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UCLan Degree Show Launch

Date and Time17 June 2021 - 4pm - 6pm BST
LocationOnline Event
UCLan Degree Show Launch information
Target Audience: Public
Entry Fee: Free

Join us for the online launch of the 2021 UCLan Degree Show. This annual celebratory event is a rite of passage for our creative students, it showcases their talent and hard work to the public and industry, launching them into their future careers.

This online event will include the presentation of our annual Degree Show Awards, run each year in association with Creative Lancashire. 

You will also hear some celebratory words from our Vice-Chancellor, Graham Baldwin, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Culture and the Creative Industries, Jane Anthony and Turner Prize winner, Lubaina Himid CBE.

Lubaina will officially open access to the Degree Show website where you will be introduced to the next generation of UCLan creative talent, through a wide range of specially created architecture, art, design, fashion, media and performing arts exhibits.

This event will be on YouTube with a live chat box, after which you will be directed to the Degree Show website. If you would like to attend our launch event, please register your attendance and a joining link will be emailed to you ahead of the event.


Check out the 2020 event and find out more about the Degree Show Awards below.

Degree Show Awards

There are five categories, each sponsored by a member of the creative industries who will announce the names of the winners during the event. Winners will each receive an exciting placement, mentoring or support opportunity from their sponsor.

  • Frontier IP Group plc Award for Craft
  • Creative Lancashire Award for Enterprise
  • Preen Award for Insight
  • The Super Slow Way Award for Society and Sustainability
  • FYC Award for Technology Innovation  

All winners will not only receive an award plaque after the event but will also be given opportunities by their awards sponsor for mentoring, work experience or networking.

Webpage header image artwork by Melissa Heyes - BA (Hons) Fine Art.

Lubaina Himid
Lubaina Himid

We are proud to announce that Lubaina Himid will be speaking at the Degree Show Launch. Lubaina (b. Zanzibar, 1954) lives and works in Preston, UK, and is Professor of Contemporary Art at the University of Central Lancashire. She is the winner of the 2017 Turner Prize. Himid has exhibited extensively in the UK and abroad. In 2021 Himid will present a major monographic exhibition at Tate Modern, London. Significant solo exhibitions include Spotlights, Tate Britain, London (2019); The Grab Test, Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, The Netherlands (2019); Lubaina Himid, CAPC Bordeaux, France (2019); Work From Underneath, New Museum, New York (2019); Gifts to Kings, MRAC Languedoc Roussillon Midi-Pyrénées, Sérignan (2018); Our Kisses are Petals, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead (2018); The Truth Is Never Watertight, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe (2017); Navigation Charts, Spike Island, Bristol (2017); and Invisible Strategies, Modern Art Oxford (2017). Selected group exhibitions include Frieze Sculpture, London (2020); Risquons-Tout, WIELS, Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels (2020); Slow Painting, Hayward Touring UK travelling exhibition (2020); En Plein Air, The High Line, New York (2019–2020); Sharjah Biennial 14, UAE (2019); Glasgow International (2018); Berlin Biennale (2018); The Place is Here, Nottingham Contemporary, UK (2017); Keywords, Tate Liverpool (2014); and Burning Down the House, Gwangju Biennale (2014). Her work is held in various museum and public collections, including Tate; British Council Collection; Arts Council Collection; UK Government Art Collection; Museum Ludwig, Cologne; Victoria & Albert Museum, London; National Museums Liverpool; Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; and Rhode Island School of Design, Providence. A monograph, titled Lubaina Himid: Workshop Manual, was released in 2019 from Koenig Books.

Find out more by visiting Lubaina's full profile.

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