Eager anticipation for this year’s Writtle School of Design Degree Show

April 2014

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(NOTE: This is an archived press release.)

Preparations are underway for the WSD Degree Show with this year’s event promising to feature a wealth of inspirational work.

The exhibition at Writtle College, near Chelmsford, will feature work from Art & Design, Interior Architecture & Design and Landscape Architecture & Garden Design students studying at degree and Masters levels.

The exciting showcase of work will be on from 21 to 24 May, with a private view on 21 May from 5pm to 9pm.

Ruth Catlow, Head of WSD, said: “Each year the work seems to get better. There is a great atmosphere at the exhibition, as visitors from the arts and design practices across the region and from London get to meet with the students– it's the best night of the year for WSD.”

WSD held a competition to select the artwork to be used on the marketing material for this year's Degree Show. There were 60 entries from 21 students, with a great selection of varied artwork entered.

The closely-fought competition, which was judged by Ruth and the course managers, was won by Chantal Bouvet, a student on the BA (Hons) Interior Architecture & Design.

Degree and Masters students studying Art & Design have set up their own Facebook page - Contemporary Art and Design Exhibition at WSD 2014 – featuring profiles of some of the artists involved in this year’s show and giving a tantalising teaser of the work that is under production.

Last year’s exhibition was a big hit with visitors, alumni and employers, many of whom visit the College to look for their next generation of creative professionals. You can watch the video of the WSD Exhibition 2013 on YouTube

• As with last year, the WSD Degree Show will feature a charity auction. Art and Design students will be selling their work for £10 with the proceeds going to St Francis Hospice, based in Romford.

The Contemporary Art and Design degree students have a link to the hospice though a former student who now works there but are also keen to donate in memory of a young girl Lula, who recently died of cancer.

It’s a chance to pick up a bargain for a good cause - and a good investment if the student’s work goes on to be collectable!

The works will be displayed on the walls in Design 2 at Writtle College during the private view on 21 May and will be available to take away.