Art students show off their work at degree show

A PUBLIC EXHIBITION of work created by the ten final-year honours students at the Moray School of Art has gone on display this week.

The annual exhibition is being held at Moray College UHI’s Academy block, where members of the public can see a range of work that covers photography, paintings and even exhibits of “found materials” transformed into art.

Two of the students whose work is on show this week – Lorna Syme and Charis Edward-Welles – have already been acclaimed with their work winning prizes from the Royal Scottish Academy.

Curriculum leader Gina Wall said: “Students from all levels help to make the degree show happen – it is a demonstration of the excellent collegiate atmosphere and strong sense of community that exists at Moray School of Art.”

Already this week a steady stream of visitors have called in to view the works, including an exhibit produced by 53-year-old Jo Monahan who has produced a series of works based on the effect that space can have on people.

Jo said: “The idea behind my work is the experience of space and how it makes us feel – using the college building itself to convey this.

“I have attached three-dimensional sculpture pieces to the walls and used an array of what we refer to as ‘found materials’ – like an old car bumper I found in a ditch.”

Alongside the art exhibition there is also a textiles show. The exhibition remains open to the public from 10am to 8pm today and Thursday, and from 10am to 5pm on Friday and Saturday.