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Students' Fine Art to mark opening of Lichfield Festival

"These are great opportunities to showcase the creative talents here in Staffordshire and it also helps create local networks for artists seeking support and collaborations on upcoming projects and events."

Ali Reed, 20, BA(Hons) Fine Art

Architectural sculptures and paintings which explore human nature are among the eclectic collection of fine art creations by Staffordshire University students to be showcased during the Lichfield Festival.

The exhibition entitled 'The Crossing' will feature work from nine students from the BA(Hons) Fine Art course from the University when it opens to the public at the Lichfield Cathedral to mark the opening of the Lichfield Festival.

The festival, which brings the best national and international artists and performers to the West Midlands each year for a summer celebration of film, music, art and literature, opens from Thursday, July 4 -14.

Among the exhibitors is Newcastle-under-Lyme based Fine Artist Barbara Witkowska who describes her art inspiration as an exploration of human activity in the modern world. "I have always found the subject of human value intriguing, its desire for domination and sense of power over the world is interesting to me on an intellectual and personal level."

"My practice attempts to explore sense of the world and understand human nature through metaphysical investigation," added Barbara.

For fellow exhibitor Ali Reed, 20, the Lichfield Festival will act as a warm up for her appearance at the contemporary art event PRISM in Sheffield.

Ali, who is graduating this summer from Staffordshire University's BA(Hons) Fine Art course, said: "These are great opportunities to showcase the creative talents here in Staffordshire and it also helps create local networks for artists seeking support and collaborations on upcoming projects and events."

The official opening of the exhibition will be held on Thursday, July 4, from 4 – 5.15pm.

Lichfield Cathedral Opening Times:

  • Mon to Fri: 7.30am to 6.15pm
  • Saturday: 8.00am to 6.15pm 
  • Sunday: 7.30am to 5.00pm 

Download the exhibition poster (PDF, file size: 1.74MB)   
 

 

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