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Exhibition of innovative student artwork


Giant plaster of Paris models, illustrations for children’s books and clothing highlighting the dark side of the fashion industry will be among the student artwork on show at the University of Wolverhampton exhibition.

The annual undergraduate degree show, Re:View, will take place at the University’s School of Art & Design from Wednesday 6 to Saturday 9 June 2012.

Final year students will be exhibiting their projects which include photography, fine art, animation, computer games design, film, illustration, graphic communication, interior design, product design, glass, ceramics, metals, textiles and fashion.

Dean of the School of Art & Design, Dr Bryony Conway, said: “Our students produce an amazingly diverse range of work that ranges from thought-provoking to innovative and beautiful. Our annual undergraduate degree show is an opportunity to celebrate talent across the board before students launch themselves into their careers.”

This year there are two special events happening alongside the show. A fashion show by BA (Hons) Fashion and Textile students will be held at the Arena Theatre in Wolverhampton on Wednesday 6 June 2012 at 7pm and a film screening by BA (Hons) Video and Film Production students will take place on Thursday 7 June at 7pm at the School of Art and Design.

Among those exhibiting at the degree show is BA (Hons) Fashion and Textile student Jessica Janiak who has created six garments portraying the darker side of the fashion industry, including pollution, ‘fast’ fashion, celebrity culture and vanity. She says she was inspired by a trip to India with the University and wanted to create items that are desirable yet meaningful.

Blair Frame will be exhibiting his illustrations for a children’s book. The BA (Hons) Illustration student says: “The show is the culmination of three years of work. It is exciting and a bit scary, but I’m pleased with what I’ve produced.”

Other exhibits include an installation by BA (Hons) Fine Art student Rachel Ferguson of more than 500 brown paper bags, which are arranged in rows to explore similarity and difference, and giant sculptures by Anna Smith made from plaster of Paris, chicken wire and bandages to represent the body in an alternative way.

Re:View is open to the public from Wednesday 6 to Friday 8 June from 10am to 7pm and on Saturday 9 June from 10am to 4pm.

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

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