Bright futures for local up and coming artists
An exhibition, showcasing the work of local students from Seevic College, has created a buzz when students wowed their tutors and peers with first-class work. National Universities aren’t far behind to pinch our local rising stars.
Joseph Adetunji, 19, from Stanford Le Hope, who also received an award from Seevic College for his original work, exhibited breathtaking artwork focusing on spiritual beliefs, by painting dramatic scenes on doors with broken windows. Jo explains: “I wanted to convey a spiritual message through my work – it is about opening doors into opportunities, like the possibilities opened to me through my course”. Jo is looking forward to starting a degree in Architecture with the University of Norwich.
Another local rising star is Lucy Jennings, 18, from Rayleigh, who created stunning paintings, their concept – fashion is a religion: “I wanted to create a project that had a cultural element – it is about how the fashion industry can blindly manipulate people. I really enjoyed my course, everything fitted perfectly - studying something you love doesn’t feel like work. What I love about the course is that the tutors speak to you on a level and really encourage you to challenge youself to create creative and unique work. It really shows our diversity when everyone is given the same project, but each one of us makes it their own”. Lucy is progressing from Seevic to study at the University of the Arts, in London, to continue exploring her passion.
Sue Reed, 19, from Stanford Le Hope, has followed the long tradition of self-portraits to explore different aspects of herself, using inspiration from iconic images: “Each one of the images is inspired by a different theme, which gave me the opportunity to explore different characters and interpretations. Self portraits really challenge your way of thinking about yourself, and allowed me to discover different side of myself, and what I want to say with my art”. Sue has also received an award for her achievements at Seevic College, and will be going on to study Photography at Southbank University, London.
Taylor Bonner, 19, from Chelmsford, has created an impressive exhibition of her photographs, which focused on taking inspiration from historical photographers and vintage style: “I wanted to convey the feeling of the 40s and 50s. I used outfits to create the effect and went to Paris to capture the style I wanted”.
Amy Cooper, 19, from Benfleet, has finished her BTEC Diploma in Art and Design, and for her final project created work inspired by the seven deadly sins: “I love the fact that my course allowed me to mix different methods into my work – although my course is in graphics, I created seven outfits for the projects, and then photographed models wearing the unique outfits”.
Tadeus Blower, Curriculum Area Leader for Art at Seevic College said:
“The students have produced a fantastic display of work this year. The work on display is the tip of the iceberg of months of research, idea development and media experimentation”.
“I am really proud of what the students have produced, all the work is highly individual and very thought provoking. The Art area at Seevic has grown rapidly in recent years and has the reputation for producing amazing young artists. With the challenges in the world today, our students are even more determined to succeed and follow their dreams in the creative industries”.
Seevic College offers courses in Art & Design, with a flexible wide focus route, or dedicated pathways for Photography or Graphic Design. The College is also known for its Performing Arts and Media Production courses.
Limited places are still available for start in September 2012. For more information visit www.seevic-college.ac.uk to explore the options and apply online.
Thursday, 21st June 2012