Bucks New University Art & Design Summer Show

Buckinghamshire New University is gearing up for its annual Art & Design Summer Show, at its campus in Queen Alexandra Road, High Wycombe, from 14-15 June and 17-19 June.

The Show will feature work from third-year students studying a range of creative courses and organisers say it is ‘a great opportunity to see the calibre of work our students produce and to meet the next generation of talent.’.

Courses exhibiting include Creative Advertising; Graphic Arts; Graphic Design; Illustration; Interior and Spatial Design, as well as Fashion Design, Product Design, and Textile Design.

Sri-Kartini Leet, Head of School – Art, Design and Performance, at the University, said: “We would love as many members of the public as possible to join us to celebrate the creativity, award-winning talent, innovation and individuality of our final-year Art & Design students by visiting this free exhibition.

“It is a fantastic chance to see what we do and see the high quality of work students produce. We are excited to showcase all of the great work our students have created.”

BA (Hons) Fashion Design student Beth Jefferys is exhibiting a range of work inspired by famous architect Antoni Gaudí, including a colourful shirt/dress, dungaree dress, and boiler suit.

“I have been posting teasers of my work on Instagram and I am excited to show off the full collection at this year’s Show,” she said. “It is a great chance to display the work I am most proud of.”

Fellow Fashion Design student Corran MacKerron is displaying a range of garments embellished with recycled plastic and made using eco-innovative materials.

The environmentally-conscious student’s work has already been featured by Sky Ocean Rescue as part of its Pass on Plastic campaign, where she was filmed explaining the thought process which went in to her collection.

She said: “My work is all about preventing plastic damaging the ocean. I have not used any synthetic material but instead it is all made from fabrics which were produced with less impact on the environment.

“Plastic was designed to be indestructible, yet it’s being seen as ‘single-use’ and is being discarded, particularly thanks to the popularity of ‘fast fashion’.

“I wanted to show how it can be effectively recycled and made in to something beautiful.

“I have enjoyed the challenge of being restricted to certain materials, particularly as the research I’ve carried out alongside my project has left me shocked by the well-publicised devastating effects plastic has had on the oceans.”

The Show is open from 10am-2pm and 5pm-7pm on Friday 14 June; from 10am-4pm on Saturday 15 June; and from 10am-2pm and 5pm-7pm on Monday 17 June; Tuesday 18 June; and Wednesday 19 June.

BA (Hons) Graphic Design student Magda Wachowicz won a competition to design the branding which accompanies promotion of this year’s Show.

Visitors to the Show should report to the University’s reception, where they will be shown round by a student.

For more details on the Art & Design Summer Show go to www.bucks.ac.uk/bucksshow19, and follow #bucksshow19 on social media for developments.

Website: bucks.ac.uk

For press information, interviews and images, call Dean Valler at Buckinghamshire New University on 01494 601 636 or email dean.valler@bucks.ac.uk.

BA (Hons) Fashion Design student Beth Jefferys working on her pieces; and the logo for this year’s Show.