Over 1000 young artists and designers will display work at the 2017 Manchester School of Art Degree Show. Taking place on the Manchester Metropolitan University campus, the Benzie Building, Chatham Building and historic Grosvenor Building will be transformed into gallery spaces to ensure there is something for everyone – whether your interest is art or architecture, ceramics or sculpture, textiles or typography, or fashion or filmmaking. The multi-exhibition show runs for 11 days, and with previous stars of the Degree Show going on to win the Woon Foundation Prize in Painting and Sculpture, The Spin Awards Grand Gold Prize and Young Designer of the Year, there is likely to be plenty of award-bound artistic flair on display. The “YOU MADE IT” style of this year’s show has been crafted by DR.ME, a Manchester-based design studio composed of two former students Ryan Doyle and Mark Edwards. The pair have also worked with Manchester International Festival, Cloudwater Brew Co and Midi Festival. They’re in good company: other former students include Count Duckula creator Brian Cosgrove, Alexander McQueen supremo Sarah Burton OBE and iconic Factory Records designer Peter Saville. The closing day (Wed 21 Jun) is also Manchester Metropolitan University’s open day, so take time to explore what the campus has to offer. There is also a Private View on Fri 9 Jun (5.30pm – 9pm), and interested art buffs should contact the Art School on the details below.

Sat 10 Jun – Wed 21 Jun, Manchester School of Art, Oxford Rd, Manchester M15 6BH. Tel: 0161 247 3412, Sat & Sun 10am–4pm, Mon–Fri 10am–6pm, FREE, www.degreeshow.mmu.ac.uk

Sat 10 Jun - Wed 21 Jun
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Tue 6 Jun 2017