Published: 11 June 2014 at 09:53
Talented Anglia Ruskin students aim to make an impact with major exhibition
Over 200 rising stars in the world of art and design will be displaying their work at the annual Degree Show at Anglia Ruskin University’s Cambridge campus from 13-22 June.
This year’s show, called First Impressions, is an opportunity to promote the artistic talent, creativity and employability of Cambridge School of Art students, and is open to businesses, friends and family, as well as the general public.
The pieces on display are all by students about to graduate from a range of creative courses taught at Anglia Ruskin’s East Road campus, including Computer Games Art, Fashion Design, Film and Television Production, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, Illustration and Animation, Film Theatre and TV Design, Interior Design and Photography.
Chris Owen, Head of the Cambridge School of Art, said:
Tom Street is one of the many final-year students exhibiting at this year’s show. The Graphic Design student has already received praise from Macmillan Cancer Support and Norfolk charity BigC for his ingenuity in creating an interactive eBook on Bowel Cancer
Describing his work, Tom said:
Fine Art student David Testill’s ‘electroacoustics’ installation examines the way that user-generated sound relates the viewer to their environment. He said:
Fellow Fine Art student Suzie Earl will be exhibiting her ‘Twenty-one’ series, which consists of 21 painted portraits of leaders, dictators, revolutionaries, freedom fighters and terrorists, all captured in their youth.
Integrated creative agency KISS Communications (KISS) is supporting this year’s Degree Show as headline sponsor. Richard Bland, Creative Director at KISS, said:
Entry to the Degree Show in the Ruskin building on Anglia Ruskin’s East Road campus is free of charge and opening hours are 10am- 8pm on week days and 10am-4.30pm at the weekend. The graduation gala film screening will take place at the Arts Picture House on Monday, 16 June (4.30pm) while the fashion show will be held at the Cambridge Junction on Tuesday, 17 June (7.30pm).Tickets for the fashion show (£6 and £4 concessions) are available from the Cambridge Junction box office (www.junction.co.uk). For further information about the Degree Show, please visit www.cambridgeschoolofart.com