Coventry University’s Fine Art and Fine Art Illustration third year students are “suspending their activity temporarily” to exhibit the work done so far, as part of their final year projects. As a half year show and also part of their professional experience, they will be holding an exhibition at the Custard Factory in Birmingham, next weekend.
The show will comprise in a display of a wide and various range of creations, from paintings to sculptures and even to art in video and print format. It is intended to increase awareness about Fine Art students’ Final Degree Show,which is to be held in June.
“ It is a great chance for us to show our work and make ourselves noticed ” says Kate Hawkins, one of the students who will have work on display.
She added: “ Artists’ life is harsh and expensive, so we strive and take advantage of any opportunity that we have to promote our work and stand out from the crowd.”
The exhibition is being organized entirely by students, all the required finances and effort coming from them.
Written by Catalin Preda.
The past couple of weeks in the Coventry School of Art and Design have revolved around the Coventry Degree Show, a huge exhibition that displays third year students work to other students and the public. The Automotive Design department have an impressive display featuring over fifty vehicles, interiors and vehicle parts, from life sized, real racing cars to Mars landing vehicles, trains and hovercrafts. Using materials ranging from modelling clay and foam to recycled plastic bottles, each vehicle took at least an academic year of planning, with many being students lifelong dreams bought to life through university facilities.
Upon visiting the exhibition with CU Today photographer Jake Lamont, the student designers had large television screens showcasing their designs through top-spec CGI modelling, plus business cards and large posters explaining their vehicles. In addition, many designers were around their cars and were willing to discuss the finer details of their designs, giving an overall professional feel. Overall, the display is well worth a visit, along with all other CSAD Coventry Degree Show exhibitions. High quality pictures are displayed below.
Writes Jon Dudley…
Photo Synthesis Photography by Aleksandra Zagozda
Coventry University’s photography students have produced an amazing exhibition of their work for the Cov Degree Show as part of their third and final year. The nine students, who are destined to graduate from the course, created the exhibition titled Photo Synthesis. This display is currently available for viewing in Coventry School of Art and Design’s Lanchester Gallery, and is open to anyone for free.
Photo Sythesis, meaning the unified presentation of the students group work, was designed to ‘celebrate passion and originality in photography, and aims to reflect the commitment and enthusiasm of the group to their practice as well as a variety of styles and genres‘, as described in their press release.
Writes Jon Dudley…
Bizzarrini Veleno - The Future In Automotive Design?
A Coventry University student will be exhibiting his no-holds-barred vision of the future of car design at the School of Art and Design’s Degree Show 2011 in the first week of June. Borys Dabrowski, 21, from Poland, came up with his concept for the Bizzarrini Veleno – an environmentally-friendly, biohydrogen-powered ‘hypercar’ for the year 2030 – in tribute to the legendary Italian car designer Giotto Bizzarrini.
Inspiration for the look of the high-tech, low carbon vehicle came largely from nature and in particular from the amphibious poison dart frog, whose aesthetics and movement Borys studied before designing the sleek Veleno sportscar. The Veleno features a wealth of cutting-edge technologies, including a powerful electric motor and fuel cell designed to take advantage of hydrogen generated from renewable sources such as algae and organic waste, otherwise known as biohydrogen.
Writes Alex Roache…
YOU MAY be surprised when you see Adam Pritchett’s brain child at this years Foundation art degree show, they look like the illegitimate love children of a sock puppet and a tea cosy, they each have names and personalities but for those of us who don’t know our Monet from our Matisse it takes away some of the pretension that is so often exuded by art exhibits, with their quirky cuteness. Continue reading
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