Newbury College officially opened its 'Gallery' space on Thursday 13 June at 4pm. The art exhibition space was opened by Councillor Hilary Cole who is Councillor for Culture in West Berkshire.
The Mayor and Mayoress of Newbury and other special guests, including governors and local dignities attended the opening where Councillor Cole cut the ribbon to declare the space open. The ‘Gallery’ space will be available for local community art groups to hire for activities and exhibitions. Following the launch, visitors attended the private view of the College’s Art and Design end of year show. The event showcased up and coming student art talent who were available to talk about their work at the drinks reception.
Jackie Heggs, Course Leader of Art and Design, is delighted with some of the high standard of work this year and said, “The event was a great success, some of the learners have blown me away with their final pieces; I think people are really going to enjoy the exhibition”. The end of year exhibition is open to the public from 6pm on Thursday 13 June until Thursday 20 June.
The exhibition is a show case of students’ work from across the range of art courses at the College from Level 2 courses to Foundation Diploma Level. This will include Photography, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Fashion / Textiles and Installation. Visitors to the exhibition will be able to meet the artists and also have the opportunity to purchase selected pieces of work. Many of the learners will be going on to University and other institutes to continue their art studies on Higher Education Courses.