Cowbridge Comprehensive School held their annual Art exhibition at the Old Hall which was well received by members of the public who commented on the very high standard of the work displayed. As usual, The Cowbridge Arts Group very kindly judged the pieces and awarded the winners with certificates and cheques.
This year, the students chose their own personal projects following a foundation phase in school, including organised workshops and visits to galleries which always result in a varied collection.
Our prize winners were as follows:
First prize: Samantha Phelps. Sam chose a subject close to her heart (her Grandad’s vintage and classic motorcycle collection) as her personal project. As well as an interest in art, Sam also enjoys music and drama which will stand her in good stead with her chosen career of production design.
Second prize: Olivia Davies. Olivia chose family portraits (in particular her younger sister) as her personal project and is applying to higher education courses in illustration.
Third prize: Libby Williams. Libby chose printmaking and etching of local structures and landscapes as her personal project. She has applied to higher education courses in architecture.
We wish them all the very best of luck for the future, and our thanks goes to the Cowbridge Arts Group for their continued support.
Well done to all!
by Nick Davies
“My arts practice is informed by nature and therefore it is my aim to look at re-integrating nature into art through capturing the energy and rhythm of the natural world. The consideration for a new exhibition is to further explore transience and renewal in nature through the passing of time.
In wishing to represent an evolving landscape, it is my aim to communicate its essence through transcribing changing patterns revealed from reflected water patterns, dappled light, casting of shadows, and the intrinsic mysteries associated with the imprint of time.
Layer upon layer; a combination of digital media transposed over subtle transparencies, paintings depicting the flow waterfalls, shadow drawings and white sculptural forms representing rolling pebbles turning with the ebb and flow of tides. It is with this combination of traditional and new technologies that the exhibition seeks to draw attention to the more physical aspects of fragility and strength in the natural world….…”
at the Old Hall (Adult Education Centre), Cowbridge High Street
from Monday 4th September – Friday 27th September 2017
Cardiff and the Vale College Art and Design Students exhibit in the Old Hall Gallery at Cowbridge Community College 3 July to 27 July 2017.
This exhibition is a showcase for the high quality outcomes of final year Art and Design students at Cardiff and Vale College. The Old Hall Gallery is an ideal venue to display their work in a public setting. The students study One and Two-year Art and Design courses: WJEC Foundation Diploma, BTEC First, 90 Credit and Extended Diplomas, and Foundation Degree courses. Students specialise in a creative area of choice including Textiles, Fashion, Ceramics, Graphics, Printmaking, Photography and Fine Art. A selection of work from these area make up the show. Students focus on original, creative, personal approaches evidencing the challenging and exciting developments made over their course of study. Many students base work around recent educational visits and research which has stimulated a range of new experimental approaches often linked to the local area. Well worth a visit.
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