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Sian Knight, Games Design, with her display

UCLan’s Lancashire Arts Festival Degree Show opens its doors to public

Talented students from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) are showing off their skills in a free public exhibition in the city.

As part of the Lancashire Arts Festival, a programme of creative events taking place across the University, UCLan’s annual Degree Show is once again exhibiting final year student work from the Faculty of Culture and Creative Industries across a variety of disciplines, from fine art to fashion to architecture.

From 9 – 16 June, work from more than 450 students will go on display to the local community.  Highlights of the exhibition include fashion garments fresh from London’s Graduate Fashion Week catwalk, award winning design projects and thought-provoking paintings and sculptures.

  

This year’s Degree Show has something to offer visitors of all ages and interests. I’d really encourage as many people as possible to come along and see what excellent and unique work the students have produced.

The Executive Dean of the Faculty, Dr Andrew Ireland, said: “We are excited to once again share the amazing talents of so many creative students who have worked hard to bring this exhibition together.  This year’s Degree Show has something to offer visitors of all ages and interests.  I’d really encourage as many people as possible to come along and see what excellent and unique work the students have produced.”

In addition, prizes are up for grabs for 11 students whose work is considered to be the very best of each discipline.  The Lancashire Arts Festival Awards are sponsored by Creative Lancashire and the winners’ work will go on display later this month at the Harris Museum and Art Gallery in an exhibition curated by Turner Prize nominee and UCLan Professor Lubaina Himid.

The Degree Show will begin on Friday, 9 June, 4.00pm – 9.00pm where the students will be on hand to introduce their work and then daily 10.00am – 4.00pm (including the weekend) until Friday 16 June.  Work is on display in four buildings and more information is available on the Lancashire Arts Festival website - https://lancashireartsfestival.co.uk/ People can also keep up with events by following #LancsArtsFest on Twitter.

View some of the students’ work on the UCLan Flickr gallery.

Lyndsey Boardman | 07 June 2017