Monday, 18 May 2015
Over 100 emerging artists, designers, photographers, filmmakers, animators and illustrators will be showcasing their work at two Worcester locations this weekend.
All are final year students from degree courses in art and design at the University of Worcester, and the Worcester Degree Show 2015 will give them the opportunity to celebrate their success and exhibit the work which they have developed during their studies.
Work will be on display at the University’s City Campus and at the Garage Studios, off Hylton Road, with Thursday evening’s Private View followed by five days – Friday to Tuesday – during which the exhibition will be open to the public, between 10am and 4pm.
Maureen Gamble, Head of the University’s School of Art and Chair of the Degree Show Committee, says: “Our students have highly individual approaches, which have been developed during their time here.
“The Degree Show marks the launch of an exciting future for our final year students, and I would like to congratulate them on behalf of all our tutors, and wish them every success for the future.”
Worcester offers a wide range of undergraduate art degrees, and boasts internationally-renowned experts amongst its teaching staff, as well as the purpose-designed Garage Studio, which accommodates the range of practices explored by art students.
In recent years, art students and graduates of the University have enjoyed great success. Worcester is one of five Midlands universities which take part in New Art West Midlands; an initiative which sees the work of recent graduates displayed at some of the region’s most high profile galleries.
Three Worcester graduates were selected to take part this year, and one of those, Jade Blackstock, has recently had her work recognised by the Leverhulme Trust, which has awarded her a prestigious grant to help facilitate her postgraduate studies at the Royal College of Art.
Last year saw Illustration student Amanda Summers was named as one of twelve finalists in the prestigious International Lemniscaat Picture Book Illustration competition, which led to her work being displayed – along with that of the other finalists – on a world tour which took in locations such as Shanghai and The Hague.
For more information about the show and to view some of the work visit www.worcesterdegreeshows.co.uk
For more information on courses available at the University of Worcester, prospective students are invited to book a place at our next Open Day, which will take place on Sunday June 21st. For more information, or to book a place, visit the Open Day pages.