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Eastleigh College students launch art exhibition, now open to the public at The Point Theatre

Eastleigh College second year Art, Design and Creative Media students are proud to launch ‘What’s the point in Art?’, an exhibition displaying their work at The Point Theatre, Eastleigh.

The inspiration for the title ‘What’s the point in Art?’ came from a student visit to the theatre. In their work, students decided to focus on the origins of The Point and the importance of creativity as a cultural influence for the local creative-community.

The exhibition, which is part of The Point’s ‘Spring Watch This Space’ gallery from January to April, features a variety of exciting mediums from photography and graphic design, to illustration and mixed media.

After previously exhibiting his own work with the Point, Matt Anstee, Lecturer in Art, Design and Creative Media believed that an external exhibition would not only strengthen his students’ team working and confidence skills, but also provide the opportunity to develop relationships with their local art community. He commented:

“I think it’s been a really valuable experience for the students as artists; most of them are exhibiting in public for the first time. The students have responded very positively and I have seen a real improvement in their confidence and artistic abilities during this short assignment as a result.

When asked about the preparation behind the exhibition Kara Coombes, a second year Art, Design and Creative Media student, commented:

“I think the exhibition has been a great experience, one that none of my peers at other colleges have been lucky enough to be part of. As my first exhibition, it has been a great learning curve, pushing me to think about the purpose of my work and what my audience will get from my piece. Having an exhibition to work towards, has fuelled my enthusiasm, ambition and creativity with my work.”

‘What’s the point in Art?’ is open to the public from January until April at The Point Theatre, Eastleigh and is a fantastic chance for members of the public and prospective students to see examples of our talented students’ work.