Plymouth University

A Scimitar arts car and ‘upcyled art’ part of culmination of Plymouth Uni art students’ work

Plymouth University

The creative talents of arts students – from architects to illustrators – will be unveiled to the public in a special exhibition at Plymouth University.

The Arts Degree Show will bring together the work of hundreds of undergraduates in the Faculty of Arts as they present their final work to the wider public.

Among this year’s exhibitors will be a team of illustrators who worked with Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery to create a mural around its walls for the launch of Draw Me a Story – sharing the art of illustration with children’s groups and visitors.

And 3D design student Sheron King will showcase her range of ‘upcycled’ work – the art of taking second hand items and modifying them to create something new and desirable. Among her exhibits will be a second hand footstool and ceramic containers and pots decorated with zips and buttons, which she says have been influenced by her love of textiles.

Sheron said: “My dream is to have my own studio. Doing the design degree at Plymouth has given me the motivation to put my dream into reality. I have put the money I received from winning a Student Enterprise Award towards this and I am now in the process of developing a design studio where I hope to run workshops and teach the techniques to anyone wishing to explore their creative potential.”

Other exhibits will include an actual Reliant Scimitar car – a team of students have worked day and night to give the vehicle a complete ‘makeover’ resulting in a remarkable transformation. 3D Design students have created a ‘pop up shop’ which will open for private viewings where students will sell their work.  Fine Art, Photography, Graphic Communication and Media Arts students complete the experience, showing startling contemporary work in the Roland Levinsky and Scott buildings as well as the Royal William Yard.

Professor David Coslett, dean of the Faculty of Arts said: “This is the culmination of months of hard work and effort by students in the final phase of their degree studies. Along the way many will have received significant external recognition for the quality of their work and many will have shared their practice and skills with different communities. We are enormously proud of what they have achieved with us and look forward to seeing their future progress.”

The exhibition runs from Saturday, June 11 to Thursday, June 23.