Art students show off their degree creations

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VISUAL arts students from the University of Cumbria’s Lancaster campus will be displaying their final year degree work in a new exhibition.

Visualise, which is the university’s Alexandra Gallery and Art Studios, showcases the work of 15 students.

The work on show includes installations, video, sculpture, graphic work, painting, photography, digital media and drawings, and represents a diverse and elective approach to materials and ideas.

One of the exhibiting students, Simon Janes, from Manchester, said: “It’s been hard work because we have had to organise and put this exhibition together ourselves.

“I’ve really enjoyed the run-up to the opening, because I’ve been able to work closely with the technicians and other members of the group to get the studio ready for installation.

“Over the past two years, I have been going to Newcastle to learn how to make stained glass windows, and it has been such a brilliant experience – really informing my studio practice. I’m going to miss being at university, but I know for sure that I want to carry on making art.”

The exhibition holds special significance for these students as they are the last cohort to graduate from this course in Lancaster, as provision is being consolidated to the university’s specialist fine art site in Carlisle.

Linn Løvli Molid is an international student from Porsgrunn, Norway and said she has enjoyed her time at the University of Cumbria and living in Lancaster.

She said: “I feel this has been a life changing experience coming to Lancaster and I am really excited about this exhibition.” Visualise is open to the public every day until Wednesday, June 13, 9am – 4.30pm in the university’s Alexandra Gallery and Art Studios, Bowerham Road, Lancaster. Entrance is free.