11 June 2010

Glyndŵr University’s Graduate Art Show ‘Blue Sky Thinking’ will be open to the public on weekdays until 19 June. 

Opened by Glyndŵr University alumnus Professor Maurice Cockrill, RA, PCRA, renowned painter and Keeper of the Royal Academy Schools, the show will continue for another week at the North Wales School of Art & Design on Regent Street.

The exhibition is a fitting tribute of the hard work, talent and achievement of the students across the fine art, applied art and design communication subject areas.

The show includes painting and drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography, design and creative media work, glass, video and installation. 

There is also the opportunity to purchase work from the Exhibition as part of a silent auction.

“Graduates from this show can now expect to look forward to building a career in their chosen field thanks to the support they have received at Glyndŵr University” says John McClenaghen. 

“By the time they leave, students know what it means to be a professional artist; we believe it’s important to equip our students with the professional skills they need to make their way in a competitive world.”

Glyndŵr University fine art graduates have secured research funding and employment within high profile art galleries such as Tate Liverpool.  Others have won studentships as well as a range of prizes in open exhibitions or progressed to post graduate study while others have entered the teaching profession at all levels from primary to Further and Higher Education.

The building of the new £2.4 million creative industries centre on the Wrexham campus is underway.

The next University open day is Saturday 21 August 2010, 10am-3pm.