Blackpool Sixth Form College’s annual Young At Art Exhibition impressed a full house when it was showcased to the public at Poulton Library after a run at the college.
Featuring work from students studying fine art, textiles, fashion, graphic design and photography the exhibition and fashion show utilised the recently revamped library space and impressed the invited audience with the creative and artistic skills on display.
Students Bethan Jones, Hannah Sycamore, Katie Hampson and Dan Davies have all been offered exhibition space at The Gallery at the Wharf in Burscough over the summer period as a result of the college exhibition.
Daniel Davies, a BTEC art and design student commented: “The exhibition looked fantastic and really showed the differences between each students’
style and individuality. It was great to showcase my work to an audience and the feedback I received from them was great.”
Hilary Alcock, chairwoman of the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Society, commented: “Fantastic, fabulous. I’m almost speechless, what a glorious collection of artwork.”
The art students were able to sell copies of pieces of work and earn orders for commissioned pieces.
Danika Sheals, who sold a number of her photography pieces, has been commissioned to produce a piece of artwork and has been booked to photograph a wedding. She has already had artwork on display in shops in Lancaster and Manchester.
Laura Fiddes, graphic design and fashion tutor said: “The Young at Art Exhibition provides a platform for students to showcase their artistic and creative talents. It gives them a real confidence boost and a taste of what it will be like in their future careers. The exhibition was the busiest its been and the artwork on display was breathtaking.
“Being involved in the exhibition provides essential experience for everyone.”