Graphic Design student exhibition at Nottingham's Lakeside Arts

Our Year One Graphic Design students are showcasing their work at the Djanogly Gallery at Nottingham's Lakeside Arts. Their designs will be shown alongside an exhibition by renowned painter, engraver, poet and inscription-maker, David Jones.

Work by Graphic Design student Sam Goddard
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Work by Graphic Design student Sam Goddard
It's an amazing opportunity for us in terms of exposure.

Richard Hargrave, Year One student

Our Year One Graphic Design students are showcasing their work at the Djanogly Gallery at Nottingham's Lakeside Arts. Their designs will be shown alongside an exhibition by renowned painter, engraver, poet and inscription-maker, David Jones.

The students' exhibition The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, which opened on Friday, featured their responses to a poem of the same name by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. The students were asked to create a book cover design using any media. It's the first opportunity our Year One students have had to showcase their work publicly, so far in their degree studies.

Student Sam Goddard told us: "I enjoyed that the poem was saturated with imagery which you could visually portray in so many different ways. For me, I chose the whole feeling of the story, the mariner's struggles and how the environment was so hostile."

We asked Sam how it felt to have the opportunity to exhibit alongside such a renowned artist, and he commented: "It's quite simply an opportunity I've never heard of being given to first year students. I know many students designers from lots of universities across the country, and this is by far the best opportunity I've heard available. The chance to express our work in front of thousands of members of the public is so rare, and just incredibly motivational for us to see potentially what the future holds for us."

Fellow student Richard Hargrave also told us: "It's an amazing opportunity for us in terms of exposure, but mainly it's great to be able to see the process of gallery work, and to see the reactions of the general public."

Work from some of our Final Year Graphic Design students is also featured in The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, which is open to the public at the Djanogly Gallery until 5 June 2016.

Graphic Design student exhibition at Nottingham's Lakeside Arts

Published on 15 March 2016
  • Category: School of Art & Design

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