Budding artists unveil exhibition at Warrington Museum and Art Gallery

Warrington & Vale Royal College’s final year Art & Design students unveiled their group exhibition, ‘NOW / fear of the unknown’ at Warrington Museum & Art Gallery.

Taking Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror as their starting point for inspiration, the work explores the pressures that are placed on students – either by society or by the students themselves – at this point in their artistic and academic careers.

The students worked as a professional collective for the project, gaining valuable work-based learning alongside their academic studies at college. Each student approached the project with their own ideas, concepts and beliefs about what is the next stage of their lives.

Subjects explored include self-identity and social conformity, while the work on display combines traditional and non-traditional media including interactive installations.

Warrington & Vale Royal College’s Senior Practitioner for Art & Design, Rebecca Rogers, said: “As a department we are exceptionally proud of our students and what they have achieved. They have worked to professional standards and time frames, and demonstrated maturity and management skills when liaising with both the Curator and Culture Warrington’s Creative Director. They have gained valuable work-based learning experience as professional artists and received an insight into the creative world they will be progressing into after higher education and apprenticeships.”

The exhibition is available to view at Warrington Museum and Art Gallery until 15th June 2019.