The Art, Design and Media Exhibition showcases the exceptional talent of Nelson and Colne College Sixth Form’s Art, Design and Media students.

From the 19th to the 24th of June, Nelson and Colne College opened its doors to the general public, inviting them in to witness the unrivalled skill of its most creative students. The exhibits included fashion displays, craft productions, fine art, photography, illustration, graphic design and painting. Each exhibit was unique and varied, and each was obviously a work of passion, designed to move anyone who witnessed it!

The College’s Art and Media departments enjoy an incredible reputation for student excellence, both locally and nationally. The College’s Foundation Art and Design programme, a pre-degree course aimed at helping students to choose their preferred specialism to progress onto at university level, is especially known for its high success rate.

Students from the Art and Media departments often continue into challenging, but ultimately rewarding, university courses such as Fashion Promotion, Art Illustration, Production Design, Illustration and Graphic Design. Not content to simply study such subjects, students have also gone on to gain fantastic careers including Web Designer, Set Designer for Theatre and TV, Film Maker, Photographer, Furniture Designer, Product Designer, Illustrator, Fashion Designer, Costume Designer, Computer Games Designer, Television Producer, Film Producer, Museum Curator, Industrial Ceramic Designer and Teacher!

Morag Davis, Film and Media tutor, said, “The Exhibition is the most exciting event of the year for the students because they get to showcase their talent to their families, representatives of local creative businesses and the public. The standard of artwork is incredibly high once again and many of our second year students will soon be leaving us to study at top Art, Design, Film and Media courses around the country!”

As part of the exhibition, the College invites representatives from the creative industries to judge the work on display. Trophies were awarded at the ceremony to much applause.

Art and Design Awards from Industry

Award for Surface Pattern and craft product

Judge: Inspired Interiors and Live like a Boy

Winner: Emily Wilson

Award for Fine Art Textiles

Judge: Inspired Interiors

Winner: Olivia Cole

Award for Fashion

Judge: Michelle B

Winner: Emily Teall

Runner up:  Amelia Cole

Award for Photography

Judge: Roy Shoesmith

Winner: Alex Simpson

Runners up: Lauren Flannery and Bethany Greenwood

Award for Drawing

Judge: Michael Howley – Art and Soul

Winner: Demi Box

Runner up: Ayla Monroe

Award for Illustration

Judge: Michael Howley – Art and Soul

Winner: Carla Smithstone

Award for Most Commercial Work

Judge: Arteology

Winner: Danny Davis

Award for Graphic Design

Judge: Lesley Turner

Winner: Ross Willoughby

Award for Architecture

Judge: RanceBooth Smith Architects

Winner: Heather Calvert

Award for Painting

Judge: Donald Holden – commercial artist

Winner: Givanna Platt

Film and Media Awards from Tutors

A2 Film Studies: Dissociation

Chris Cocker Thomas Holliday Mohammed Umair Ahad Warsi

AS Film Studies: The Hidden

Jonathan Bradshaw Oscar Nommay Jack Whittaker

A2 Media Studies: Dead Remains

Chris Arkley Shannon Riley Danielle Edwards Liam Roseden

AS Media Studies:

Jonathan Bradshaw Ciara Brown Hollie Freyne Connor Spencer-Baron

Extended Diploma in Media and Photography:

Megan Edwards Jaden Kancidrowski Shannon Shaw