Sparks fly as university exhibition opens to public

4th June 2013

Sheffield's biggest student exhibition opens to the public this week, bringing together works of art and design from almost 20 creative disciplines.

Open to the public from Saturday 8 June, Sheffield Hallam University's Creative Spark exhibition is the city's biggest and most diverse student exhibition, showcasing work by the University's final year creative students. The best of the University's film, fashion, photography, fine art, graphic design, performing arts, metalwork and jewellery, architecture, games development and animation courses are all included in this year's exhibition. Director of the University's Sheffield Institute of Arts at the University, Professor Sally Wade said: "Sheffield Institute of Arts has origins dating back to 1843 and this year we are especially proud to celebrate 170 years of art and design education in Sheffield. "The Creative Spark annual degree shows are a highlight in the city's calendar of events, and this year we will be showcasing the talent, hard work and achievements of more than 1,500 students from almost 20 disciplines. It is an opportunity for people to view exciting, innovative and inspirational work from the next generation of creative practitioners and professionals. "The shows are located at a number of venues in the heart of the city's Cultural Industry Quarter, and reflect the contribution art, design and creative practice continue to make to the region's rich creative, cultural and commercial economy." The Creative Spark exhibition is free and open to the public from Saturday 8 June to Friday 21 June, at venues around Sheffield Hallam University's City Campus. For opening times and directions visit www.shu.ac.uk/creativespark

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