Emotion, understanding and appreciation of art
is probably one of the most subjective issues in the world.
What one person loves, another might hate - but
no matter what your tastes, you'll be guaranteed to find something
to stimulate, question, challenge and even simply enjoy at the Norwich
School Of Art and Design (NSAD).
Every year the School opens it's doors to the public
for the End of Year Exhibitions. The purpose of the exhibitions
is for final year students to showcase their work.
by Adam Brickles
It's a nervous time for all concerned. The exhibition
not only acts as a public showcase for the students work, it's also
the time of reckoning for their final degree assessment.
The NSAD is one of the few remaining independent
Art Schools providing Higher Education in the UK.
With more than 400 students exhibiting this year,
it is probably one of the largest exhibitions in the East of England.
Visitors come from all over the UK to see the students
work. There are a wide variety of works on
display, including sculptures, paintings, photo media, graphic design,
animations, installations, creative writing, poetry, digital imagery,
photography, fashion and textiles.
David Girling, Marketing Manager at NSAD said it's
always an exciting time for the school:
by Laurie Sage (detail)
"It's not very often you get to see so many artists
exhibiting all at the same time.
"Every year the students come up with fresh
and innovating ideas. Many will go onto high profile jobs within
the creative industries in the region, nationally and overseas.
"This is the public's opportunity to see for
themselves what they think. I think they'll be surprised at just
how good the quality is. I'm sure everyone will find something for
them and they'll go away amazed rather than disappointed."
Meet the artists
"I show my body as a woman in the real world in contrast
to the advertiser's fantasy."
"I’m hoping that people will start to look around them
and see who I’m writing about."
"I hope the film will inspire a reaction, that the audience
will be impressed and entertained."
"It’s about looking at textiles in a new and contemporary
To give you a flavour of the variety of works on
exhibition, four of the final year students talked about their work,
future and inspiration. Use the links above to enjoy a preview of
their end of year submission.
All the work exhibited during the end of year show
includes work from the following courses at the NSAD:
BA(Hons) Cultural Studies
BA(Hons) Fine Art: Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking
and Photo media
BA(Hons) Graphic Design: Animation, Graphic Design, Illustration,
BA(Hons) Visual Studies
Higher National Diploma Design (Graphic Design)