Work from students at Norwich University of the Arts goes on display
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Work from the world’s next generation of artists will go on display to the public today as Norwich University of the Arts Degree Show begins.
The free exhibition is highlighting work completed from 600 final year students across 10 different courses.
For Film and Moving Images student Laura Wadha, 23, from Fife, inspiration for her film Flight comes from the story of two young sisters who are forced to flee from Syria to Sweden.
Created from recordings of phone calls and Skype conversations, the film follows their journey to safety.
Ms Wadha said: “It’s a chance to show a personal conflict story. This is the first time people with see it and it’s great to see how years of planning the film being shown.
“I’m so glad I came to Norwich, I settled in and everyone is so welcoming. The film wouldn’t be what it is if I was not here.”
Games Art and Design student Adam Kiraly, 23, has created a virtual reality world which puts the user deep into a puzzle solving environment.
The student from Budapest said: “The game play itself may not actually be considered art, but the actual visuals and the ability to change your emotions is. If you try the game you can go into the mine area, it’s really dark and you get this claustrophobic feeling.”
Illustration student Steve Applegate, 51, said: “To have great ideas, put them into a physical format and share them with people, that for the me is the point of illustration.”
Many of the works on show have been nominated for national awards and will be taken on tours around the county.
A film titled Tunnel Vision has been created by a team of students and is to be shown at the Edinburgh Film Festival and has been nominated for a Mclaren Award.
Professor John Last, Vice-Chancellor of NUA, said: “This year is our biggest Degree Show ever and we are really looking forward to welcoming thousands of visitors. It’s a rare opportunity to see creative, prize-winning work by the next generation of artists and designers as they prepare to make their mark.
Some pieces of work will be on sale from £1 in the Degree Shop. The show is open from 10am everyday until Wednesday, July 5.