Must-See Exhibition Showcases New Creative Talent

Must-See Exhibition Showcases New Creative Talent

Another year of phenomenal student success is on display at Blackburn College’s Annual End of Year Creative Arts Show 2019.

Showcasing an array of exceptional student artwork, ‘Making The Future’ features work from Further and Higher Education programmes and was kicked off with a star-studded event featuring designer Wayne Hemingway MBE and Chief Executive of Arts Council England – Darren Henley.

This year’s show features art from a new generation of creative talent from a range of Blackburn College programmes including Animation, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, Photography, Interiors and Textiles.

Amongst the show’s highlights is work from BA (Hons) Fine Art student Emma Colbert, who recently completed a commission for Great British Sewing Bee star and acclaimed fashion designer Patrick Grant.

This year’s opening event served as the perfect kick off to the National Festival of Making – where Blackburn College has been a headline sponsor for three consecutive years.

Many students exhibiting at ‘Making The Future’ have been heavily involved in the Festival, with University Centre at Blackburn College lecturer and artist Jamie Holman serving as a Non-Executive Director.

Jamie said: “This year’s show has gone above and beyond everyone’s expectations. Students are yet to graduate, but are already receiving high-level paid commissions and employment offers from industry leaders.”

“This is testament to the quality of education we provide and how well embedded we are to the regional, national and international art scene.”

‘Making The Future’ tops off a phenomenal year for Blackburn College – who continue to establish themselves as an unequivocal leader for arts provision.

Six months ago, Blackburn College became the first college in the North West to achieve Leadership College status from the National Skills Academy.

This has seen Blackburn College take a strategic lead in driving initiatives, influencing education policy and partnering with the National Skills Academy to develop the National College for the Creative and Cultural Industries.

Annie Kerfoot, Head of School for Creative and Digital concluded: “2019 has been a milestone year for Creative Arts at Blackburn College.

“We have firmly cemented our reputation as a premier destination for students looking to pursue a successful career in the creative industries.”

Free to attend, the Annual End of Year Art and Design Show is open until Friday 28th June 2019 from 10am-4pm Monday to Friday.

Places still remain for courses starting September 2019. Prospective students are advised to visit www.blackburn.ac.uk to secure a place.

17 Jun 2019, 15:44 PM

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