Defy Complacency is an exciting new exhibition by Solihull College & University Centre’s creative students taking place at Touchwood shopping centre this month. Higher education students will be showcasing fine art, photography, graphic design, installation, sculpture, video, V.R and illustration work. The exhibition begins on Friday 9th June and continues to Saturday 1st July. The students have been granted access to a shop space to showcase the multiple displays of artistic talent. All the work presented in this exhibition is by the College’s students studying on Oxford Brookes Higher education programmes.
With up to 50 individual exhibitors there will be a bevvy of artistic pieces on display. With a blank canvas of a space available the students have set up, decorated and designed their own venue in Touchwood Shopping Centre. Situated next door to Lakeland, the position is a prominent one.
Photography exhibitor and 3rd-year student Katie Hill stated, ‘this showcase is a real opportunity for us to promote our work. We can create a footprint for ourselves in a busy, visible location.’
The opening night is 9th June from 6.00-9.00 pm and the exhibition will be running Monday to Saturday’s opening from 9.30 am -6.00 pm. Industry experts and art enthusiasts alike will be in attendance at the opening night. Work varies extensively in its artistic approach and method. Among those featured is Wayne Harrison’s exploration into using Virtual Reality, using 360-degree footage in street photography; and Paul Johnson’s project in the wet plate process and exploring emotional connections through analogue photographic techniques.
This exhibition celebrates the diversity and talent emerging from local students. The public are invited to attend the exhibition to view work the talented students have created, either on the opening night or throughout the exhibition.
Find out more about Solihull College & University Centre’s Art & Design courses.