Art students showcase their talents at end-of-year exhibition (1)


Budding artists and designers recently displayed their work in an end-of-year exhibition at New College Lanarkshire’s Coatbridge Campus.

The fourth annual Art and Design Exhibition brought together work by more than 80 students enrolled in courses ranging from access to HND level at the College’s campuses in Cumbernauld, Coatbridge and Kirkintilloch.

It featured a diverse mix of artwork in a variety of media - including painting, sculpture, installation, constructed textiles, fine art photography, graphic design, animation, tattoo art and illustration.

The event was held to give students experience in curation and exhibition installation, as well as giving them an opportunity to showcase their hard work and skills to friends, family and potential employers. Prospective Art and Design students were also invited along to gain insight into the standard of work required.

Special awards were also given out on the evening, celebrating outstanding students. Awards were given to:

  • NQ Student of the Year – Paddi Thomlinson
  • HNC Student of the Year – Steph Wilson
  • HND Student of the Year – Gareth Truesdale

Lecturer Kelly Cunningham said: “The night was a great success for all involved and the positive feedback was quite astounding.

“The end-of-year exhibition is a culmination of all the student’s hard work, allowing them to showcase their skills to their family, friends, local businesses and wider public.

“It is bitter sweet for us as lecturers as we are so proud of our student’s success but yet after the exhibition we know it means that so many are moving on to degree level study. Our HND students are progressing to the University of the West of Scotland, Galashiels College of Design and Textiles, Forth Valley College, University of Highlands and Islands, Grays School of Art and Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design.”

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