Craven College students showcase art at exhibition

Isobelle Coates’ makes herself at home in her room set entitled “Anti Consumerism”

Shaun West with his Spokes of Wheel piece

Ben Mortimer with his wood and wire sculpture Chaos and the Natural Order

Course tutor Justyn Tandy views some of his students’ work

Maddy Negus puts the finishing touches to some of her work

First published in News

Young artists showcased their work earlier this month as Craven College’s School of Creative Industries opened its doors to the public.

Students converted their Aireville Campus studios into galleries for the exhibition, with the very best of the college’s visual and performing arts on show.

Pieces included 2D and 3D design, digital media, fashion, fine art, graphic design, moving images, photography and textiles. Performing-arts students opened the private view with a selection of songs from the musical Les Miserables and media students ran their own radio station for the week, broadcasting live online.

The show was opened by paralympian and former fashion student Sarah McPhee.

Sarah, volunteer manager at Cancer Research UK, became involved with the college after students helped rebrand the Lancashire-based children’s cancer charity Petal.

Sarah’s background in textiles, her love of art, her battle against bone cancer and selection to represent GB at the London 2012 Paralympic Games made her an inspirational guest.

Head of The School of Creative Industries at Craven College Theresa Savage said: “The show highlights the breadth of creative work produced by our talented students, from film to photography; from fashion and clothing to fine art, from theatrical and media make-up to performing arts, the quality is inspiring.

“We also celebrate the achievements of our prize winning students for all their hard work.”

Prize winner Laura Dickey said: “I’ve put my all into the course and I’m thankful for all the skills I’ve learnt.”

Laura studied the diploma in theatrical media make-up and was awarded the title Craven College Make-up Artist of the Year.

Building on her knowledge and skills gained at Craven College, Laura has won a place at the renowned Arts University Bournemouth to study special-effects make- up.

The end-of-year show also saw the launch of the new student magazine Craven Variation.

Written, photographed and edited by Craven College students, the magazine aims to showcase the talent within the college and give journalism and photography students a platform for their skills.

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