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Degree Show celebrates 50 years of creativity in Wolverhampton School of Art


Students from the University of Wolverhampton’s Faculty of Arts are showcasing work they’ve created during their degree studies – and it’s sure to be a draw locally.

The Faculty of Arts Degree Show 2019 is open to the public from Saturday 8th June until Wednesday 19th June 2019. The exhibition will be on display at the Wolverhampton School of Art, George Wallis Building, Molineux Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1DT.

This year, artwork from over 100 students across 12 degree courses will be on display, covering the areas of applied arts, digital media, fashion and textiles, fine art, graphic communication, illustration, interior design, photography and product design.

Visual Communications degree graduate, Ryan Jones, designed the ’50 Years’ brand.  He now works as a Design Partner at SEA Design in London, an award-winning graphic design agency working with global partners such as Monotype, Christie’s, Regatta, Jamie Oliver, and Gordon Ramsey.

The School has exhibited over 8,000 students' work since opening its doors at the first degree show in 1969, and has featured some of the brightest new artists and designers in the country. 

Maggie Ayliffe, Head of the Wolverhampton School of Art, said:  “Our celebratory end of year show is a chance for students to experience first-hand what it’s like to create their own display in a gallery environment. Not only have they crafted and developed ideas, they also learn what kind of work goes into organising and creating a professional exhibition.”

Sam Hope, Associate Dean, said: Once again our students have shown outstanding levels of creativity during the course of their studies. They have created some fantastic pieces of work across a variety of disciplines, which I’m sure will be enjoyed by everyone who comes along to view the Wolverhampton School of Art Degree Show 2019.

“The Creative Industries sector is the fastest growing sector in the UK and this is a chance to see work from the next generation of talented artists, designers and media professionals.”

Entry is free and open to everyone Monday to Saturday from 10.00 am until 4.00 pm.  The exhibition will be closed on Sundays.



For more information please contact the Corporate Communications Team.

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