The finest works by Hartlepool School of Art graduates are featured in an annual exhibition

Visitors are invited to marvel at the work of final year students at the school’s annual celebration.

Unveiling new names to watch in the creative industry, the showcase showcased works from across the wide range of visual arts, stage and film backgrounds.

It is now on display at the school’s Hartlepool campus at 1 Church Street between Monday June 6 and Saturday June 11.

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The award show features the work of final year students at the Northern School of Art in Hartlepool.

It follows a launch for students and their families and friends last week.

Art School Principal Dr Martin Raby said: “The show is a celebration of all the hard work and commitment of our very talented students. It was wonderful to welcome so many visitors during our preview evening.

“It’s a fantastic exhibit and we encourage everyone to come and see it.”

Prior to the opening event, a series of awards were presented to students recognizing academic and creative excellence in the school’s programs by Dr. Raby and Chairman of Governors Tim Bailey.

Borbala Iszlai won the award for Costume Performance with Design – Student of the Year 2022.

All nominees received a certificate to display in the exhibition next to their work, and the winners received a certificate and an award.

The Degree Show showcases the outstanding work of final year students across all of its BA (Hons) programs, covering Photography, Fashion, Textiles, V and Theater Production, and more.

Among the winners was adult student Donna Auchterlounie, who took home the Textiles & Surface Design – Student of the Year 2022 award.

She said: “My time at school has been just amazing, it’s a challenge because I also have a family and I’m managing GCSEs during lockdown and doing all of that, but I’ve really loved it.”

Sarah Howitt with her certificate.

Rhiannon McMahon won the Acting Student of the Year award and said, “I really enjoyed my three years here and I’m honored and grateful to have won.”

And Sarah Howitt, a textile and surface design graduate, received the Gary Pearson Award (For Breaking Boundaries).

Sarah said: “This course gave me the opportunity to explore who I am as an artist and to be who I am.”

The diploma exhibition is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. until Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

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