Graphic Design student's work goes on public display

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Date: 3rd Aug 2018

A Buckinghamshire New University BA (Hons) Graphic Design student is gaining ‘invaluable experience’ displaying his work at an art gallery in Lancashire.

Adam Whewell is exhibiting 12 pieces about wildlife and the environment at Haworth Art Gallery in Accrington, with work in black and white pen and ink drawings in Zentangle, an abstract style created by simple, structured patterns called tangles.

His exhibition is on until 28 August and he said: “I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to exhibit my work at the Haworth Art Gallery and the pieces complement work I have been doing at Bucks relating to threatened and endangered species.

“The Gallery has been really supportive and helped me raise my profile in the local area and this opportunity has given me invaluable experience of exhibiting commercially, helping develop skills specific to the professional world, which I will need once I finish university.

“I feel this experience compliments the skills I am learning at Bucks New University and adds a different perspective to my course. I enjoy using the Zentangle style and am hoping to develop this further during my final year.”

Adam is becoming a familiar face around Accrington. Last year he provided colourful entertainment for shoppers over the summer as he worked on a large canvas in the centre of Accrington Market Hall.

He attracted crowds as he completed an 8ft by 4ft canvas depicting a whale and also drawn in the Zectangle style.

It came about after Associate Lecturer David Shaw encouraged Adam to take up street art to boost his skills and he chose to draw a whale after being inspired by a university project on endangered animals.

Looking ahead to the future, Adam said he envisaged continuing producing commissioned pieces and said he enjoyed producing large scale works alongside commercial murals.

Adam’s latest work is in the Bell Corridor at Haworth Art Gallery. The Gallery is open Tuesday to Friday from 12pm-4pm and Saturday and Sunday from 12pm-4.15pm, with free admission and parking.

See Adam's work on his website.

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