An art installation based around Gaelic singing, jaw-dropping photos of space taken from a back garden and hard hitting documentaries are among the highlights at this summer’s University of the West of Scotland (UWS) Arts & Media Showcase.

The bi-annual event, which celebrates the creativity and innovation of students from the University’s School of Business and Creative Industries (BCI), features work from students and recent graduates; many of whom have gone on to make a significant impact on their chosen industries.

It’s Not Over Yet is an audio visual installation comprised of four short films that play at the same time, featuring a mix of Gaelic singing, composition and field recordings. The innovative project, by a team of MA Music students, is designed to provide audience members with a thought-provoking and immersive experience.

Hunting Orion is a documentary looking at how Broadcast Production: TV & Radio student Bryan Shaw has managed to capture incredible videos and photographs of space from the comfort of his back garden.

Bryan said: “I’m absolutely delighted to be part of this summer’s Arts & Media Showcase, and I look forward to seeing how people respond to my documentary.

“I’ve always enjoyed photography and videography, and over the last year, I’ve become fascinated with capturing images of space. Essentially, I wanted to bring the stars to people who might not see them, because of things like light pollution.

“The documentary explores how I do this, and, I hope, shows people just how incredible the night sky really is.”

Photo: Bryan Shaw

Photo: (left to Right) UWS lecturer Shona Wallace and George Kaniyarasseril Joseph

Photo: It’s Not Over Yet image
Photo Credits: UWS

MA Broadcast Journalism students Rebecca Tierney and George Kaniyarasseril Joseph filmed separate short documentaries looking at the work done by Ayrshire Women’s Hub and the cost of living crisis.

Rebecca said: “I wanted to highlight the incredible work done by the Hub, which is an invaluable resource for so many women.

“I’m really pleased that my documentary is part of this year’s Showcase, and I hope it shows people just how important this service is.”

George added: “The cost of living crisis has affected almost everyone, and as an Indian student studying in the UK, I hope that I have been able to offer a fresh perspective on this challenging situation.

“Studying at UWS has been crucial to my development as a journalist, and I am excited that an audience will be able to enjoy my work.

UWS Commercial Music Lecturer and Arts and Media Showcase Co-ordinator Clare Duffin said: “As always, the

Arts & Media Showcase illustrates exactly why graduates from this School are highly sought after within the creative industries.

“This summer’s event gives the public an opportunity to enjoy the work of our students at an early point in their career journey, and they can be proud of what they have achieved.”

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