Art students display projects at varsity show

SHARJAH — Scores of people thronged an exhibition of sculptures, painting, photography and installations made by the Bachelor of Fine Arts students at the University of Sharjah (UoS) on Tuesday evening.

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Published: Wed 14 May 2008, 8:42 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 7:07 PM

Seven final year students displayed their graduation projects at the exhibition, called Exit No 3-Class of 2008. The exhibition, which included sculptures, video and multi media installations, animations, painting, print making and photographs, officially opened to the public on Tuesday and will last until the end of this month.

Colin G Reaney, Assistant Professor of Sculpture from the College of Fine Arts and Design at UoS, said, “ This is the final assessment for the students and they have worked really hard for this day. This is the first time the projects are being displayed in the college gallery. The projects are contemporary art and holistic in nature. We are training them to be versatile and confident.”

He added that the students had set up the projects, printed and designed catalogues all by themselves. “ A lot of hard work is gone in to the projects and we will be assessing them,” said Reaney.

Ibrahem Swaid, final year student, has put up two separate projects including a card game and a sculpture. “ I made the card game using screen printing and sketches. The sculpture was done using melted CDs, pieces of wood and plastics. It is just experimental work. However, it took me a long time to set it up,” said Swaid, who intends to pursue a profession in designing video games.

Noora Suleiman Al Mazroui had spent over a month to work on her project, which is a work of fantasy and several frames. “ My project has several frames as I wanted to frame the thoughts of the mind. It is meant to depict and fantasy world where everything is surreal,” she said. Her project depicts a cage with birds in it, surrounded by a spacious garden, colourful and bright flowers.

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