Art and Design students welcomed visitors to their end-of-year show at the college this week.
A private view for the students’ families and staff from across Nescot was held on Thursday (June 7), with the public viewing from 10am to 4pm every day next week (June 11 to 15).
“The students have worked really hard preparing for this exhibition, and they should be really proud of the quality of work on display,” said Kathryn Stephen, Director of Creative Industries at Nescot.
“It’s important for the students to stage an annual showcase, because it gives them experience of exhibitions as well as working towards a non-negotiable artwork deadline.
“We also enjoy the show as a chance to celebrate our students’ achievements, and to be able to share their success with their families.”
Student Steven Bennison said he was originally working on a brief of ‘mythology and symbolism’, and had developed this into artwork based on the concept of the rapture.
He drew eight pieces by hand, experimenting with colour and then scanning the pieces and using gradient mapping on his Mac to change the colours.
“I’m really pleased with how they turned out, and I learned a lot of new techniques in the process,” said Steven, who is planning to study his foundation year at University of the Creative Arts in Epsom in September.
“I really enjoyed being able to combine drawing with the digital artwork packages. The installation was a challenge, and next time I might factor that in to the artwork itself.”
This year the student exhibition is also being staged alongside with the second-ever MgSO4 Epsom arts festival, with artwork being exhibited at the campus in July, as well as a jazz evening.