2015 Summer Art Exhibition

2015 Summer Art Exhibition

Towards the end of the summer term, the MPW Art Exhibition private view took place and this year there was, as always, a terrific variety of high-quality work on show. For one evening, the college libraries and reception were transformed by a magnificent array of art and design produced this year by students across the department, including ceramics, textiles, and some striking photography, along with an impressive range of painting and drawing. The event was well attended and equally well received, with unanimous praise for the variety and creativity of art on display.

This year, the exhibition was a significant one for textiles as it was Julie Standeven’s last show, as she has sadly decided to retire. Julie has taught in the Art department here for and the imaginative designs of Emily Carr and Chloe Sinclair. The photography produced was also acknowledged to be the monumental Egon Schiele-inspired figures by Lily Summerfield.

 

Our long-standing collaborator and representative of the University of the Arts, Dave Webster, returned to open the show and award the MPW Art Prize, giving some insightful comment
and warm praise for the students and we thank him once again for his contribution to this successful event. Thanks also to all the members of staff who helped to stage the exhibition – one of our best ever!

Mark Cheeseman

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