University Degree Shows 2020: From Heartbreak to Football and Beekeeping
The 2020 University of Sunderland Degree Shows see students from a range of backgrounds displaying their work on a new platform from today. With the impact of coronavirus shutting down galleries and venues across the world, the artists have used their initiative to create a catalogue of cutting-edge work.
Rachel Davison-Emmot, from Marley Pots in Sunderland, has been studying Fine Art. The 23 year old has been combining a passion for beekeeping with her love of art to create her final year piece.
Illustrator Muthiur Miah is hoping his collection of work looking at the theme of Islam will impress audiences. The 23 year old from Blyth has created an illustrated book, as well as a number of images which depict his feeling, hopes and messages.
Muthiur said, “I wanted to do something personal, something which reflects a subject that is important to me. Thanks to the University and the Illustration and Design programme I have learned a lot about myself as an artist. Getting the opportunity to put together a book of my own illustrations has really made me consider a possible career in book publishing.”
Jamie said, “We looked at tea from every angle, and I examined the history and culture surrounding the drink.” The team created images and models of what the museum would look like as part of their final submission. Jamie added, “University life has been great and I would like to go on and open my own design agency.”
Iona Stock, 21, has been studying Glass and Ceramics at the University.