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Young Manx Artistic Talent to be celebrated at the Manx Museum 17 February 2009

On Saturday 28th February Manx National Heritage’s latest temporary exhibition, ‘The Graduates’ will open at the Manx Museum in Douglas.Arguments by Amie O'Brien

The exhibition will showcase the work of art students who graduated from the Isle of Man College’s Art, Design and Media courses in 2005. Since then many have developed their talents at art colleges and universities in the UK, with many graduating in the summer of 2008.

The graduates will be exhibiting their latest work, whilst simultaneously explaining what inspires them and encouraged them to pursue a career in the arts. The works on display will include a variety of different artistic disciplines and media which include fine art, photography, animation, film making, graphic design, fashion and textile.

Dress Up by Wendy GrayMany of the exhibiting students have been supported through their studies by the Isle of Man Government, but seldom have the opportunity to bring back their talent to the Island to demonstrate what they have learnt, how their work has progressed and what the future might hold for them. For the majority of the students involved, this is the first time they have exhibited on the Island.

The idea for the exhibition was suggested by one of the graduates, Breeshey Gray, who thought that it would be an excellent way to show people the university work of Manx art students.

Charlie Green by Emma RedheadArt Graduate Breeshey Gray commented:

“Young art students on the Isle of Man are really lucky to have such a dynamic institution as the Isle of Man College to support and encourage them on the first step of their artistic adventures. I thought having an exhibition of our graduate work would be an excellent way to thank the staff for all their support and to celebrate the talent consistently produced by the College every year. We are all really pleased the Museum has been so supportive.”

Katie King, Assistant Curator for Manx National Heritage added:

“We have had a fantastic time working with the young artists for this exhibition – they are all so energetic and creative. We really wanted to use this exhibition as a platform to recognise, celebrate and encourage young Manx artistic talent and we hope it will prove equally inspirational for our visitors!”

‘The Graduates’ will open be open to the public at the Manx Museum from Saturday 28th February until Saturday 2nd May 2009 and admission is completely free of charge.

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