Creative students’ interpretations of their views of peace are going on display at Wolverhampton Art Gallery.
The Make Art Not War exhibition – on the theme of peace – features work produced by students studying for University of the Arts London qualifications in art and design, games design, media, music, photography and performing arts.
The college was chosen as the National Skills Academy Creative and Cultural Midlands’ representative in the project – part of the 14-18 Now cultural programme taking place across the country to mark the centenary of the First World War – and students were challenged by leading artist Bob and Roberta Smith to explore their creative skills and produce a range of work in response to the provocation ‘What does peace mean to you?’
Jo Slater, curriculum manager for art and design, music and performing arts at the college, said: “We were delighted to be selected to take part in the programme and over 200 students submitted pieces of work including paintings, photographs, soundscapes and installations.
“The standard was extremely high and choosing the final pieces for the exhibition was difficult. Students whose work was selected for display should feel extremely proud and putting this on their CVs will set them apart from others when they are applying for university or jobs in the future.”
The exhibition will be on show at the gallery, in Lichfield Street in the city centre, from Saturday 23 March until Sunday 31 March.