Speaking about the success of the Summer Show 2008, Programme Manager for Higher Education Expressive Arts, Roger Hitchen said: “This year’s Student Summer Show, showcases the outstanding quality of work produced in the Bradford School of Arts and Media. The work highlights the creativity and individuality that is encouraged here at Bradford. This provides the platform for our students to make the next steps into professional creative industries.”
Programme Manager for Further Education, Baljit Panesar added: “The Summer Shows are an excellent platform for our students to showcase their creative talents. The Further Education show includes the Bradford Young Creatives, a design competition which is open to secondary schools as well as the eagerly anticipated HE and FE Fashion Shows. It’s an excellent opportunity for those wishing to consider Art and Design courses, see the work created by the specialists on the variety of courses we offer.”
The exhibition demonstrates a culmination of years of hard work by a talented group of up and coming British designers and artist. With excellent levels of analysis and creative experimentation thrown into the eclectic mix of work exhibited at the gallery. Work includes: Printmaking, Ceramics, Photography, Painting, Drawing, Illustration, Fashion, Surface Design, Textiles, Digital Arts, Motion Graphics, Interactive Design, Moving Images, and Graphics.
Art and Design Student Kirstie Wright, also features work in the 2008 exhibition. Kirstie makes regular appearances on the hit TV series 60 Minute Makeover. Her work, skills and ideas developed during the course impressed the TV Producers so much they offered her a full-time position on the show. Commenting on the exhibition Kirstie said: “It’s really exciting to see everyone’s work on the course finished. We’ve studied alongside each other for the last 3 years so to see it exhibited is fantastic!”
Kirstie added: “I’m absolutely over the moon! I never thought I’d get to this point. Six years ago I was packing car parts, now I’m exhibiting work. Although working in the car industry has influence my designs. Everything I’ve created has an industrial feel to it.”
Exhibition in previous years have successfully launched the careers of young British talent making our former students the successes they are today.