Five emerging artists and makers who have completed an adult education programme designed to boost their career prospects will present their work at Bilston Craft Gallery in June.

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Work by Creative Business start ups from Wolverhampton's Adult Education Service's Steps to Self Employment course will feature in an exhibition on the First Floor Gallery.

It features work by The Sewing Lounge, David Morrin, Ruth Watkins, Paula Kovacs and Steve Edwards. Pieces range from paintings to woven bags and wall hangings, embroidery, automata and cushions.

The exhibition will be on show from Wednesday 3 June until Saturday 27 June, 2015 and will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 4pm, Wednesdays from 10am to 7pm, Fridays from 10am to 1pm and Saturdays from 11am to 4pm.

Visitors to a launch event on 3 June from 4.30pm will have the chance to buy artwork and discuss commissions and services with the artists taking part.

Councillor Claire Darke, Wolverhampton City Council's Cabinet Member for Education, said: "The Steps to Self Employment course supports artists and creative businesses that are in the first stages of developing their ventures.

"We are delighted to be able to showcase the work of our gifted learners through this exhibition.

"It is also great to be able to support them in their new careers, whether they are setting up small businesses or working as freelance artists, and I'd like to wish them every success in the future."

For further information about the Steps to Self Employment course, or any of the other courses offered by Wolverhampton Adult Education Service - rated Outstanding by Ofsted in January 2015 - please visit Type=links;Linkid=2102;Title=Adult Education Service;Target=_blank;.

  • released: Tuesday 26 May, 2015