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7th May 2009, 11:47am
Showtime for art and design students
Work by Tom Sulley Up-and-coming artists, designers and animators from the University of Lincoln will showcase the best of their creative talents at a series of public exhibitions.

The University’s Lincoln School of Art & Design holds its Degree Show Week from Saturday 16 May to Friday 22 May 2009.

Exhibitions will be staged at University venues across Lincoln by final year undergraduates from the following programmes:

  • Animation
  • Conservation & Restoration
  • Contemporary Lens Media
  • Creative Advertising
  • Fashion Studies
  • Fine Art
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Interactive Design
  • Product Design
Degree Show Week culminates in the second annual University of Lincoln Fashion Show, when the designs of students from BA (Hons) Fashion Studies will be paraded down the catwalk in a glittering showpiece at the University’s Engine Shed.

Students from the BA (Hons) Fine Art programme are putting the finishing touches to their degree show, Mobius. This striking and diverse exhibition will cover a broad range of artistic genres, including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, performance, audio, video and digital installations.

Fine Art student Jessica Hinchcliffe’s work explores the value people attribute to objects when they are placed in a certain environment, such as in a museum. She has created her own museum collections using objects she recovered from a brook near her home. Over the years, unwanted items like pieces of pottery and empty bottles have collected at the bed of the brook. Jessica has retrieved these objects, categorised them, and then displayed them on plinths and under spotlights in a way that alters their status.

Angela Bartram, Third Year Co-ordinator for Fine Art, said: “The show reflects another tremendous year for the Fine Art programme and demonstrates the great achievements our students make whilst studying at the University of Lincoln. I am, as with each graduating year, impressed by the level of professionalism and creativity that will be on show. The degree aims to give the individual the support to find, develop and mature their visual language and this is reflected in the diverse range of work showcased.”  

In the BA (Hons) Illustration exhibition, student Tom Sulley will show the work which earned him a regional award in the prestigious Art of Nurture competition run by Lloyds TSB Commercial Finance earlier this year. His successful piece, based on the theme of working together and support, was created digitally using a combination of hand drawn and printed elements. Depicting an elephant being carried away by birds, it aims to convey the message that through unity and cooperation, it is possible to succeed in an otherwise unachievable goal.

Students from the BA (Hons) Creative Advertising programme will be displaying the advertising campaigns which they have devised to briefs for well-known brands. Their show, called Carnivalé of Hucksterism, Promulgation & Attention Seekers, features print, poster, television, radio and digital adverts.

Programme Leader Gyles Lingwood said: “Working in a wide variety of advertising media, these students have tackled a selection of creative briefs to produce effective and engaging advertising briefs for a range of clients. This show demonstrates the high quality of work produce by the students, adding to the rapidly growing reputation of this industry-focused, creative programme.”

The exhibition by students from BA (Hons) Graphic Design, entitled The Show 09, features work ranging from the design of book jackets to a study of the typography of gravestones.

Tim Fabian, Programme Leader for Graphic Design, said: “The show represents the culmination of three years of study and this year the students have shown great creativity and initiative in their work. A high level of professionalism in the design and construction of the degree show has helped to showcase the ongoing success of the course. The course encourages experimentation, personal development and professionalism in preparation for a competitive work place - these qualities will feature in this impressive display of the students work.”
The Lincoln School of Art & Design’s Degree Show Week runs from Saturday 16 May until Friday 22 May at the following University of Lincoln venues.

  • Animation – Harrison House, Brayford campus.
  • Conservation & Restoration – Chad Varah House, Wordsworth Street, Lincoln (opens Saturday 9 May).
  • Contemporary Lens Media – Thomas Parker House, Silver Street, Lincoln.
  • Creative Advertising - Thomas Parker House, Silver Street, Lincoln.
  • Fashion Studies – Fashion Show 09, Engine Shed, Friday 22 May.
  • Fine Art – Greestone Building, Lindum Road, Lincoln.
  • Graphic Design - Thomas Parker House, Silver Street, Lincoln.
  • Illustration – Chad Varah House, Wordsworth Street, Lincoln.
  • Interactive Design – Thomas Parker House, Silver Street, Lincoln.
  • Product Design - Harrison House, Brayford campus.
Opening times vary but are typically 10am-4pm. Admission is free to all exhibitions except the Fashion Show. Tickets for the Fashion Show cost £5 and are available by phoning the University of Lincoln Events Team on (01522) 837100 or emailing For more information, visit or

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