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Talented students showcase artwork and designs in city exhibition


The creative work of hundreds of final year students from Leeds Beckett University’s Leeds School of Arts (AAD) is to be showcased and celebrated with a public exhibition.

Visitors to the exhibition

The end of year degree show will launch on Friday 2 June with an opening night event from 6-8pm. Tickets can be booked here. The display will remain open from 10am-4pm daily until Friday 9 June at the University’s Broadcasting Place building on Woodhouse Lane.

Dr Chris Harris, Acting Dean of the School, said: “This event is one of the highlights of the academic year for Art, Architecture and Design students and staff. As a School we are proud of our talented students and this is their moment to shine and show everyone their creativity and hard work, as well as where so much of their time and energy has been channelled over the last three years.

“The exhibition is open to everyone and we’d welcome and encourage members of the public to visit as well as creative professionals and businesses on the look-out for graduate talent – it’s a fantastic opportunity to see a wide range of innovative artwork and designs.”

The work in this year’s degree show sits under the umbrella theme of ‘Do’, which was inspired by a letter written by artist Sol Le Witt where he says: ‘Stop it and just DO!’.

Director of Research of the Leeds School of AAD, Professor Simon Morris, who suggested the theme, said: “Our students make things happen. They are doers: people that act as well as talk, discuss, debate, collaborate, wonder and think. At Leeds Beckett University, we are justly proud of their achievements.”

The exhibition will feature work from students set to graduate from BA (Hons) degree courses including Architecture, Design Product, Fine Art, Graphic Arts and Design, Interior Architecture and Design and Landscape Architecture and Design. as Also displaying their work will be postgraduate students from the following courses: MArch Architecture, PG Dip Architectural Professional Practice, MA Landscape Architecture and MA Urban Design.

The week-long show also includes an exhibition of work celebrating 50 years of Landscape Architecture at Leeds Beckett. On Thursday 8 June the landscape team will host an event: ‘An introduction to Landscape Architecture as a career’, which is tailored for anyone considering the profession. It will include a talk about the subject as a career path, details about Leeds Beckett’s course, and a guided tour of the degree show work of the BA and MA Landscape Architecture students. Anyone who would like attend the session should contact Trudi Entwistle at t.entwistle@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.

Any school or college groups who would like to visit the show should email schoolsandcolleges@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.

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