Our Level 3 Extended Diploma Art and Design students wowed the crowds at an exhibition at Stamford Arts Centre last week. The exhibition was part of ‘The One World Week’ event with artwork following the theme ‘LIVING DIFFERENTLY’.
The exhibition contained a mixture of artwork, mainly paintings, with each responding to situations that students would like to change in the world right now. Students touched on subjects such as child slavery, gender equality and politics. One student, Paulius Daunys from Spalding, sold a piece of his artwork for £100!
Paulius said “I wanted to demonstrate inequality in our society and how people from other parts of the world are simply invisible to us as a concept in my art. It was really exciting to contribute to the one world week and having my piece recognised by the public”.
The event attracted large numbers of art enthusiasts and gave students the opportunity to gain feedback from the public whilst experiencing the preparation of a real art exhibition.
Tom Coulthard, Lecturer of Creative Arts described the exhibition as “an excellent experience for students to showcase their talents to total strangers and a fantastic opportunity to get some feedback in relation to their work”.
Real opportunities to receive feedback and prepare for public exhibitions gives our talented Art and Design students the fundamental experience they need in preparation for a career in the competitive arts industry.
If you are an aspiring artist, and this sounds like something you would be interested in find out more information about our courses at our next open evening on Tuesday 13th January, visit Stamford.ac.uk or call 01780 484 311.