Published: 31 May 2023 at 14:42
Graduates from creative courses exhibit works in series of events
The Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) Graduate Showcase 2023 is taking place in Cambridge this month, with a range of events providing a platform for the most exciting and innovative works produced by Anglia Ruskin University students graduating this year.
Bringing together participants from Cambridge School of Art, Cambridge School of Creative Industries, School of Humanities and Social Sciences and ARU’s Saturday Art Club, student art will be showcased through media including film, fine art, animation, games design, illustration and performance.
Several students displaying their work have already received critical acclaim for their creations. BA (Hons) Fine Art graduate Chloe Culley is one such example of this, having been selected as a winner of the Freelands Painting Prize 2023.
The painting which won her the illustrious award, Untitled (Red), will be on display to the public in the Ruskin Gallery throughout the Graduate Showcase.
Rosanna Greaves, Senior Lecturer in Fine Art, added:
Other award-winning ARU students to be featured on the agenda are Leah Risby, who won the 2023 Stratford Literary Festival Design a Book Jacket Competition, and Kai Wissler and Martha Wallam, who were part of the team behind Therapy which received a top prize at the Royal Television Society East Student Television Awards 2023. Exhibiting alongside them is Tess Duffin, who has been longlisted in the uncommissioned new talent category of the World Illustration Awards 2023.
Joe McCullagh, Head of the Cambridge School of Art at Anglia Ruskin University, said:
“The Graduate Showcase is a fantastic celebration of our student achievement. For me, when I interact with the work it always brings a sense of wonder and enchantment.
“I am always inspired by the work of our students who bring creativity, craft, innovation, imagination, care and social purpose to our lives.”
The Graduate Showcase is open to the general public from 9-23 June 2023. Details of individual events and locations, including a special preview event on Thursday 8 June, can be found at: https://creativeshowcase.aru.ac.uk/graduate-showcase