A GROUP of Newport art students unveil their work tonight in their first graduate show.

The show, called Disperse, revolves around the subject of physical and psychological hoarding or collecting, and explores why people form collections in the first place.

Carrie Ravenscroft, one of the artists, said: “It’s the idea of being able to let go of these unnecessary things.

“Together we have created an eclectic range of art work that demonstrates the same complex ideas within one subject and yet also reflects the individual and their personality.

“As an entire exhibition, we hope to encourage viewers to explore, experience and understand one major issue, obsessive collecting.”

Each artist will present their own interpretation of the theme, through oil paintings, installations, sculptures and performance pieces.

“We really hope to inspire people with this show, both in the artistic sense and the prospective career sense,” Carrie added.

“If we could achieve something positive with this opportunity we would love to encourage the current students to get involved in local creative projects, both in and out of the education system.”

The exhibition opens tonight from 6pm at Jacob’s Antique Market, West Canal Wharf, Cardiff, then daily 10am to 5pm until Saturday.