A GROUP of students have taken over the Lock gallery in Coventry this week for their first professional exhibition.
The six, studying a mixture of fine art and illustration, are second years at Coventry University, and doing all the work to stage an exhibition is part of the professional practice module in their degree.
Carla Stevens said: “Emma (O’Brien, gallery boss) was really nice and she said to just pop in and I wanted to have my exhibition with other people because it’s too scary doing it by yourself.”
Zoe Andrews added: “Everything just fitted in and it’s a really good space.”
As well as work by Carla and Zoe, there’s pieces by Kelly-Louise Dugmore, Kayleigh Poter, Diana Nour, and Matt Mulholland.
All of the works are very different. Zoe’s feature nude drawings and focus on insecurity about body image. Kelly’s works look at ornate frames rather than what might be inside them.
Matt’s includes a video of what might be someone’s thoughts in their last two minutes of life and a painting of an old woman who paints her face every day though there’s no one to see it.
Carla’s works focus on paintings of people and looking at how people want to be seen.
The show is on until Saturday, March 26, at Coventry’s Canal Basin.