AN EXHIBITION showcasing an array of art work by degree students is opening in Wirral soon.
Final year fine art degree students from Wirral Metropolitan College have organised a two-week exhibition at the Williamson Art Gallery, in Birkenhead.
On show will be a large mix of work from 20 students – oil paintings, abstract paintings, sculptures, embroidery and textiles, and installations.
Student Emma Gough told the News: “We have been working on our exhibits since January, with our own individual space to work on them. We are all pulling together to ensure the exhibition at the Williamson Gallery is a success. It is a prestigious art space and the pressure is on.
“The exhibition is fresh and contemporary. Very different from other exhibitions because artists have created different pieces of work looking at various issues and styles.
“I will have a series of 12 paintings on display based on the routine of make-up application. I am fascinated by how women go to extreme lengths to conform to social standards which have been created from the media. So I have looked at the typical image created by the likes of The Only Way is Essex, and have photographed myself through the different stages of applying make-up.
“We are all looking forward to the exhibition and excited. Our lecturers have supported everyone immensely and helped us through it.
“Some students feel the exhibition marks the end of our degree, to others it is a celebration to start their professional career. Some have applied to do a Masters or teaching course. A few have applied for a college fellowship to stay and work at the college studio to develop.”
The exhibition opens to the public on June 2 and runs until June 17. Private view is on June 8, from 6.30pm-8.30pm, with all welcome.