'Very bright stars with very bright futures'


Date: 14th Jun 2019

“We have very bright stars with very bright futures,” said Professor Julie McLeod, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Education at Buckinghamshire New University at the opening of its Art & Design Summer Show.

The Show, which is open today and runs until Thursday 19 June at the University’s Campus in Queen Alexandra Road, High Wycombe, includes a range of eye-catching work from final-year students across its Art & Design courses.Art & Design Summer Show 2019

“The great work on display from our students is testament to the dedication, expertise and effort of all of the University staff,” added Prof McLeod. “We are immensely proud of the creativity and talent displayed by our students.”

The University welcomed VIP guests including the Deputy Mayor of High Wycombe, Councillor Matt Knight, to an opening night event.

The Show comes after Fashion courses at Bucks New University were named the best in London and the South East according to the Guardian University Guide 2020. The degree programmes, which include Fashion Design and Textile Design, also rank fifth best nationally in the independently compiled league tables.

Art & Design degree courses at the University - including Creative Advertising; Product Design; Graphic Design; Illustration; and Interior and Spatial Design - were also ranked eighth best in the UK.

Graphic Design student Chloe Phillips, whose work looks at subjects including female empowerment, said: “This Show is a real celebration of every course and of everyone’s work and there is some outstanding work here.”

Fellow student Becki Rana’s work has looked at the issue of Brexit and fruit imports. “I don’t think this project could have gone any better,” said Becki. “I am excited to display the work and show it to people.”

Courses exhibiting are Creative Advertising; Fashion Design, Graphic Arts, Graphic Design; Interior and Spatial Design, Product Design, Product Design: Interior Porduct, Textile Design, Kitchen Design, and Diploma in Foundation Studies in Art and Design.

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.


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