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26th May 2015, 12:20pm
Degree Shows 2015: Presenting the next generation of artistic talent
Work by Katherine West, Graphic Design A series of spectacular exhibitions will open to the public at the University of Lincoln, UK, this summer in a campus-wide celebration of the original, innovative and inspiring work of final year students.

The College of Arts’ 2015 Degree Shows will reveal unique creations by the next generation of artists, designers, performers and media  creatives, attracting large and varied audiences – from family and friends, to art aficionados and employers in the creative industries.

A highlight of Lincoln’s artistic and cultural calendar, the University’s Degree Shows include work from hundreds of students across the Schools of Architecture & Design, Film & Media, Fine & Performing Arts and History & Heritage.

Professor Matthew Cragoe, Pro Vice Chancellor and Head of the College of Arts at the University of Lincoln, said: “We are delighted to nurture such a range of creative talent here at the University of Lincoln. The College of Arts represents a hotbed of up-and-coming artists, designers, performers, researchers and media professionals, and our annual degree shows offer a wonderful opportunity to showcase what amazing work our students produce. The exhibitions and performances which make up Lincoln’s 2015 Degree Shows really will give the public a glimpse into the exciting future of the UK creative industries.”

Undergraduates have worked with a string of big name brands on realising creative briefs. In an exhibition entitled show{fifteen}, students from Lincoln’s Graphic Design degree will showcase their eye-catching creations for Umbro, John Lewis, Haribo and Chivas Regal.

The show will include award-winning work from students Richard Patrick and Kristian Sear, who recently gained membership of the International Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD) through an annual award scheme, thanks to their contributions to a project exploring how to rebrand the national Design Museum.

Work by four students who received prestigious Adobe Design Achievement Awards will also be on show when doors open to the public on Saturday 30th May 2015.

The Degree Shows for all design courses run from 30th May–12th June 2015 in the University’s Art, Architecture & Design Building, and are open daily from 10am-4pm.

Other highlights this year include a new app created by Interactive Design student Brandon King, designed to help young people with hearing difficulties learn basic sign language. Fellow Interactive Design student Lawrence Cole will also present his work exploring the possibilities of 3D printing human organs for use in medical transplantation.

Finalists from the Lincoln School of Film & Media will raise the curtain on their one-day show in the Minerva Building at 10am on Saturday 30th May. They will present a collection of film and television productions, a range of projection mapping and animations which can be experienced using oculus rift technology, and an exhibition of photography and design work.

Visitors can also view live performances of scripts prepared by screenwriting students, and drop in to an enormous ‘sound spiral’ to enjoy a series of audio projects.

From the School of History & Heritage, final year Conservation and Restoration students will present the Journey to the Centre of Conservation. The show will feature a range of ceramics, paper and books, as well a historic film camera and an 18th century Bassoon. Visitors will also see a unique textile sampler which had been mounted onto an image created by well-known Victorian photographer, Thomas B. Latchmore. Separated, restored and mounted individually, the two items can now be appreciated once again.

The Lincoln Performing Arts Centre will stage a series of dance concerts and drama productions by students from the School of Fine & Performing Arts throughout May and June 2015, and an exhibition charting the three-year journey of Fine Art students - Three Times Around The Sun –  runs from 30th May–7th June.

The final show, from Lincoln’s Architecture students, showcasing original designs and innovative uses of sustainable technology, opens to the public from 6th–21st June 2015 in the Art, Architecture & Design Building. The show is open daily from 10am-4pm.

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