What is Art? Students display their work to the public

Final year students will be exhibiting their projects within a gallery setting. The show will display a wide variety of disciplines including animation, computer games design, fashion, film, fine art, illustration, graphics, interior design, photography, product design, glass, ceramics, metals and textiles.

Dean of the School of Art & Design, Dr Bryony Conway, said: “I am enormously proud of our students. They have produced some remarkable pieces of artwork using a broad range of materials. Their work challenges us to consider ‘what is art?’ and reflect on how different materials and media can be combined to create amazingly innovative pieces. I extend a warm invitation to everyone to attend our undergraduate degree show which is a superb opportunity to view the work created by our talented students as they launch their professional careers.”

This year the University is running a schools and colleges day on 5 June in conjunction with Wolverhampton Art Gallery called ‘Wolverhampton City Art Day’.  Schools and colleges from the local region will take part in a range of activities that have been designed to offer an enriched art and design learning experience for 15 -18 year olds.

The day will include a guided tour of re:VIEW the School of Art & Design’s annual degree show, talks and tours from Wolverhampton Art Gallery and the opportunity to meet with aspiring artists.

Among those exhibiting at the degree show is BA (Hons) Fine Art student Stephanie Bannister who is inspired by various artists including controversial Damien Hirst. She has created works of art combining mechanics and raw materials (including the use of offal) to represent the movement of human organs. One of her pieces has been selected to be shown at the prestigious Saatchi Gallery in London.

Fellow local student Rupinder Sangha has drawn on her Indian heritage to create a colourful tapestry which demonstrates the process of sewing being seen as a social activity in art.

Fashion student Abbie Crane has produced textile designs for both interiors and fashion based on secret codes, wartime messages and nostalgic memories. With a sophisticated quirky edge, her wallpapers are thought provoking, whilst her silk scarves are laden with secrets and spies.

Re:VIEW is open to the public from Sat 1 June: 10am-4pm and Monday 3–Friday 7 June: 9am–5pm and is open to everyone.

The School of Art & Design is on the north corner of Stafford Street and the Ring Road; MK Building, Molineux Street, Wolverhampton WD1 1DT.

For more information, visit the degree show page.


For more information please contact Dawn Beddard in the Media Relations Office on 01902 322736

Date Issued: Thursday 30 May 2013

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