Exhibition showcases emerging talent

Members of the public are invited to an exhibition which will launch the careers of over 150 talented artists, designers and photographers from the University of Chester.

A key event in the academic year, the Art and Design Degree Show 2014, entitled ‘They’, is an exclusive opportunity to see original work from the latest emerging talent in the creative industries including fine art, photography, graphic design and in some cases modern languages, journalism and education.

Centered at the University’s new Contemporary Art Space Chester (CASC) – a new gallery development at the University’s Kingsway Buildings, the exhibition will celebrate the achievements of the students’ three years of study in their chosen disciplines.

Neil Grant, Head of Art and Design at the University said: “The Art and Design Degree Show will demonstrate the talent, drive and enthusiasm being nurtured in the Department and is a fantastic opportunity for members of the public to see the potential of our students.

“The University has a growing reputation for the employability of its graduates and the impact they can make to the cultural and economic development of the region. This is an essential aspect of contemporary visual arts education and the students are keen to be part of this developing story against the background of the current economic climate.”

The internationally renowned designer Ken Garland after a recent visit to the Art and Design department wrote.

“I have to say that, in a long association with colleges of art and design in the UK, US, Australia and Europe, I have rarely seen such excellent work in progress or such responsive students and staff.” Ken Garland March 2014
The official opening of the exhibition will take place on Thursday June 19, at 6pm until 9pm at the CASC Gallery. The exhibition will then be open daily from 10am-4pm from June 20- 25. Entry is free. For more information visit the CASC Gallery page on Facebook or follow @They_willbe on Twitter.



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