End of Year Art, Design & Fashion show a success
22nd June 2017 1:39pm - Return to press releases
East Riding College’s end of year Art, Design and Fashion show was held at Bridlington Contemporary Gallery for the first time this year.
It featured impressive work from students across multiple disciplines. The College teamed up with the Gallery to take the students’ end of year show out of the College setting and to give more people in the town a chance to see work created by Bridlington’s talented young artists, graphic designers and fashion designers.
Tracey Murray, Head of Art & Design at the College said, “Our thanks go out to Bridlington Contemporary Gallery for hosting our show in the heart of the town. It’s been a really good experience for the students. It’s great for them to see the public interacting with their creations. All the work has been well received and I think people are impressed with the talent on show.”
Gallery manager Rebecca Folds said, “I am excited by what the East Riding College students have achieved, and our visitors seem impressed too! We’ve had over 250 people through the door for the student exhibition. It’s been a roaring success and we’re so pleased we were able to host.”
Fashion student Hayley Campbell, aged 20 from Bridlington said, “I’ve learned a lot of different techniques and developed a creative outlet for my ideas. I’m not into normal fashion, I want to make costumes for theatre productions, and the course has allowed me to pursue this and has taught me what I need to know to move onto my degree in Costume Interpretation with Design at Cleveland College of Art & Design.”
Art student David Dickinson, who has done the course while still in the RAF, said “I have managed to diversify my working practice and to develop new technical skills. It has been good fun trying new things and stepping out of my comfort zone of portraiture. I intend to go to university after I leave the RAF and this course will enable me to do that.”
Art, Design and Fashion is all offered at East Riding College’s Bridlington campus at St Mary’s Walk. Dedicated workshops and specialist tutors allow students to develop their talents and set themselves up for further study or work in the industry.