Northern Portrait Exhibition

Wed, 10 Jun 2015 15:03:00 BST

Northern Portrait









A new collaborative project with students from the School of Art, Design and Architecture and The Artworks 1830 Gallery explores new artistic talent. 

Northern Portrait Exhibition

The Northern Portrait Exhibition opens on Saturday 27 June until Saturday 4 July (Thursday to Saturday 11.00am to 4.00pm and Sundays 12.00noon to 4.00pm), with a preview on Friday 26 June, from 6.00pm to 9.00pm.

The exhibition questions and celebrates what it means to be ‘northern’ and in response to this broad ‘identity’ theme students explore Northern Arts practice from a variety of perspectives.

‘Northern Portrait’ originated from a unique opportunity for second year students, about to embark on their placement year in industry, to work with other disciplines and celebrate a 'northern identity’.

Innovative and experimental ideas

Graphic Design, Animation, Illustration and Contemporary Art students have independently organised and curated their own exhibition of interpretive works to create an industry facing showcase. The Artworks has opened its doors to these enthusiastic and passionate students allowing them to collaborate and explore innovative experimental ideas to create this visually exciting exhibition.

The Artworks

A truly community based art school, ‘The Artworks’ began as a small arts school open to all ages, skill and ability. ‘The 1830 Gallery’ is a multi-purpose exhibition space and supportive resource for artists and emerging curators. Since opening in 2013 it has exhibited professional artists such as Ralph Steadman and Russell Mills as well as providing a platform for emerging and newly established artists.

Passionate about creativity

The School of Art, Design and Architecture is recognised as entrepreneurial, award-winning and passionate about creativity. Their ideas-led approach to creative risk, exploration, questioning, entrepreneurship and collaboration encourages innovative and creative work. Staff and students frequently win prestigious national and international awards.

Students are offered the opportunity to study in an inspiring cross-disciplinary environment, combined with professional industry input through their lecture series and workshops delivered by leading practitioners, live projects and industry placements.

You are invited to view and enjoy the work of this new enterprise between the University of Huddersfield and the gallery, exploring new talent and passion for art displayed by budding artists with a multitude of skills.

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