ART students from the University of Bolton are delving into the world of surrealism and existentialism in an upcoming public exhibition.

Eight second year Fine Art students at the university have called their inaugural exhibition ‘TRANSMUTE’ - and it will feature art displayed in digital and physical mediums.

Helen Hosick, one of the members of the group, which is called Flux, said that the upcoming “exciting opportunity” would be showcasing a range of up and coming diverse artists.

She said: “There are eight of us in this exhibition as part of a collective of students and there will so much different artwork on display - paintings, photography, video - all sorts of different mediums.

“The themes have been made by us and cover so many different types of themes and topics - feminism, repairing broken things, portraiture of those who have gone above and beyond - there will be so much on.”

Other topics set to feature at the exhibition include faith, sexuality, mental health, body dysmorphia and a general look at culture in our lives.

Flux has received support in their exhibition from RockIt, which provide opportunities for young creatives in the music industry and helps build bridges in the arts sector.

The group have been able to create their art in the Bolton School of the Arts’ £10m purpose-built facilities, where they have been able to experiment with a range of techniques.

Helen added: “I have really enjoyed doing it. If I could do something like this for the rest of my life I would be happy. It is a lot of hard work but it would be my cup of tea.

“There is a lot on at the exhibition and no set type of art, so there is a lot for people to discover and look at.”

The eight artists taking part are Helen Hosick, Fran Duggan, Melissa Day, Alicja Ostrowska, Luciana Oliveira, Ndudi Mamboma and Ioanna Giannakopoulou and Jade Swarbrick.

The exhibition can be viewed at Unit V5, The Vaults, in Market Place,between May 12 and May 16.