Students from the Foundation Diploma in Art & Design course recently showcased their hard work in an end of year exhibition show at the Independent Arts Creative Hub in Newport.
A private view was held on the evening of Saturday 11 June where staff, parents, governors and members of the local arts community were invited to have a first look at the finished pieces. The exhibition then remained in place and open to the public for the next week.
This was the first time that a show of this kind has been able to go ahead since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, so both staff and students were very excited to finally be able to showcase their hard work again.
This year, students approached subjects such as spirituality, female control, movement of dance, split personality disorder, and other intriguing concepts. The students created interesting and artistic responses to their research, working across the disciplines of sculpture, painting, photography, digital art, textiles and illustration. We also exhibited some beautiful examples of miniature kimonos from our year 13 Fashion students’ final project.
Course Leader for the Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, Hannah Woodford said “I have been so impressed by the commitment and professionalism shown by the students this year. It is clear to see the dedication and effort that they have put into their final projects and it was amazing to be able to show everyone the standard of work that has been produced. We can’t wait to see where these talented students progress to next and will be following their exciting journeys ahead.”