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War centenary exhibition is a huge hit at town’s art gallery

An item from the Cleveland College of Art and design exhibition which is being held at Hartlepool Art Gallery.

An item from the Cleveland College of Art and design exhibition which is being held at Hartlepool Art Gallery.

A WARTIME costume exhibition designed by talented art students has seen dozens of people flock to the gallery where it is being shown.

And history and costume enthusiasts are being urged to go and see the excellent display at Hartlepool Art Gallery, in Church Square, Hartlepool, before it closes on Saturday, June 28.

The exhibition – which commemorates the centenary of the outbreak of the conflict – was opened on Friday, June 6, and since that time there has been a steady stream of visitors getting an eyeful of the work created by students from Cleveland College of Art and Design.

The annual exhibition showcases the final work from all graduating students at the town’s dedicated University Level Campus.

It forms part of the main degree show and all work has been created by Level 5 (final year) costume students who will be graduating in July.

Members of the public, along with friends and family members of the students, are welcome to attend the event.

A spokesman for Cleveland College of Art and Design said students were delighted to be showcasing their work.

She said: “So far the exhibition has gone down really well and we’re very proud of the work the students have put in, and the finished articles which have gone on display.”

This is a culmination of fascinating costumes made up of garments which would be suitable for stage and screen.

“Students have completed modules associated with pattern drafting and construction, embellishment, tailoring and millinery, material culture and professional studies, as well as working on live pr. Thanks to our extensive links with the costume industry, students are supported in sourcing work experience and other hands-on opportunities that give them the real skills and head start to real work opportunities.”

For further information telephone the gallery on (01429) 890000.

 

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