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Students from Solent have been asked to submit work for an art exhibition in Sicily.

27th May 2022
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Excitingly, students from Solent have been asked to submit work for an art exhibition in Sicily. The exhibition will have a gallery format and in addition several images will be placed on permanent display around the city, re-vitalising traditional icon sites in Palermo.

Second year students studying on the BA Fashion Photography and third year students on the BA Journalism courses were presented with the opportunity by Art & Poetry Open Air Museum in Palermo (The APPA Museum) with a view to working together on an exhibition project.

The students were given the theme of Virtue/Myth and asked to produce a series of images which could work in an exhibition context and as a printed artefact.

Around 35 students submitted work and images that will feature in the gallery exhibition at Palazzo Branciforte which will take place from 30 July until 12th August. Additionally, five pieces will be mounted permanently around the city. One student will have their trip and accommodation to the opening of the exhibition funded by APPA.

The work will range from large format prints on paper to boxed collections of post card sized images. The street images will be bonded onto acrylic.

Gino Sprio, Senior Lecturer in Photography and Film, said: “The exhibition will run concurrently with The Psychology of Sustainability Conference. This will be attended by a number of fashion luminaries, including Sara Sozzano Maino, Head of Vogue Talents, so will be an amazing opportunity for the students to have their work seen and make connections within the industry.”