College Students’ end of year creative showcase heads online


Banbury and Bicester College celebrates creative students work online in first virtual creative festival

The talent of Creative Industries students at Banbury and Bicester College will be celebrated online this year, rather than at a physical event.

A Virtual Creative Festival will showcase students’ achievements this Friday (July 10) instead of the normal annual end of year event.   Visitors are invited to browse an online gallery via Eventbrite and the Activate Learning website between 6 and 9pm.  

Julia Kubior Banbury and Bicester College Year 1 Art and Design – Consequences 2

The festival celebrates the achievements of Creative Industries students studying visual art and design, creative media, photography and performing and production arts courses at the campus on Broughton Road, Banbury.

Much of the work available for visitors to see has been created over the past few months.   Many students have continued to work throughout lockdown, often without specialist workshops or equipment.    Each item will include a small biography so that visitors can see what their future plans are.

Zena Rose – Banbury and Bicester College Year 1 Art and Design – Save Our Home

Director of Delivery for Creative Industries, Catalina Marin, said: “Congratulations to all our Creative Industries students who have produced such brilliant work. Whilst our Virtual Creative Festival is slightly different this year, we wanted to showcase how learners have responded to a wide range of creative briefs. All have showed resilience, perseverance and ingenuity especially having to adapt their Final Major Project (FMP) ideas during lockdown.

“The FMP brief is a culmination of their studies, an opportunity to show off and to demonstrate what they have learnt on the programme to a wider audience than we would have possibly had before.

Zidanio Soares – Banbury and Bicester College Year 1 Art and Design

“We are so proud of how our students have adapted and continued to flourish under the guidance of their tutors; they are a credit to themselves and to the college. They say, ‘In every work of art, the artist himself is present’, so I invite the local community to discover their pieces and be inspired!”

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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