degree show 2018

Degree Show 2018

Stunning final year Degree Shows from artists at the University of Sunderland have gone on display.

From glass stags to children’s books; evolution inspired glass work to environmental sculptures, the exhibitions highlight the array of artistic talent from final year art and design students.

Professor Kevin Petrie, Head of the School of Art and Design at the University of Sunderland, said: “I am really excited and proud to see nearly 200 students presenting their art and design work in these exhibitions.

Your invitation to the 2018 Degree Show

We would be delighted if you would join us in celebrating the work of our final year Art and Design students from the Faculty of Arts & Creative Industries.  


Opening times


Friday 15 June (invited guests) 5:30pm to 8pm


Welcome by Mrs Shirley Atkinson Vice Chancellor:

Priestman Building 5:45pm

City Space Studio 6:15pm

National Glass Centre 7pm


Show open Saturday 16 June 10am to 4pm

Monday 18 to Friday 22 June 10am to 5pm

Closed Sunday 17 June


Glass & Ceramics only 

Wired for success

Michelle Castles could quite easily be in a classroom teaching schoolchildren had it not been for her University of Sunderland Degree Show.

As this year’s shows prepare to get underway, artist Michelle tells how her final year exhibition changed her life forever.

Today, Michelle has gained an international reputation for her stunning sculptures which beautifully capture the human form.

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