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Art students' exhibition now open

Eastleigh College students studying the Foundation Diploma in Art, Design and Media are proud to launch ‘Elsewhere’, an art exhibition displaying their final year artwork.

The name ‘Elsewhere’ was chosen by the students to represent the notion that they will all be elsewhere in the coming months, with most of them going to study at University. The same also goes for the department as a whole, with the exhibition the last ever to be held at the historical Desborough Campus. In September, Art Design & Media will be based at the new facility on Chestnut Avenue.

The exhibition is a great opportunity for members of the public and prospective students to see examples of the students’ work, and be inspired by the creativity behind it. 

 Emily Ronayne, studying Pre-degree Foundation Level Art, Design and Media, created several architectural sculptures as part of her final project. She said, “I created my first piece, ‘confinement’, out of straws and gaffer tape, and it looks at confining the body in a certain space.”

“My second piece, ‘open diamond’, looks at molecular structures and how they could influence architecture. I wanted to look at how I could alter people’s perception of space and how open spaces can change how people feel.” Emily is going on to the University of Cardiff to study Architecture in September, and is keen to progress in her career.

Straws and gaffer tape are just two of many materials used in the artworks, with the other projects using resources including film, sound, wood, paint, paper, digital technology, photography, sculpture and even toilet paper!

This year 100% of applying students on the Foundation in Art, Design and Media course gained places at University, with 58% of these gaining places at top UAL colleges.

Elsewhere is open to the public from Friday 17th June until Thursday 23th June from 10am until 4pm daily (closed Saturday and Sunday) at the Desborough Campus, Eastleigh College.