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Lincoln’s Degree Shows celebrate wealth of creative talent

— May 2013

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Michael Whieldon, Chris Hastings and Adam Waterfall, Sleek Park (bicycle security system)

A series of exhibitions from final year artists and designers will open to the public in June, bringing into view the extraordinary wealth of creative talent at the University of Lincoln.
Undergraduates from the University’s College of Arts have showcased their work at some of the world's leading design shows, galleries and trade fairs this year, and they are now putting their masterpieces on display across Lincoln.
Offering a glimpse of the future of UK creative and design talent, the free exhibitions will feature work spanning the College’s Schools of Art & Design, Architecture, and Media, and will transform venues throughout the city from Saturday 1 to Friday 14 June 2013.
Following their successful exhibition at Dutch Design Week, students from BA (Hons) Product Design will present their innovative creations in the University’s award-winning Architecture Building on the Brayford Pool campus. Michael Whieldon, Chris Hastings and Adam Waterfall will exhibit their unique modular bicycle security system, Sleek Park, which is designed to protect individual or multiple bicycles in urban areas.
Exhibitions from the University’s Contemporary Lens Media, Architecture, and Jewellery & Object courses will also be among those taking place in the same building. These shows include the internationally recognized work of Architecture student Sophia Bannert, who recently received first prize in the 2013 Berkeley Prize for Architectural Design Excellence, and Fiona Parkinson, one of the first cohort of graduating students from the Jewellery & Object programme, who has been invited to exhibit at the prestigious Legnica International Jewellery Competition in Poland.

Student animators, architects, artists, designers, conservators, filmmakers, illustrators and photographers will host displays across the University’s contemporary and historic buildings, and Lincoln’s final year Fashion students will also appear at the internationally acclaimed Graduate Fashion Week in London’s Earls Court.
The Lincoln School of Media will also open its doors to the public from Wednesday 5 to Friday 7 June 2013, when a number of high-profile projects will be shown alongside creative film, sound and design work. This year, the University’s Media students have contributed to live briefs from the NHS, RSPB and the national Portas Pilot scheme.
Speaking ahead of this year’s Degree Shows, Professor Norman Cherry, Pro Vice Chancellor for the College of Arts at the University of Lincoln, said:

This year’s graduating students from the College of Arts have created extremely high quality work, some of which has already enjoyed national and international success.  The Degree Shows are a wonderful opportunity for the University of Lincoln to share that work with the public. I very much hope that as many people as possible in the region will be able to see just how exceptionally talented our students are.
Other show highlights include an innovative calorie-counting smartphone app from Creative Advertising student Kwan Naruporn Srisukri, which informs the user how many miles they have to run, walk or swim in order to 'un-eat' a chocolate bar, and fascinating fully interactive installations from the BA (Hons) Interactive Design cohort, which were displayed at London’s celebrated Kinetica Digital Art Fair earlier this year.
Exhibitions are open from 11a.m to 3p.m. on Saturday 1 June, and from 10a.m. to 4p.m. daily from Monday 3 to Friday 14 June 2013, except Sundays. For more details and show locations, visit

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