Art and design students put on a great show

Art and design students put on a great show

Final year art and design students from the University of Cumbria are putting the finishing touches to the annual undergraduate exhibition, which opens on Saturday 30 May.

Degree-level work from over 200 students, studying on 11 different courses, will be on display at the university sites at Brampton Road and Caldewgate.

At the university’s Brampton Road campus, exhibits will include work from students graduating in a wide range of courses such as computer game design, photography, graphic design, illustration and television production.

In the specialist fine art centre at Newcastle Street, Caldewgate, the graduating class has curated an exciting and diverse exhibition. Installations will include paintings, prints, photography, film and audio works. This will be the last exhibition at Caldewgate before the fine art course moves to new state-of-the-art premises at Brampton Road, and the exceptional standard of work on display will be a fitting celebration of this exciting development.

In addition, students from the drama, dance and musical theatre courses will be performing both matinee and evening productions of Chess and Sweet Charity from Thursday 28 to Saturday 30 May. Tickets are available from www.stanwixtheatre.co.uk.   

Principal lecturer and exhibition organiser Steve Ogden says:

“As always, we are absolutely thrilled with the standard of work being presented at this year’s degree show. The exhibition celebrates the continuing success of the arts provision within the university and is a credit to both the students and the staff.”

The exhibitions are open from Saturday 30 May – Friday 5 June from 10.00am – 4.00pm (closed Sunday).  Entrance at both sites is free and everyone is welcome.