in advance of the shows opening on 8 June. Please contact Fleur Stanford on the above number, in advance, if you wish to attend.

2. Loughborough has an established reputation for excellence in teaching and research, strong links with industry, and unrivalled sporting achievement. Assessments of teaching quality by the Quality Assurance Agency place Loughborough in the top flight of UK universities, and industry highlights Loughborough in its top five for graduate recruitment. Around 30% of the University’s income is for research. The University has been awarded three Queen’s Anniversary Prizes: for its collaboration with aerospace and automotive companies such as BAE Systems, Ford and Rolls Royce; for its work in developing countries; and for pioneering research in optical engineering.



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