Students, staff and members of the general public celebrated the work and achievements of FE and HE students at The Institute of Arts’ End of Year Show last week.
The annual exhibition is one of the main highlights of the college’s events calendar, providing the opportunity for our students to showcase their creativity and talent.
The evening saw The Institute of Arts building transformed into a spectacular gallery of work across two floors, featuring pieces from a wide range of courses including Fashion (FE & HE), Photography (FE & HE), Graphic & Illustration (HE) Graphic Media Design (FE), Illustration (FE), Fine Art (FE & HE), Access to HE, Foundation and 3D Design (FE).
It also provided many students with their first opportunity to exhibit to friends, family, employers and the local community, giving them an opportunity to showcase their learning along with key employability skills, such as working to deadlines, communication skills and working as part of a team.
Speaking after the success of the night, Gemma Hartley - Head of The Institute of Arts - said: "The End of Year show was a fantastic celebration of our students' work, talent, commitment and it was great to see so many people join us at the launch event.
"Our amazing staff and students - both Further Education and Higher Education – I’m extremely proud of what staff and students have accomplished and have worked so hard, particularly during what has been challenging times over the past couple of years, and were so excited to have the opportunity to present their pieces to friends, family and the general public. I’m really excited for the oncoming year and looking forward to future exhibitions, performances and celebrations that we are able to share with employers and the local community
"On top of that, it also provided a crucial opportunity for students to share their projects and work with industry, helping to raise their profile with potential employers ahead of starting their careers."
Check out just some of pieces of work on show in the images below (kindly provided by Darren Sugden)