Gray's Students Prepare for Final Year Degree Show

Final year students at Robert Gordon University's Gray's School of Art in Aberdeen are preparing for the School's annual Degree Show, now in it’s 127th year, and sponsored by BP for the ninth year running.

Degree Show 2012 - PaintingThis year's talent showcase will be launched on Friday 15 June, providing an ideal opportunity for visitors to see emerging creative talent and engage in discussion about the ideas behind the work. Over the years, Gray's Degree Show has become a firm favourite with the Aberdeen public, with a range of final year undergraduate projects, spanning fashion and textiles, ceramics and jewellery, product design, graphics, digital media, visual communication, painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography and electronic media.

Professor Paul Harris, Head of Gray's School of Art said, "The creative energy of Gray's students means that they are continually pushing the boundaries. Visitors to the Degree Show will see an exhibition that reflects the very best of contemporary practice involving the integration of digital technologies alongside photography, animation, time-based and interactive media co-existing and complementing high quality work produced through the traditional studio processes that Gray’s is renowned for.

“BP's continued support of the Show emphasises the very important synergy that exists between art, design and industry, and the world beyond art school. This underlines Gray's School of Art's ambition to be the Professional Art School driving and supporting the region's creative industries at an international standard.”

Tim Smith, Vice President Communications & External Affairs, BP Scotland, said: “BP is delighted to continue our longstanding support of Gray's Degree Show to help showcase new talent and to reinforce the growing reputation for excellence in the arts in the North-east of Scotland.”

Paul Harris added, "We are very grateful to BP for their continued support of the Degree Show. Their involvement provides an added dimension to the Show and gives great encouragement to the School's graduating cohort of talent. The BP Awards for both Fine Art and Design are becoming acknowledged and highly cherished accolades representing creative excellence in any arena."

Gray's School of Art Degree Show 2012, sponsored by BP, will be launched on Friday 15 June. The show will then be open to the public from 16 to 23 June (10-5pm throughout the weekend and from 10-8pm on weekdays) at Garthdee Road, Aberdeen.

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Sarah Grieve

Communications Officer | Faculty of Design & Technology
Robert Gordon University
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