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Hive's First Art Exhibition Brings International Works Together

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An exhibition of 26 artists has captured the imagination of visitors to The Hive with sculptures, paintings, photography and digital film all taking centre stage.

The exhibition, titled Flood Alert: Be Prepared, is the first exhibition in the new £60m joint public and university library in Worcester and features the work of past and present University of Worcester graduates.

As part of the exhibition, a special fashion show and viewing will take place on Friday, July 13th, hosted both at the City’s Guildhall and The Hive. The fashion show at The Guildhall, starting at 5.30pm, will feature the work of art graduates Paul and Nora Battenberg-Cartwright, who have just returned from showcasing their designs at the Berlin Fashion Show.

Rachel Bradley, the exhibition organiser said: “Flood Alert: Be Prepared showcases work by artists who have recently studied at University of Worcester who are just starting out in their careers. Their work has been selected because they show real potential to continue making work that puts Worcester’s visual arts activity on the map. As the title of the exhibition suggests, there may not be a deluge of artists in Worcester just yet, but optimistic forecasts indicate that we should be prepared.”

As well as vast home-grown talent, the exhibition, which runs until July 22nd, also features works by international students originally from Kurdistan, Romania, Mexico, Germany, Finland and Bulgaria.

As well as vast home-grown talent, the exhibition, which runs until July 22nd, also features international works, including photographs from a Kurdistan graduate, illustrations from a Bulgarian graduate and prints from a Mexican graduate.

The exhibition is open during The Hive’s opening hours, which are 8.30am to 10pm daily. The works will be on show during The Queen’s official opening of the building on Wednesday, July 11th .