Announcing our BIG BIG BIG Show 2022

10 May 2022

Leeds Arts University is excited to announce Our Big Big Big Show 2022, showcasing the work of our talented graduating students. The show will be in-person for the first time in three years.

Featuring works of contemporary art, animation, illustration, graphic design, film, fashion, textiles, creative advertising, music, photography and writing, from across fifteen undergraduate courses, the University is delighted to present the work in a physical exhibition held at Blenheim Walk for the first time since 2019. Students from across the University’s further education courses will also be showcasing their work at the Vernon Street campus.

The undergraduate show will also feature a catwalk event produced by BA (Hons) Fashion Design students, and a live concert performed by BMus (Hons) Popular Music Performance students. The Art Market will be open for visitors to purchase artwork created by students at the Blenheim Walk site for the duration of the exhibition.

Professor Simone Wonnacott, Vice-Chancellor, said:“We are delighted to be able to showcase our students’ work in person this year. It has been a challenging few years for our graduating students but we are all incredibly proud of how they have been able to adapt to an ever-changing situation. The work on show is testament to their commitment and innovation and we can’t wait for a live audience to see it.”

The 2022 show branding was designed by final year BA (Hons) Illustration student Guy Parsons who said: “Most of us exhibiting in this year's show have never experienced an end of year exhibition at Leeds Arts University before. Whilst already being an important part of our education here, pair that with the fact this is the first in-person show for three years; this one feels big. My rationale behind the wording and design is very simple, for us being able to hold this show means a lot to everyone involved.”

The undergraduate show runs from 7 – 11 June at Blenheim Walk. The further education show runs from 6 – 11 June at Vernon Street. More information, including full opening hours can be found here.