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Turning dreams into art
3:44pm Thursday 31st May 2012 in Leisure news
PAINTINGS, photographs and graphic design projects created by Swindon College students are on display at a school of art exhibition.
More than 40 students are exhibiting their work in the Mulberry Building, in Kembrey Park, from today until June 7.
The graduate show includes work by students studying MA archaeological illustration, BA fine art, BA graphic design, BA illustration and HND/C photography.
Greg Rendell, deputy curriculum manager for the school of art, said: “It has really been a huge improvement this year. There is a wide range of work – we have got illustration, photography and fine art. Some of our students are already getting work outside Swindon.
“Sometimes they are very emotional projects and they explore things like self harm and depression and they find it therapeutic.
“Graphic design projects are more directed around the needs of business. With these students they are going to look for design jobs.”
Jade Iles, 21, who is studying fine art, has three large canvases on display.
“I have been looking at abstract expressionism. I wanted to create a non-representational image of my dreams. I used acryclic, ink and thread,” she said.
“I always dream quite vividly and it is a good way of extracting good imagery to use in my art.”
Mitchell Nelson, 21, who is an illustration student, has a variety of pencil drawings and his website on display.
“I used music by two different bands, one Christian and one atheist. This particular genre of music is a very gothic and dark genre, which I wouldn’t have associated with Christianity. This is comparing and contrasting,” he said.
HND photography student, Anthony Porter, 34, visited Frampton Court Estate for his series of photographs of staircases. “I have had an interesting couple of years on the course but this is the area of photography I am heading towards. It is interiors and exteriors. I have found the area of interest for me,” he said.
Graphic design students Sophie Bradley, 22, and James MacMillan, 21, also have displays in the exhibition.
The show is open from 10am until 8pm today, tomorrow and Wednesday. It will also be open Saturday from 11am until 4pm and June 7 from 10am until 4pm.
Selected work from the exhibition will be taken to New Designers, in London.