Our Year One Graphic Design students exhibit at Lakeside Arts

Our Year One BA (Hons) Graphic Design students are showcasing their work at the Djanogly Gallery at Nottingham's Lakeside Arts.

Graphic Design students exhibit Lakeside Arts
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Opening night at Lakeside Arts

Our Year One BA (Hons) Graphic Design students are showcasing their work at the Djanogly Gallery at Nottingham's Lakeside Arts. Their designs will be shown alongside the exhibition Liberation of Colour, by renowned British painter Winifred Nicholson.

The students' exhibition featured their responses to one of three book titles; Five Go Down to the Sea, Jamaica Inn and Ring of Bright Water. The students were asked to research their chosen book and create a 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.

We asked student Vanessa Bass how it felt to have the opportunity to exhibit alongside such a renowned painter, and she commented: "I feel very lucky to be exhibiting at such a beautiful space amongst my peers. I’ve visited the gallery before and to know that my work will be on show there is a real honour, any opportunity to get our work out there is one to grab!”

Fellow student Pete Abrahart told us about his response to Daphne du Maurier’s novel, Jamaica Inn: “My book cover for Jamaica Inn focused on the impending doom suffered by the crews of ships lured in to their death by gangs of smugglers. Set on a blood red background sits a skull to symbolise death, and set in the eye socket is the ship about to meet its perilous end. All paintings were painted in acrylic and then digitally set into place using Adobe InDesign.”

Ruth Lewis-Jones, Learning Officer at Lakeside Arts, said: "The students' exhibition looks fab. Already I have heard so many positive comments as I’ve walked past this week, and the comments book included many positive comments from visitors.We had over a thousand visitors to the gallery over the weekend, so the students’ work will have had a lot of exposure by the end of the exhibition run!"

Our Year One Graphic Design students exhibit at Lakeside Arts

Published on 1 March 2017
  • Category: School of Art & Design

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