Striking student artworks on show

This year’s School of Art & Design undergraduate show, re:View, opens its doors on Monday, 6 June 2011.

Final year students from the School of Art & Design will be displaying their work throughout the MK Building in Molineux Street, Wolverhampton.

Among this year’s designs are an ornate garden in a suitcase and a giant glass conker.

Dean of the School of Art & Design, Dr Bryony Conway, said: “Our students continue to impress with the scope and range of their creative designs. Our annual undergraduate show is one of the highlights in the School of Art & Design calendar, and this year’s student exhibits once again display the outstanding artistic skills and knowledge within the School.”

Among those exhibiting is BA (Hons) Applied Arts student Anna Skrzypecki, who is the recipient of the nationwide Goldsmiths Precious Metal Bursary. Anna will be showcasing tableware inspired by Russian architecture, including a sterling silver spice pot.

She said: “The spice pots I created were inspired by buildings such as the basilica with its onion domes. These shapes also mean the pieces create beautiful shadows and when filled with spices they express the colours used in this style of architecture.”

BA (Hons) Fine Art student Lee Hyett has invented a new use for luggage by creating formal gardens within suitcases complete with living plants, functioning water features and garden ornaments.

Marie Macklem-Allsop, a BA (Hons) Design and Applied Arts (Glass) student, has used an industrial glasswork process to create pieces inspired by autumn. Marie’s ornaments are made by adding leaf shapes in various metals to swirling clear glass to produce the illusion of leaves in the wind. Pieces include a giant glass conker shell with brass leaf inclusions and a bowl with carved leaves.

The exhibition is open to the public from Monday, 6 June to Friday, 10 June 2011 from 9am to 5pm and on Saturday, 11 June 2011 from 10am to 4pm.

For further details please contact Bhavna Parmar at art-design@wlv.ac.uk

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