Art show inspiration
The historic quad at York St John University has been transformed into a contemporary art exhibition space for True North, this year’s art and design degree show.
Hundreds of visitors are expected at the 5-day show, which opens to the public on Friday 2 June. The event provides a fantastic opportunity to see students’ final year work displayed in public for the very first time.
Three giant domes temporarily placed at the heart of the university’s Lord Mayor’s Walk campus will house a range of artwork from fine art, graphic design, product design and interior design undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
Graphic design student Ellen Shaw is amongst those displaying work and will be showing a selection of her beautifully illustrated children’s books as well graphic artwork she has produced for Virgin Trains. Alongside other students graduating this year, she is looking forward to showing her final work to family, friends and potential employers.
Rebekka Kill, head of the School of Art, Design and Computer Science at York St John University, said: “True North is a different kind of degree show. It’s different for York St John University because it’s the first time we have shown these brilliant new courses together. And it’s different because it’s True North. We are growing rapidly because we’re good at what we do, and word is getting out. We offer a broad range of courses and there are more to come. Watch this space….”
Students have put heart and soul into their work over the last few years and with just days to go, they are incredibly excited about the True North degree show. It’s a chance to celebrate the optimism, creativity and ambition of the University’s art and design students who are looking forward to sharing their achievements with the community.
Following an expansion in the range of arts degree programmes on offer at York St John, the exhibition will include product, interior and graphic design artwork for the first time. An increase in demand for courses at the University has resulted in further a growth of its portfolio to include games design, animation and furniture design.
The True North art and design degree show is free to attend and runs from Friday 2 June until Tuesday 6 June. For further details and opening times, visit the York St John University Events webpage.