The creative talents of three students from BMet’s Sutton Coldfield College are on full display this month at a prestigious London art exhibition.
Josh, Tom and Ellie, who are studying art and design at college, were selected to showcase their artwork at Origins Creatives – organized by the University Arts London (UAL) Awarding Body.
Taking place at Truman Brewery in Shoreditch, the presentation will feature pieces by some of the UK’s brightest students at FE institutions studying UAL subject areas including art and design, fashion, creative media and performing arts.
Celebrating the creativity and hard work of students is sure to be high on the agenda at the free exhibition, which spans a diverse spectrum of painting, photography, drawing, sculpture, fashion and more.
Being part of this unique opportunity will also offer BMet grantees the chance to have their works seen by hundreds of art lovers in a popular public arena.
Each of the students could choose their own area of passion and specialty to express themselves through art. All of her pieces caught the attention of the curator of the UAL Awarding Body from nearly 500 entries.
Josh’s entry, titled “Sci-Fi Scenario,” explores the theme of nature vs. man-made. He created a sculptural piece centered around the theme of a space concept, using various concepts and ideas related to mechanical creatures versus plants – including environmental and sustainability issues embedded in the final major project theme.
Josh, who has a personal love of science fiction, said, “I didn’t have to think twice about the focus of my artwork and I’m glad I was able to express myself for something that means a lot to me!
“People often overlook sci-fi, so I also think my art was a good way to raise awareness of the subject.”
Ellie’s contribution entitled “Crime Scene” examines crime under the theme of nature versus nurture. She wrote her own crime story, involving family members to play roles and create evidence. Your crime scene committee completes their investigation into a serial murder.
For inspiration, Ellie looked at serial killers and how their genetic heritage might predispose them – as her interest was in creating an evidence tablet for a crime scene she created. She formulated a backstory for her crime panel and built her own crime using information gleaned from her research.
Ellie, who wants to join the police force, said: “I have chosen to focus my art on crime as I am very interested in this area and have personal experiences of my own. My family means the world to me, so it was important to me to be able to visually include them in my work.”
Tom’s contribution, titled ‘Heritage’, explores his own British heritage in the Platinum Jubilee year. Through his work, he featured images of Britain that are iconic, including visual depictions of tea, structures such as Tower Bridge and a British telephone box. Additionally, Tom used the Union Jack as a backdrop to show the legacy his work is based on.
Tom added: “I really enjoyed being involved with the project as it allowed me to explore the complexities of people’s lives, which included immersing themselves in stories and cultures.
“I focused on the UK as my family was born in the UK so I was able to relate through my own and shared experiences.”
The unique Origins Creatives exhibition offers art lovers, critics and creative industry professionals the opportunity to discover original creative talent from across the UK and celebrate the creativity and hard work of students.
Julie Hickman, Lecturer in Art and Design at Sutton Coldfield College, said of the great opportunity and student success, “I am very proud of my students whose consistent dedication, enthusiasm and hard work towards their coursework has certainly paid off. You not only represented the university well, but also yourself.
“Opportunities like this don’t come along often, so being able to showcase your ideas, interests and talents on such a large public scale is a milestone!”
The exhibition shows selected works by students from grades 1, 2, 3 and 4 from all subject areas. A wide range of paintings, photography, drawings, sculptures, fashion and more awaits you.
If you would like to attend this event please book: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/origins-creatives-2022-tickets-365680649667
All BMet winning students emphasized that studying at BMet helped them create their individual and celebrated works of art.
To find out more about the BMet’s range of art and design courses, please visit the BMet’s website, where you can register now for courses starting in September.
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