Loughborough’s Art & Design School this month will be hosting a charity art exhibition showcasing and selling work produced during a collaborative project by students from Loughborough and Japan.
Tension is a postcard exhibition featuring work by students on each pathway of Loughborough University’s Art and Design Foundation Studies course – 3D Design, Fashion and Textiles, Fine Art and Visual Communication – and a visiting group of Curatorship and Fine Art students from Joshibi University of Art and Design in Tokyo. The students will work together to curate the exhibition.
All the postcards in the exhibition will be for sale, with proceeds going to a local children’s hospice charity, Rainbows.
Tension will be open to the public 10am-4pm, from Tuesday 26th February until Friday 1st March in the Fine Art Gallery, based in the School of the Arts, English and Drama, Loughborough University, Epinal Way, LE11 3TU.
This week sees the launch of the Postgraduate Arts Degree Show down at the School of the Arts, English and Drama.
The Loughborough University Postgraduate Degree Show is an opportunity to view the original and innovative work produced by graduating MA Graphic Design and Visualisation and MA Art and Design (Studio Practice) students.
The pieces are inspired and influenced by a diverse range of sources and cultures, and encourage visitors to question everyday concepts while appreciating the technical skill of the exhibitors.
Notable works include those by Jacqui Gallon, who explores absence and presence in relation to loss, mourning and the clothing left behind after death and Yia-Loren Gomez, whose research focuses on theories of light and its effect on people’s mood.
Meanwhile, Mengfan Yu takes the confusion and uneasiness of life in the city as a theme in order to investigate the relationships between people, the environment and the architecture.
The show will be open 10am-5pm on 21-23 September in the Fine Art Gallery, School of the Arts, English and Drama, Loughborough University. Please access the gallery via the Edward Barnsley Building on Epinal Way, and follow the signs to the show.
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The annual Postgraduate Arts Degree Show 2016 will open with a Private View on Wednesday 21st September, 5-7pm, and will be open to the public Thursday 22nd-Saturday 24th September, 10am-5pm, in the Fine Art Building at Loughborough University.
The Degree Show is an opportunity for students to showcase their skill, vision and ingenuity, all of which are enhanced by the level of sophistication that results from exploring a discipline in greater depth.
Students on both courses are encouraged to develop their own visual language, and to express this through traditional and contemporary media. At the heart of these courses is an emphasis on experimenting with materials, processes and techniques, and on refining individual skills and practice. The Degree Show is one of several opportunities for students to develop the entrepreneurial skills needed to pursue a career in the creative industries.
The Loughborough Design School will be holding its annual Degree Show this month in the School’s exhibition space.
The event is an opportunity to see the final year project work from the School’s Industrial Design & Technology BA, Product Design & Technology BSc, Ergonomics (Human Factors Design) BSc and Design Ergonomics BSc students who will graduate this summer.
The show starts on Friday 10th June and runs until Tuesday 14th June and is open 10am – 4pm daily. Entrance is free.