The artistic flair Nelson & Colne College’s young creatives were celebrated at an annual awards ceremony.

The event highlighted the breadth of artistic routes explored by its students, with awards presented in disciplines such as Photography, Commercial Graphics, and Fine Art & Textiles and more.

Multiple departments were also represented, ranging from Level 2 Creative Media and Level 3 Vocational Art and Design to Fashion and Textiles and Film and Media.


Saiqa Zulfquar, Creative ad Digital Head of Department at Nelson & Colne College, said: “It was wonderful to recognise and celebrate some of the incredible talent shown by our students.

“Across every discipline within our creative arts and media departments, the work on show was simply breath-taking.“

“A special mention should also be made for our specialist creative staff who all boast real industry experience.”

“For example, our Graphics Lecturer, Richard Williams, also works at Studio Up North as a graphics artist, and Nancy Catherall, our Film & Media Lecturer, works as a professional film and video editor.

“It’s been a great year for Nelson & Colne College, particularly with our Ofsted rating of ‘Outstanding’ and there can have been few better ways of celebrating it than to be immersed in the artistic brilliance of our students.”

The evening was attended by host of local VIPs, including Mayor of Pendle, Yasser Iqbal, Paul Hartley of interdisciplinary arts organisation, In-Situ, and Uzma Raziq of cultural development programme, Super Slow Way.


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Award winners:

Best Commerical Graphics Work – Harvey Bolton


Best Graphics Work – Komal Liaqat


Best Fashion Garment – Ellie Nicholas


Best fine art/textiles work – Alishba Mehmood


Best photography – Imogen Rushworth


Best Fine Art work – Holly McNicoll


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