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.
Eastleigh College is the first and only technical and professional college in Hampshire to achieve the new national Quality in Careers Standard, awarded by Investor in Careers. The whole college approach to career-focused education has resulted in this accolade being achieved well ahead of the September 2020 deadline, and Eastleigh College is featured on the Quality in Careers Consortium website to help inspire other FE and sixth form colleges.
After careful planning, detailed risk assessment and subject to any further Government announcements Eastleigh College is extending onsite campus teaching, learning and assessment to more learners from 1 June. The College has remained open during the Covid-19 pandemic as staff have been providing a broad range of onsite and online services. Therefore this phased approach builds upon the onsite levels of service and support which has been available to learners identified as vulnerable, or the children of key workers since 23 March.