Week-long interactive art project at Leeds Met
The week-long event, which is open to the public will launch on Friday 7 June at the University's Broadcasting Place on Woodhouse Lane and will run until 14 June.
For the first time the degree show's branding, marketing and signage has been masterminded by a group of seven Graphic Art and Design students, as well as the event space for an outdoor art installation and a programme of guest speakers and activities involving community groups. Find out what they have been up to on their blog http://broadcast-leeds.tumblr.com/.
The show is a culmination of the work of students from courses including architecture, landscape architecture, garden art, interior architecture and design, design, fine art, contemporary art practices and graphic arts and design.
Student organiser Alice Withers, said: "This is the first time that part of the the final year show has been developed by students and those of us involved saw it as a fantastic opportunity to establish a programme of events that will have a wide appeal to the public and really promote the diverse range of work that has been created by us graduating students here at Leeds Met.
"We felt that it was very important to incorporate Leeds Met alumni and community groups too."
Fellow BA (Hons) Graphic Art and Design student Lucy Courtney-Clegg, added: "The art installation is a participatory pavilion in which to hold talks, workshops and interactive events. Located outside in the courtyard between the two buildings at Broadcasting Place it will engage students and the public. The circular structure will be made up of 38 chemical drums - known as the Leeds Edible Campus - which will be planted by landscape architect students with vegetables and fruit to be picked over the degree show as part of a worldwide initiative to make edible environments in urban spaces.
"At 3pm on Monday 10 June this will be launched by Pam Warhurst from the Incredible Edible initiative which campaigns to increase the amount of local food grown. The site will also double-up as an initiative for Landscape Architecture students beginning in September.
"Other projects which will be on site include a foam wrap igloo by one of our fine art students and 'Sapling Theatre' which will host open-mic sessions. We want to invite the people of Leeds to be involved in the delivery of activities as well observing and interacting."
Dr Rebekka Kill, Head of School for Art, Architecture and Design (AAD) at Leeds Metropolitan, said: "The show will not only be a fantastic platform for our students and their friends and families to celebrate their achievements, but it is also a chance for industry professionals to visit our city campus and experience first-hand the wealth of talent we have here at Leeds Met. We are very proud of all the hard work our students and staff have put in. The show will be a real celebration of our success."