College students showcase artwork for the Bury st Edmunds Festival
The work of almost 400 West Suffolk College students is being showcased in a special ‘End of the Year’ exhibition – as part of the Bury St Edmunds Festival.
Art and design students opened an exhibition featuring a vast array of their work to an estimated 500 people on Friday at the college’s Leonardo House.
The exhibition, taking place on three floors, is open to the public throughout this week with art, photography, fashion, textiles, interactive media, printmaking, 3D design, moving image and sculpture among the mediums used.
Derek Johnson, director of art and design, said: “We are very excited about the opening of the annual exhibition showcasing the work of almost 400 further education students from Level One right through to Level Three.
“There is an incredibly diverse range of very independent and expressive artwork. Students have drawn on their fascinations of the world around them and have creatively been very mature with some challenging works on show.
“This exhibition is all about the students. We believe in individual expression and offering a place where they can be creative whatever their background. We are very proud of what they have achieved.”
Of being involved in the festival, he added: “It is fantastic to be collaborating with something as important and well-known as the festival.
“This provides a perfect link with the whole creative community and is a great way for the festival to support the work of our students.”