Uni snaps up student’s work

Michael with his work
Michael with his work

A Donside art student will see their work imortalised after it was bought by his University for a permanent collection.

Former Westhill Academy pupil Michael Ridley (21), who recently graduated with a BDes (Hons) in Graphic Design from Gray’s School of Art at RGU, was among 11 students whose work was deemed to be of such a high quality that the university wished to retain it in its collections for future years.

Each of the students receivieved a certificate and a prize of £500.

Michael took a novel approach to presenting his work at Gray’s annual degree show, locating it within a shed to provide a quiet haven for people to consider

what they had seen.

Michael said: “The shed itself was a metaphor for how we manoeuvre through degree shows or galleries...”