Showing off spectacular student work

Guests mingle at the Bradford College Summer Shows launch 2017

Artistic students are showing off their creations at Bradford School of Art's annual graduate art and fashion show.

The end-of-year exhibition features wonderful works of fashion, fine art, textiles, graphic design, photography, interior design and media make-up with special effects from students of the college’s Bradford School of Art and The Northern School of Creative Industries.

The Lord Mayor of Bradford, Councillor Abid Hussain, was among the guests on opening night on Friday June 9.

Nathan Kelly, Head of Faculty: Bradford School of Art and The Northern School of Creative Industries, said: "Our annual summer shows are a highlight of the calendar.

“The variety and quality of pieces on show makes me both immensely proud and excited by the potential of the students. There can be no doubt we are nurturing the next generation of creative talents.

"Every year our graduating students go on to achieve great things in the art world and land excellent jobs in the industry and I have no doubt this year will be the same.

“I would encourage anyone to come and have a look at the exhibition and be marvelled by the standard of work on display.”

Among the impressive pieces on show is a clothing collection called Body Bag created by BA (Hons) Fashion student Tnisha Browne, which is informed by the tragic murder of her cousin.

Gender stereotyping is the theme of BA (Hons) Visual Arts student Ian Dashper’s piece which plays with male and female imagery.

Media Make-up with Special Effects degree students Nikoleta Tzani and Sheila Asante show off their zombie themed prosthetic work and body casting skills respectively.

Shawnie Lynch, completing a BA (hons) in Textile and Surface Design, has created an impressive fabric collection while other textile students have drawn inspiration from nature.

The exhibition runs until Thursday June 15 in Lister Building on Carlton Road in Bradford, BD7 1AY. Admission is free and open to members of the public. For more details or directions please call 01274 438998.