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Warrington & Vale Royal College artists showcase their work in two enchanting exhibitions

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for adult art students studying at Warrington & Vale Royal College, who recently showcased their work in two enchanting exhibitions that left audiences in awe of their talent.

Pictured above: HNC Visual Arts students Linda Davey, Frances Veltkamp, Aleksandra Jakimow, Tina Moffatt and Vicki Cottrell

Five HNC Visual Arts students, who study their craft at the college’s Warrington campus, were recently invited to display their work at The Royal Standard Gallery in Liverpool in collaboration with TATE – an organisation working in partnership with the college’s recently launched Advanced Creative & Digital Skills Centre. The exhibition, titled ‘5 2 Midnight’, explored the climate crisis and challenged the artists with creating a piece that captured attention and provoked thought surrounding the issue.

The exhibition was launched with an exclusive private view; an event that was a huge success and true testimony to the students’ talent and dedication to their art. Congratulations to Vicki Cottrell, Linda Davey, Aleksandra Jakimow, Tina Moffatt and Frances Veltkamp who made their mark and a lasting impression on all those who experienced the exhibition. Mia Cathcart, Lecturer in Art & Design at the college, said: “The end result was cohesive and thought-provoking. It was great to see the students’ hard work pay off!”

Artistic talent runs through the college’s Winsford campus too – with twelve Level 3 Ceramics students taking their creations to Arley Hall & Gardens for their exciting end-of-year exhibition titled ‘Dazed and Glazed’. The decorative display featured several ceramic creations such as tableware, as well as more personal sculptures designed to reflect the individuality of the creator.

Congratulations to Aiva Musperte, Anne Jones, Babirye Gregory, David North, Jacob Chisnall, Jean Wilson, Kerry Mellor, Lois Johnson, Maxine Callow, Nicola Harrison, Nicky Billington and Trish Litchfield for curating such an enchanting exhibition that showcased the skills and knowledge developed throughout the course. Huw Phillips, Lecturer in Ceramics at the college, tells us: “Many of these students started studying with us at level 1 and have progressed on to level 3. They aim to continue to build their skills and interest in ceramics, ultimately setting up group or individual studios in the future.” Watch this space!

Artwork above created by Level 3 Ceramics students Babiyre Gregory, Jacob Chisnall, Lois Johnson and Nicola Harrison

Ben Brady, Assistant Director for Creative Arts at Warrington & Vale Royal College, says: “We are thrilled to offer our adult students the opportunity to exhibit their work at external exhibitions. This helps to develop professional practice, presentation and curation skills whilst giving great exposure for our highly talented adults.”

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More photos from the 5 2 Midnight exhibition: