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Students put on huge creative show

Talented and creative students from Middlesex University have put on one of the largest student art exhibitions held by any UK university over the weekend.

Talented and creative students from Middlesex University have put on one of the largest student art exhibitions held by any UK university over the weekend in London's trendy Brick Lane.

The show featured a catwalk fashion show, alongside an exhibition of artwork, installation, photography and video from some 500 by students studying subjects including animation, photography, interior design, fine art, jewellery and illustration.

Local students showing off their work included Fine Art student Roya Modaresi from Golders Green whose installation was motivated by women's rights in her native Iran, and High Barnet fashion bloggers Carrie Harwood and Lucy Nicholls who have created a new magazine.

Final year Fashion Design, Styling and Promotion student Carrie Harwood (21) said: "We were fed up with unrelatable articles and disenchanting content in modern magazines, so we created our own. Ours is a magazine for girls that don't want to keep up with the latest trends, but like to be reminded of ones gone by."

Other students showing their work included Sony World Photography Award winner Asef Ali Mohammad (pictured), fashion student Olivia Ann May who recently received media attention for her designs for older people, and Clive Shaw, whose animation work was praised by The Simpson's creator Matt Groening.

This year's show will also feature product design and engineering students including Kieron Scott-Woodhouse who wowed the technology industry with his bamboo mobile phone, Puja Varsani who flew the flag for Britain at World Skills and Ahmed Patel, one of a number of students who worked on an innovative project to create a video for pop star Ellie Goulding.

Illustration student Hector Lloyd (27) has created an impressive two metre artwork, a modern day take on ancient civilisations, he said: "It's exciting that it's all come together – I'm excited about my work finally being on public display."

The Middlesex University Art & Design Degree Show took place in the Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane from Friday 8 June – Monday 11 June. Over the weekend the show attracted around 5,000 visitors including industry specialists.

Images from the show are available on Flickr.

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