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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.

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
Imogen S art work

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

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.

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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