An exhibition aims to show a more contemporary side of work from students at Oxford University's Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art.

The show, called Box Ladder, is currently being held at the Modern Art Oxford gallery, in Pembroke Street, Oxford, and runs until Sunday.

It consists of an assortment of paintings, sculptures, films, music, publications and interactive exhibits.

Art student Lucy Fyffe, 19, said: "I think people have a view of the Ruskin as very traditional but if you come to the show you can see we're engaged in a much more contemporary 'conver- sation'.

"None of the work has a title and we encourage visitors to move around freely."

According to the gallery, the show is about "readdressing the function and geography of the gallery space into a site that straddles the definitions of library, cinema, concert hall and gallery".

But with all sorts of colourful installations, includ- ing videos, painted re- claimed furniture, hanging artwork, drums and a design-your-own-magazine section, Lucy said that above all else, the exhibition was great fun.

"It's very dynamic and playful," she said. "I've never seen a modern art show in Oxford like ours. It's everything a student show should be."

Ruskin art students will be leading tours around the gallery at 3pm on Saturday, although visitors are encouraged to come along to see the show anytime over the weekend.

Modern Art Oxford curator Suzanne Cotter said it was a pleasure hosting the art students and applauded the quality of the exhibition.

"We're delighted to welcome the students," she said.

"The exhibition reflects their energy and intelligence as young artists of the future."

To find out more about Box Ladder call Modern Art Oxford on 01865 722733.