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Artists and Designers of the future showcase their talents

June 2016

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From a chilling film trailer to colourful Pop Art style paintings; from a range of 60’s style inspired clothing to portrait inspired photography; the variety of talent on show from the students at Writtle College during the annual Further Education Art Exhibition was stimulating and fascinating.

Held in the College’s Glasshouses in June, the end of year exhibition included a range of media including painting, graphic design, character design, textiles, drawing, installation, sculpture and printing.

Art students on the BTEC Extended Diploma, as well as the Foundation Diploma and the NCFE photography course were amongst the many to showcase their work.

Amidst them were:

Caitlin Whitfield

Destination: Derby University to study BA (Hons) Photography

The Circle of Life

After visiting The London Art Fair, Caitlin was influenced to create six single photographic portraits. She said: “The people’s ages will be ranging from the age of one year to eighty years old. Inspired by Shakespeare’s ‘Seven ages of man’ all the models will be facing to the left in the photos which will be their right. I will have the models in age order throughout the images and then the last image will go back to a young model, showing the full circle of life.”

Patrick Mayhew

Destination: University of East London to study BA Graphic Design

Graphics for Interiors

Patrick’s focus was on Modernist and Bauhaus inspired feature wallpapers and framed wall prints. He said “I have taken inspiration from many different designer movements, for example, Phillippe Starck, Bauhaus, Modernism and Habitat. My main aim is to create patterned wallpapers and wall prints for modern interiors, experimenting with colour and scale.”

Katie Louise Tilley

Destination: University of Westminster to study Illustration Visual Communication

Portraits in Textiles

Katie was inspired by various artists and designers including British illustrator Liz Clements and Norwegian illustrator Natalie Foss. She said “My aim is to demonstrate my area of skill within portraiture and textiles, as well as introducing my style of an effective combination of mediums into the design and fashion industry.”

Art and Design Course Manager and Lecturer, Jenny-Wren Price, said “'Art students from the BTEC Extended Diploma enjoyed a successful end of year show held in the Writtle College Glasshouses. Students hosted their show presenting a diverse body of work ranging from Graphics, Character Design, Illustration, Photography, Textiles, Printmaking, Sculpture and Fine Art painting. Students have secured exciting prospects at Universities and work in the creative industries.”