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News: Sneak peek at our Art and Design show

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Our End of Year shows are a fan­tas­tic cel­e­bra­tion of our cre­ative stu­dents and the work they pro­duce dur­ing their time with us. For the first time since 2019 we are look­ing for­ward to hold­ing our End of Year shows in per­son again!

Our gallery spaces at our Adams and Stoney St cam­pus­es are in the process of being trans­formed and our stu­dents are busy set­ting up their work ready to show­case to their friends, fam­i­lies, tutors, and mem­bers of the pub­lic next week.

We caught up with Art Foun­da­tion stu­dents Imo­gen and Willem who have spent the past 8 weeks final­is­ing their work and get­ting it ready to exhib­it when our End of Year shows begin next week, on the 16th June.

Imo­gen is using her project to high­light an envi­ron­men­tal mes­sage. Using plas­tic waste she has col­lect­ed from around her home, as well as from friends and oth­er fam­i­ly mem­bers, she has made a series of plas­tic sculp­tures depict­ing animals.

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Using house­hold plas­tic waste I have col­lect­ed over the past few months, I’ve made 3 ani­mal sculp­tures to high­light an envi­ron­men­tal mes­sage around the impor­tance of recycling. 

We need to stop being lin­ear with our waste and start work­ing in a cycle where we reuse and recy­cle more. To high­light this, I’ve made 3 ani­mal sculp­tures out of the plas­tic I have col­lect­ed to high­light that in nature, ani­mals don’t cre­ate waste. 

 — Imo­gen Spouge
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As well as her ani­mal sculp­tures, Imo­gen will be show­cas­ing her sketch­books to high­light her plan­ning process­es, as well as some of her oth­er works from through­out her foun­da­tion year with us.

Willem, who also joined us on an Art Foun­da­tion course in 2021 has spent the past aca­d­e­m­ic year putting togeth­er his port­fo­lio and explor­ing his cre­ative inter­ests. He decid­ed to pur­sue an Art Foun­da­tion after com­plet­ing his A Lev­els and decid­ing he no longer want­ed to take-up his uni­ver­si­ty place to study English.

When I start­ed my Art Foun­da­tion, I didn’t have a port­fo­lio, so my course has real­ly helped me try lots of dif­fer­ent things and put togeth­er a port­fo­lio of my work. I am plan­ning to go to uni­ver­si­ty in Lon­don in Sep­tem­ber to study graph­ic design and feel my Foun­da­tion course has real­ly set me up for it.”

For Willem’s end of year project, he decid­ed to turn his pas­sion for graph­ic design into a tan­gi­ble project and has cre­at­ed brand­ing and a logo for a lunar Olympics.

I am going to be show­cas­ing an Olympic games set on the moon. I have always been inspired by the Olympics and it was the brand­ing and logo that got me inter­est­ed in graph­ics in the first place. My project fol­lows a sci-fi theme and I have come up with dif­fer­ent appli­ca­tions of the logo. 

 — Willem Hayes
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Our 2022 End of Year shows are our first in-per­son exhi­bi­tions since 2019 and our stu­dents are look­ing for­ward to wel­com­ing their friends, fam­i­lies, and mem­bers of the pub­lic to view their work.

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I am excit­ed to be able to show­case my work in per­son, espe­cial­ly to my friends and fam­i­ly. Every­one has worked hard to put their projects togeth­er and a lot of time and effort has hap­pened behind the scenes to get every­thing ready. I am look­ing for­ward to open­ing night as we are expect­ing a lot of peo­ple so the atmos­phere will be great. 

 — Willem Hayes, Art and Design Foun­da­tion student.

End or Year shows at Nottingham College

Cel­e­brat­ing the work of our cre­ative stu­dents from across our Art, Design, Fash­ion, Media, Pho­tog­ra­phy, Hair and Beau­ty cours­es, our End of Year Shows are a fan­tas­tic show­case allow­ing vis­i­tors to explore the work of our tal­ent­ed stu­dents and meet our cre­ative tal­ent of the future.

Our events are tak­ing place through­out June and you can find out more about them on our event web page.

There's still time to join us in September

If you’re look­ing to join us this Sep­tem­ber there is still time to apply! 

Our huge range of cours­es, out­stand­ing stu­dent sup­port, state-of-art facil­i­ties and fan­tas­tic stu­dent com­mu­ni­ty mean you are per­fect­ly placed to take your next steps, what­ev­er you choose!

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  • 9th June 2022 (10:30 AM)
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