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Fine Art students curate their own exhibition


An exhibition featuring work by Fine Art students from De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) has gone on display at the city’s LCB Depot.

Traditional art methods such as sculpture, printing, painting and etchings combine with virtual reality and video in the show, called State of the Art 2020.

The exhibition features work from 40 students and everything is for sale.

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Artist Josh Rees, who was on the committee choosing the artwork, said: “There’s a real mix of styles. It has been fun, but stressful – there was a lot of discussions working out where all the work will go and how to present it in the best way.

“It’s good experience learning how to curate a show, and we’ve been organising art workshops too for the public.

“It’s great to see such quality work coming from such a diverse group of people. There is some genuine up-and-coming talent here.”

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From February onwards LCB’s programme will bring together artists, designers, and makers at different stages of their careers from students to experienced professionals with exhibitions and events focussed on a wide variety of creative industry sectors.


The virtual reality workshop with Martin takes place on Friday 24 January at LCB Depot, from 6pm to 8pm. Anyone interested in finding out more or booking a place can email

“Virtual reality has given me the potential to push the boundaries of my creativity,” said Martin. “People who attend the workshop will have the opportunity to gain insight into how technological processes can help us create new and inspiring art forms.”

The State of the Art exhibition is on at LCB Depot until Friday 31 January, open Monday to Friday 9am to 5.30pm. For full details visit:

Posted on Monday 13th January 2020

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