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Students' artwork displayed in city's new exhibition space

Monday 16 April 2018

ECLECTIC works by emerging artists from the University of Salford are being displayed in a new exhibition space in the city.

Students from the University’s BA Visual Arts programme working across painting, sculpture, film and sound, are having their work shown at the Reality: Tap To See More exhibition at Paradise Works on Thursday 19 April. 

The studio, based on East Philip Street in Salford, opened last year and is a not for profit initiative which is currently home to 28 artists working across a range of disciplines.

Digital and physical worlds

The exhibition features new work by 12 second year students who were given a live brief in which they were asked to produce work to be shown at the exhibition, responding to the relationship between the digital and the physical world.

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This is an exciting exhibition of new talent and the passion and creativity displayed by our students here is genuinely inspiring

Balshaw, who is one of the curators of the exhibition, said: “We’d really like visitors to ask how physical objects are becoming redundant. Or, if constantly looking at our phones will affect our memories in the long run. These are the type of ideas we’ve been thinking about in the lead up to Reality: Tap To See More.”

Brendan Fletcher, Visual Arts lead at the University of Salford, said: “This was an excellent example of a live brief in which we worked with a new studio space to provide our students with the opportunity to create new pieces to be shown for a specific event. 

“This is an exciting exhibition of new talent and the passion and creativity displayed by our students here is genuinely inspiring.”