Art and design students from the University of Cumbria are busy making final preparations for the annual exhibition of their work, which opens this year on Monday 6 June.
Degree-level work from over 200 students, studying on 13 different courses, will be on display at the university’s Institute of the Arts campus on Brampton Road in Carlisle. Exhibits will include work from students graduating in subjects such as fine art, photography, graphic design, illustration, computer games design and television production, to name but a few. This is the first year the exhibition by fine art students will be displayed at this campus, following its move into new contemporary premises there last year. Their exhibition will include installations of painting, print, photography, performance, sculpture, video and audio works.
Fine art course leader Jane Topping says:
“Fine art students and staff are delighted to have joined our colleagues on the Institute of the Arts main campus. Our stunning new studios have worked exceptionally well as places of production and shall not fail to impress as an exhibition and gallery space. As ever, our students continue to surprise and impress with the range, ambition and quality of their work.”
Principal lecturer and exhibition organiser Steve Ogden says:
“The degree show has a special significance for our students and staff this year, as all our courses come together on one specialist campus for the first time.
“The exhibition celebrates the continuing success of the arts provision at the university and confirms the huge creative talent that is present here in Cumbria.”
In addition, final year students from drama, dance and musical theatre courses will be staging a performance of Pippin on Saturday 4 June. Tickets are available here
The exhibition is open from Monday 6 – Friday 10 June, from 10.00am – 4.00pm daily. Entrance is free and everyone is welcome.