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Free public show of art, design and media to open at NUA

A dress made of steel, a ‘Turing’ shroud depicting coded information about the mathematician Alan Turing and a short film featuring an imaginary robot are just three of the creative works by postgraduate students at Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) which will go on public display on Friday 31 August as part of the MA Degree Show 2012.

Model robot

Still image from ‘Another Day’ by Jodie Welham, MA Moving Image and Sound

This annual free public exhibition of the graduating work of MA students takes place in NUA’s St Georges Building and Gallery on St Georges Street in Norwich. The show will present works from six MA courses, three in design (Communication Design; Fashion; Textile Design), two in art (Curation; Fine Art) and one in media (Moving Image and Sound).

Further highlights include a series of paintings referencing the 17th century ‘forest floor’ art movement, an interactive animation that reacts to dancing and funny voices and a set of boundary-pushing calligraphy and handmade lettering. The Gallery at NUA will host a show within the show entitled ‘I thought I was the audience and then I looked at you’ created by graduating MA Curation students and featuring works drawn from NUA’s extensive archive collections.

Forest floor painting

Work by Georgia Dodson, MA Fine Art

Professor John Last, NUA Vice-Chancellor, says: “This year’s show marks the first graduation of students from our MA Curation and MA Fashion courses which will add even more variety to an event that puts the spotlight on some very individual and unique talents. Our commitment to providing extensive teaching to our MA students – including a programme of professional guest speakers, full-time access to practical workshops and tutors who are practitioners themselves – tends to result in an end-of-year exhibition which presents artists, designers and media makers that are intensely creative and innovative.”

The display of postgraduate work will open between the hours of 10am and 4pm from 30 August until 4 September (closed Sunday).

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