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In the Frame

Released: 13.08.13

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Plymouth graduates are showing off their work at a special exhibition hosted by Plymouth City Council.

Paintings, prints, photos, ceramics and sculptures are on display in the Council House as part of the Open Art programme. The pieces were chosen by councillors from the arts graduate shows at Plymouth University, Plymouth College of Art and the University of St Mark and St John.

Invited guests were welcomed to the Council House by Cabinet member for Co-operatives and Community Development Councillor Chris Penberthy who has supported the scheme with his Community Grant.

The art by 26 students explores a range of challenging themes including body image, domestic abuse, racism and drink driving.

Cllr Penberthy said: I'm delighted to be hosting this event in the Council House to celebrate the fantastic work of our arts graduates. It is the second time we've opened up the foyer of the Council House for an art exhibition and it is a really wonderful show.

It has been inspiring to work in partnership with Plymouth University, Plymouth College of Art and Marjon in developing this exhibit and I look forward to continuing to develop this work.

This is an exciting opportunity for our arts graduates to showcase their talents, they are really important to the city and we want to support them as they begin their careers in our creative industries.

*Photo taken by Brogan Clarke

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