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Art & Design students exhibit at Warrington Market to celebrate Rugby League World Cup

On Thursday 13th October, Art & Design students from Warrington & Vale Royal College attended a fabulous exhibition launch at Warrington’s multi-award-winning market. The launch marked the official opening of the ‘Coming Together’ exhibition, showcasing artwork created by Art & Design students from Warrington & Vale Royal College and Priestley College. The exciting collaboration is part of the town’s Rugby League World Cup (RLWC) celebrations.

Students were joined at the exhibition by their family, friends and college staff, along with The Mayor of Warrington who said a few words about the exhibition, particularly emphasising the importance of 'coming together' and the collaboration between the two colleges. The theme of ‘Coming Together’ is multi-faceted, representing the many different countries and players coming together for the RLWC, Warrington’s local colleges coming together to produce and install the exhibition and more broadly speaking, humanity coming together for the common good.

Students were given a very open brief, producing artwork which represented their own personal interpretations of ‘Coming Together’. The artworks include painting, drawing, mixed media and collage.

Warrington Counsellor Tony Higgins, cabinet member for leisure and community, said: “This exhibition is a fantastic way to get our talented local students involved in a landmark event in Warrington, and I’d encourage everyone to pop down to the market and enjoy this fantastic display of art.

“The Rugby League World Cup focuses on ‘The Power of Together’, so it is fitting that students have been able to capture the spirit of the tournament and the sport in this impressive, creative exhibition.”

Ben Brady, Assistant Director for Curriculum at Warrington & Vale Royal College, said: “It has been a great pleasure to support our students in creating artwork for the exhibition.

“They were keen to put their own interpretation into the artwork and the creative flair of the young people of Warrington is clearly abundant.”

The exhibition is open until Saturday 19 November, at the Warrington Market mezzanine.

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