Date: 6th Apr 2016

Creative students at Bucks New University are putting the finishing touches to work being displayed at its end-of-year art and design show, taking place between 14-19 June.

The show, featuring a range of attention-grabbing work, features a private view from 6pm on Friday 13 June followed by the show from Saturday 14 June until Thursday 19 June at the University’s Campus in Queen Alexandra Road, High Wycombe.

It will include eye-catching design pieces created by undergraduate and postgraduate students on the University’s art & design, creative and furniture courses in materials from ceramics and glass to metal, silver and wood.

The show features work from the University’s wide range of courses, including Advertising: Creative, Fine Art, Foundation Studies: Art, Design and Media, Furniture, Graphic Arts, Product Design, Spatial Design, and Textiles and Surface Design.

Andreas Fabian, senior lecturer in Art and Design, said: “We are all hugely looking forward to this year’s show and it is going to be another strong display from a particularly talented crop of graduates”.

Third-year BA (Hons) Furniture, Design and Craft student Kathryn Sumroy, who's artwork is featured in these images, will be exhibiting. She won the Student Furniture Designer of the Year category at the Mixology 2013 Awards for her innovative design for a 'Ribbon Shelf and Timber Stack'. Kathryn received her award from Jonathan Hindle, Master at The Furniture Makers and Group Managing Director of award sponsor, KI. It has now become a reality, called The Timber Stack, and has been unveiled at the Indigo Wharf development in Chelmsford, Essex, to provide seating for people of all ages and sizes. Awards Image for EoYS news story

The development, by Taylor Wimpey, is along the banks of the Chelmer and Blackwater Navigation. The Timber Stack is composed of horizontally-stacked lengths of timber, fanned out to create seats at different levels for people of all ages and sizes. It echoes the site's previous use as a timber yard, as well as providing a place for people to relax.

Kathryn said: “Winning a Mixology award is obviously a huge boost to confidence and future business development and the experience has helped me learn lots of other skills which have been just as valuable as the award itself. Thank you to all my lecturers for their support”.

The Bucks End of Year Show is part of Bucks Open Studios and will be open to the general public on:

Saturday 14 June (10pm till 3pm)
Sunday 15 June (10am till 3pm)
Monday 16 June (10am till 4pm)
Tuesday 17 June (10am till 7.30pm)
Wednesday 18 June (10am till 7.30pm)
Thursday 19 June (10am till 4pm)

Students will also be exhibiting at New Designers 2014 from 25 - 28 June and 2 – 5 July, and D&AD New Blood from 1 – 3 July in London and Indigo Paris from 16 – 18 September.

Mayoral ArchSeveral Bucks students were involved with an exciting design project in Wycombe town centre.

A competition was held for design students at Bucks New University to design the facade of the Arch, with local residents voting for their favourite. Over 1,000 people voted, with the results being very close for the two favourite entries. Therefore, a decision was made to amalgamate the two designs into the final design, shown below.Mayors Arch in Town Centre

This winning Arch design is a combination of the two most popular entries from Chris Edwards, Jack Mulford, Shaz Rafique and Charlie Yerrell (HNC Mechanical Engineering Design), and Jaclyn Marfo, George Hill and Daisy Munns (BA (Hons) Spatial Design).

The arch is no longer on display in town but it may be making an appearance at the university, just in time for the end-of-year show.

Follow this link to read more about the arch.

To see previous Bucks end-of–year shows, go to bucks.ac.uk/bucksshow

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