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Hundreds visit students’ art exhibition

July 24, 2014

Art and design students transformed West Cheshire College into an art gallery to showcase their creative works to the public.

Over 200 guests, including local artists, writers, designers and gallery owners, visited the College’s Ellesmere Port Campus to view the students’ work.

The art exhibition displayed a variety of styles and themes created by the students including Street Art, Flights of Fancy, Depiction of Women and the Memories of a World War Two Solider. 

Liz Broughton, 19, from Ellesmere Port who is studying a Foundation Degree in Art and Design, chose to base her work around women’s body images.

She said: “I chose my topic as my friend used to suffer from anorexia so it’s a topic close to home. I don’t like how the media and fashion industry use extremely skinny women- they should show women in a variety of shapes and sizes.

“I had a total of six weeks to create my work and I really enjoyed working on the project.

“I’ve just finished the course and I am now looking forward to studying photography at the University of Chester in September.”

Ian Prewit, Art and Design Tutor at West Cheshire College, said: “There was a buzz of a London art gallery during the exhibition.

“The evening was fantastic; all the students involved showcased strong pieces and should be extremely proud of their achievements.

“Many of the guests were greatly impressed and complimented the students’ work.

“We do the art exhibition showcase annually however this year was one of our most successful and strongest yet.”

The exhibition wasn’t the only exciting project art and design students have been involved in recently.

Selected students got to take part in Britain’s oldest festival, The Midsummer Watch Parade in Chester.

The Parade, run by community and professional artist, Russell Kirk, was watched by thousands of people.

Art student Paul Longley worked alongside Russell to create props for the Parade and events students Kristy Hughes, Ed Malone and Nour Ali gained valuable experience working as Stewards during the event.

For more information about studying art and design at West Cheshire College, call the College hotline on 01244 656555, visit www.west-cheshire.ac.uk.

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