Photo gallery: Norwich University College of the Arts’ annual show poised to open

From beautifully tailored clothes to intricate paintings to abstract installations, a huge array of creativity is on display at this year's Norwich University College of the Arts' annual MA Degree Show.

From beautifully tailored clothes to intricate paintings to abstract installations, a huge array of creativity is on display at this year's Norwich University College of the Arts' annual MA Degree Show.

The postgraduate exhibition showcases work from each of the centre's MA courses - communication design, fashion, textile design, curation, fine art, and moving image and sound.

It opens to the public tomorrow and is being held in the university college's St George's Building and Gallery in St George's Street.

NUCA's principal Professor John Last said the show puts the spotlight on 'some very individual and unique talents' and this year's event has even more variety because it marks the first graduations of students from the MA Fashion and MA Curation courses.


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MA Fashion student Romilly Quay, 49 of Portersfield Road, Norwich, is exhibiting dresses and coats inspired by everything from vintage fabric to images of trees.

She said: 'I hope lots of people will come to the show and see some really interesting things. It is just amazing what everyone has achieved.'

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Twenty-two-year-old MA Fine Art student Georgia Dodson, from Rockland All Saints, has been short-listed for the national 2012 Young Masters competition which recognises artists who combine innovation with awareness of art of the past.

The work she is displaying are detailed oil paintings - one a tiny 4.5cm by 5cm - of forest floors from Norfolk and the Netherlands inspired by 17th century Dutch painter Otto Marseus van Schrieck.

She said: 'It is about inviting the viewer to look closely at the forest floor which they probably would not normally do, and making the un-noticed noticed.'

MA Textile Design student Lulu Horsfield, 39 and from Ipswich, has created an installation she describes as 'a reinterpretation of a patchwork quilt using video-mapping and projection technology.'

About the show, she said: 'As a whole MA cohort there is so much great work going on and it is quite an honour to be part of that.'

MA Moving Image and Sound student Roscoe Gibson-Denney, 34 and from Glebe Road, Norwich, is presenting his film Anomie about the fragmentation of dream. He said the show was a great celebration of the end of everyone's degrees.

MA Communication Design student Luke Burroughs, 22 and from Long Stratton, explores how stories are covered in the news with a work of art that is made up of nine front pages.

'I think the show in general is quite strong and there are a lot of deep subjects in people's work,' he said.

MA Curation students have also created an exhibition called 'I thought I was the audience and then I looked at you' featuring work from NUCA's archives.

One of the MA curation students, 23-year-old Alison Humphrey from Unthank Road, Norwich, said: 'There are lots of different types of work and we have brought everything together with quotes from A Happy Eye, a book written about the art school.'

• The show is open to the public from tomorrow until Tuesday, September 4. It is open daily from 10am until 4pm, except Sunday when the exhibition is closed.

Visit www.nuca.ac.uk/madegreeshow

Are you involved in a new arts project? Call reporter Emma Knights on 01603 772428 or email emma.knights@archant.co.uk

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