Get inspired at the MET’s End of Year Show
Pictured: Art installation at this year's End of Year Show
The studios at Brighton MET are open until Tuesday 27 June for the annual Creative Industries’ End of Year Show. The students’ final year projects cover everything from photography, graphics and fine art, to games development, illustration and 3D design, to fashion and textiles.
Over 400 students have contributed to the exhibition, which is free for the public to attend. The eye-catching promotional poster was created by Graphic Design student Isaac Collins. His distinctive design was selected from over 60 submissions by a panel of Art and Design staff.
Mary Ledgard, Pathway Leader in Graphic Design, said:
"Isaac's design had the qualities of a successful design for promoting the range of courses on show. I think it has an enigmatic and quietly powerful presence. The red light, reminiscent of the photography darkroom, and the anonymous figures represent the student body about to emerge from the art school. The image also hints at collaboration across disciplines and the projection of a strong and confident art school identity."
Isaac was presented with an award by MET CEO Nick Juba (pictured) on the opening night, which was attended by over 800 people.
The students have chosen a wealth of different topics and themes to inspire their projects. For example, Florence Wright, who is specialising in Fine Art, has based her project on how having a virus — particularly AIDS — can impact a person’s identity. She said:
"Someone’s identity can change from feeling like they are themselves to being represented as the virus that they have. I looked at the colours under a microscope of the actual virus and combined that with portraits."
Max Hayes from the Games Design pathway, said:
"I made concept work for a game idea that I had – taking the mick out of the typical hero story. You play as a character who admires the hero but as you progress you realise the hero isn’t what he seems to be. For my final project I’ve made a few animations for this concept and the game."
The show is being held in the Trafalgar and York Buildings on Pelham Street in Brighton on Friday 23rd June 10am-5pm, Saturday 24th June 10am - 2pm, Monday 26th June 10am - 5pm and Tuesday 27th June 10am - 8pm.