The launch of Reel Case offers brand new spaces for students to showcase their artwork around UWE’s Bower Ashton campus.

Students are encouraged to contribute to Reel Case  // Credit: Alex Ingram
Students are encouraged to contribute to Reel Case // Credit: Alex Ingram

The 9 display cabinets, placed mainly in B and C block, originated as dry riser cupboards, storing fire reels in case of emergency. They have seen a refurbishment over the last few weeks, being emptied and painted white.

Reel Case will kick off with staff work for the first show, however students are encouraged to submit work. The cases, each slightly differing in size, act as clean canvases for students to exhibit their work to a large audience.

Invitations to get involved in each exhibition will be sent out via UWE email this year. If you are interested in contributing, you can email Reel.Case@uwe.ac.uk with a single photo and small piece of text.

Curator of the gallery, Luisa Holder, said “I look forward to working with you in the coming year!”

By Richard Peake