Picture gallery: Norwich University College of the Arts exhibition begins at The Forum

Artwork from Norwich University College of the Arts (NUCA) is taking over The Forum during the Easter holidays - with the aim of inspiring other young people to get creative.

NUCA is using The Forum to show what goes on behind the scenes at the Redwell Street college and to host an interactive exhibition, which includes current art, design and media work.

NUCA Principal John Last said: 'This is a chance for Norwich and Norfolk to see the creative talent in schools and the University College.

'These creative students have the potential to be Oscar and Turner Prize winners of the future.'

The exhibition was opened on Saturday and will continue every day through until Tuesday, April 10, between 9am and 5pm.

It is aimed at attracting the next generation of school-leavers, to offer information about studying visual arts, design and media at degree level, and employment opportunities within the creative industries.

Louisa Milsome, 23 and from the Golden Triangle area, is the project manager of the exhibition. She said: 'People walk past the NUCA building and don't know exactly what we do so this gives people the chance to see the range of talent and courses that we offer.

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'I think people are surprised at the range of things we do. Here we've got displays from fashion, graphics, video game design and lots of different courses. I think the people we have spoken to are quite impressed.'

Also on show are shortlisted entries of the NUCA ArtMAD competition, selected out of hundreds of student entries from schools across the region.

The competition was launched last autumn in support of the Cultural Olympiad, for year 10 to 13 students, inviting an artistic interpretation of the Olympic motto.

The shortlist will be judged and the winners of prizes worth �2,700 will be announced by former Norwich City star Darren Huckerby at a private viewing tomorrow night.

- Have you holding an event in Norwich? Contact reporter David Freezer on 01603 772418 or david.freezer@archant.co.uk

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