Students have the bottle for art

An art collective formed by students from the University of Dundee is taking art to the public in a novel way this Thursday.

Selection Box, led by fourth-year Illustration students Jasmine Holt and Kali Wallace, ran a competition get fellow students and budding artists into the public eye by exhibiting their submissions on 60 beer bottles during their event ‘Art on Beer’.

The 60 unique bottles, sponsored by Eden Mill and Abernyte Brewery, will be revealed in The George Orwell on Thursday night, all proceeds going to the charity HELM.

Kali said, “Whilst art on beer bottles isn’t exactly new, our competition aims to promote the inclusive, creative community within our city.”

Jasmine said, “We are delighted to have worked with local businesses to create something totally different, it’s a good change for students returning to study. In the end, it’s all about the art.”

Helen Sykes, Chief Executive of HELM said, “We are thrilled the local business community and the students are donating all the proceeds to us. We help young adults transition to life and it seems fitting to have the support of other young adults towards this goal.”

Helm is a charity based in Dundee which provides a creative, supportive learning service for people, in particular young people, who face difficult barriers to developing sustainable careers.

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