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Students Visit Liverpool Exhibitions

Students on Creative Arts and Digital Media courses attended major exhibition centres in Liverpool as part of their Graphic Design & Advertising, Contemporary Photographic Practices and Contemporary Art Practice inductions.

The locations included; FACT, the UK's leading organisation for the exhibition of film, art and new media, The Open Eye photography gallery, The Bluecoat Gallery, which is the oldest centre for the contemporary arts in the UK and TATE Liverpool.

During the visit’s students were able to speak with the curatorial teams who discussed the current exhibitions and provided guided tours of the galleries.

Soraya Eghbali, Graphic Design and Advertising Student commented, “It was a great experience and my first time to an exhibition in this country. I loved Keith Haring’s use of colours, lines and negative shapes.”

At Bluecoat students saw an exhibition from Shezad Dawood, a multimedia artist whose work is inspired by his varied cultural heritage. Dawood’s work will be especially useful to the first year Graphics Design and Advertising students, when they design exhibition posters as part of their first unit.

Peter Bergin, Creative Media & Visual Communication student said, “I liked seeing pieces of work produced in different ways to the way I would approach something – the work by Shezad Dawood used bright and unique pieces using neon lights; creating various objects and animals.”

TATE held one of the most powerful and diverse exhibitions of Keith Haring’s work, starting with his early work on the streets of New York through to his socially profound work on the AIDS epidemic.

Claire Marshall Creative Media & Visual Communication student said, “Visiting the Keith Haring exhibition was like visiting a time capsule. It’s motivated me to buy some ink and tarpaulin and think about how I can work in my own sketchbook.”

In addition to their engagement with these cultural institutions it was an opportunity for students on all courses to meet each other informally and share new ideas.

For more information visit our Creative Arts and Digital Media courses area or speak to our helpful course enquiries team on 0333 222 444.

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