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Wolverhampton University students to reveal works of art at Stafford show

Artists are preparing to flaunt their works of art when an inaugural festival comes to the region.

The art show is being held in Stafford

The University of Wolverhampton has launched its first Stafford Art, Design and Architecture Exhibition.

Masterpieces crafted by students throughout the academic year are now on show until the end of the month.

Maggie Ayliffe, head of the Wolverhampton School of Art, said: "Students at Wolverhampton School of Art enjoy some of the best workshop and studio facilities in the country, and work in this show demonstrates the scale and ambition of work undertaken in Fine Art, Photography, Glass and Ceramics and Fashion & Textiles.

"Our product, interior, graphic designers and illustrators are working at a professional level using the latest software, technology and materials to respond to exciting live briefs and client focused solutions to design problems.

"The Wolverhampton School of Art provides students with the time, space and knowledge to develop their own practice within a supportive environment made up of peers, researchers, practitioners and experts from inside and outside the University.

"We hope this exhibition gives a flavour of how students build on our facilities and subject expertise to develop their own style and approaches to contemporary art and design practice."

The event has been organised along with the School of Art and the School of Built Environment.

It includes a small selection of graduate work from a diverse range of art, design and screen-based disciplines.

Trevor Humphreys, University of Wolverhampton in Stafford centre co-ordinator, said: "This is the first of our joint exhibitions in the centre of Stafford.

"Not only will there be an excellent array of work on display created by students, but it will also give an insight into the courses which are available for all ages."

The free exhibition in Staffordshire Place is open from 10am until 4pm on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturdays until August 31.

Dr David Heesom, reader in building information modelling in the school of architecture, added: "Having the ability to showcase our work in Stafford is a perfect opportunity to highlight the amazing work our students in the Architecture department are undertaking.

"It gives opportunity for a wider audience to see the quality that students on our range of accredited courses produce and gives an insight into the Architecture, Architectural Design Technology and Interior Architecture and Property Development programmes.”