Norwich University of the Arts degree show opens to the public

The Norwich University of the Arts degree exhibition. Amy Kelly, on the graphic communications cours

The Norwich University of the Arts degree exhibition. Amy Kelly, on the graphic communications course, with her work on the Fabry disease. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2015

The fruits of some of Norwich's most imaginative minds will go on display today when the Norwich University of the Art's degree show opens to the public.

The free exhibition shows the culmination of years of work and study from more than 500 students across 12 courses.

Highlights include a piece by digital artist Henry Driver, who has exhibited at the Tate Britain, which combines sound, sculpture and video.

For Amy Kelly, inspiration came after she was diagnosed with Fabry Disease, a rare genetic condition that affects about one in 40,000 people.

The 21-year-old graphic communication student from Lincoln is displaying two large images of a human faces, distorted by bold tears which expose the name of the disease underneath.


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She said: 'Because I went 20 years without knowing I had the disease, it's about tearing something out and uncovering something under it. It's a genetic disease. You find something that's within you that you did not know you have got.'

Illustration student Sophie Cambridge, 21, from Cambridge, carried out in-depth research into Victoriana for her piece, which is based on the novel Mayhem, by Sarah Pinborough.

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She said: 'I like my work morbid. I just like to get reactions out of people. You may think it's pretty, but you look closer and there's teeth. I want to see people either get disgusted, or get more interested in it.'

Much of the work will be for sale, including items starting at £5 in the Sale Room.

The show opens at 10am every day, and 11am Sunday, until Tuesday, July 7. For complete opening times see www.nua.ac.uk/degreeshows. Campus maps and price lists are available from the exhibition information desk at the NUA entrance on St Georges Street.

Do you have an education story? Email martin.george@archant.co.uk

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