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Winchester School of Art showcases emerging art and design talent

Published: 22 June 2005

From fine art to fashion, the work of talented young artists and designers from Winchester School of Art (WSA) will be showcased in its annual Degree Show, which opens to the public on Saturday 25 June.

The annual degree shows are the culmination of three years of undergraduates' hard work and experience at WSA. Every June the entire School is transformed into the largest gallery in Hampshire for a short period as the students show off their final assessment work in painting, printmaking, sculpture, visual art, textile art, knitted textiles, printed textiles, woven textiles and fashion.

This year's shows follow a very successful year for WSA, with a large number of students nominated for and winning prestigious awards. Earlier this month, fashion student Alexa Davies won the L'Oreal Best Use of Colour Award at Graduate Fashion Week. Hannah Shadwick, who is studying woollen textiles, recently won the Wool Textile Organisation World Wool Award 2005 Fashion and Design prize with her collection of fashion fabrics. The competition is open to students and young designers all over the world. Both students will be exhibiting their work at the degree shows.

On Friday 24 June there will be a private view before the show opens to the general public. The WSA Degree Show 2005 is open to the public on Saturday 25 June between 11am and 3pm and from Monday 27 June until Friday 1 July between 11am and 8pm every day.

Notes for editors

  1. Members of the press are invited to attend the private view on Friday 24 June between 6pm and 9pm. If you would like to attend or send a photographer, please contact Christine Dear at Winchester School of Art on 023 8059 7141.
  2. Digital images of some of the works in the Degree Show are available from Media Relations on request.
  3. Winchester School of Art merged with the University of Southampton in 1996. Founded in 1860, WSA has an international reputation for research and teaching in art, art history and design.

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