Sutton Coldfield College students work to be featured at top art exhibition in London – FE News
Josh, Tom and Ellie, who are studying art and design at university, have been selected to have their work featured at Origins Creatives – organized by the University Arts London (UAL) Awarding Body.
Held at the Truman Brewery in Shoreditch, the showcase will feature pieces from some of the UK’s most talented students at FE institutions studying in UAL fields including art and design, fashion, creative media and the performing arts.
Celebrating student creativity and hard work is sure to be on the agenda at the free exhibition, which will encompass a diverse range of painting, photography, drawing, sculpture, fashion and more.
Being part of this unique opportunity will also provide BMet scholars with the opportunity to have their works seen by hundreds of art lovers in a popular public arena.
Each of the students was able to choose their own area of passion and specialty to express themselves through art. All of their pieces caught the eye of the UAL Awarding Body’s curator from nearly 500 submissions.
Josh’s submission, titled “Sci-Fi Scenario”, explores the theme of nature versus man. He created a sculptural piece focused on the theme of an outer space concept, using different concepts and ideas related to mechanical creatures versus plants – including environmental and sustainability issues integrated into the final theme of the major project.
Josh, who personally enjoys science fiction, said: “I didn’t have to think twice about where my work should go and I’m delighted to have been able to express myself on something that means a lot to me !
“People often overlook science fiction, so I also feel like my art was a good way to raise awareness about this area.”
Ellie’s submission titled “Crime Scene”, explores crime under the theme of nature versus nurture. She wrote her own crime story involving members of her family to play roles and create exhibits as evidence. His crime scene committee concludes its investigation into a serial murder.
For inspiration, Ellie looked at serial killers and how they could be predisposed by their genetic heritage – as her interest was in creating an evidence board for a crime scene she made. She formulated a story for her crime committee, constructing her own crime using the information she gained from her research.
Ellie, who wants to join the police, said: “I have chosen to focus my works on crime because I am very passionate about this area and have had personal experiences myself. My family represents the world to me, so it was also important for me to be able to include them visually in my work.
Tom’s submission, titled ‘Legacy’, explores his own British heritage during the Platinum Jubilee year. Through his work, he showed images of Britain that are iconic, including visual representations of tea, structures like Tower Bridge, and a British telephone box. Additionally, Tom used the Union Jack as a backdrop to show what heritage his work is based on.
Tom added: “I thought it was really great to be involved in the project, as I was able to explore the complexities of people’s lives, which included diving into histories and cultures.
“I focused on Britain, as my family was born in Britain, so I was able to relate my own experiences and those I shared.”
The unique Origins Creatives exhibition offers art lovers, critics and industry professionals in the creative sector the opportunity to discover original creative talent from across the UK, celebrating student creativity and hard work.
Speaking about the great opportunity and success of the students, Julie Hickman, Lecturer in Art and Design at Sutton Coldfield College, said, “I am very proud of my students whose constant dedication, enthusiasm and hard work for their labors have certainly borne fruit. They not only represented the college well, but also themselves.
“Opportunities like this don’t come around often, so it’s a watershed moment to be able to showcase their ideas, interests and talents on such a large public scale!”
The exhibition will feature selected works created by students in grades 1, 2, 3 and 4 across all subjects. You can expect to see a diverse range of painting, photography, drawing, sculpture, fashion and more.
If you would like to attend this event, please book: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/origins-creatives-2022-tickets-365680649667
All of the BMet winning students credited their BMet education with helping them create their individual and famous works of art.
To find out more about BMet’s range of art and design courses, please visit BMET websitewhere you can register now for courses starting in September.
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