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Winchester School of Art

Degree show showcases students creative talents

Published: 17 June 2014

Winchester School of Art has been transformed into one of the south’s largest exhibitions of student art and design this week to celebrate the creative talents of its undergraduate students.

Linjing Feng

The campus in Park Avenue has thrown open its doors to the public to showcase the huge range of diverse, challenging and exciting final year works from students across Fine Art, Fashion and Textile Design, Fashion Marketing and Graphic Arts.

The annual event offers hundreds of graduating students from around the world the opportunity to shine a light on the thought-provoking creations developed during their degree programmes.

Head of School Ed D’Souza said: “The Summer Degree Show is more than just a celebration of the end of students study at WSA, it’s also an important showcase of talent that has been nurtured and developed over the last three years.”

Among the exhibitors is Graphic Arts student Diogo Lopes who is displaying his video game console that tells the story of a man’s midlife crisis. He said: “It is great to have this opportunity to display your work, and to get recognition and feedback about what you have produced. I took a risk with my final year work as I have never created an online game before but I am pleased with the way it has turned out.”

Fashion and Textile Design student Frieda Peppercorn is showing her textiles that are based on Mrs Beetons Banquet. She said: “The Degree Show offers a great opportunity to exhibit your work and show what you have achieved. I have also learnt a lot about how to hang and display my work.”

Chloe Sutton-Stacey

Fine Art student Chloe Sutton-Stacey explores the themes of collective and individual loss in her two exhibitions - For Shore and In Memory Of... She said: "It is so important for art students to be constantly exhibiting and getting feedback on their work. Seeing your work displayed is a whole different experience and you gain an understanding about how your creations work alongside other people's work.

Fashion Marketing student Fiona Hudson added: "It is really good to see my work come together for this show. We have been working on our projects for a long time and it is great to be able to showcase what we have created."

Visitors to this year's show will also get the chance to see vibrant fashion designs fresh from their success at the School's London catwalk, textile prints made using the very latest industry technology and some visually stunning video installations.

The Degree Show runs every day until Sunday, 22 June. Weekdays it is open 10am-8pm and at the weekend it is open 11am-4pm.

To see pictures and engage in the buzz from the Degree Show search #wsashows2014  on social media.

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