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Cleveland College of Art & Design’s wartime display in Hartlepool

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.

AN ANNUAL event showcasing the work of talented art students is being held at a town gallery in memory of those who fought for freedom in the First World War.

Cleveland College of Art & Design is holding its Costume Exhibition inside Hartlepool Art Gallery, in Church Square, Hartlepool.

The display, which commemorates the centenary of the outbreak of the conflict, was opened on Friday, June 6.

It will continue to run until Saturday, June 28.

The annual exhibition showcases the final work from all graduating students at the dedicated University Level Campus in Hartlepool.

The costume exhibition 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: “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 projects and a project of their own.

“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.”

He added: “A key feature to the exhibition will be a range of costumes which commemorate the centenary memorial of those who fought and worked for their country during World War I.

As a tribute many museums are holding exhibitions in remembrance of the sacrifices made by the men and women of Britain in the war effort.”

 

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