Art & Design students impress with their end of year Diploma Show

The awe-inspiring work of talented Art & Design students has gone on display at Warrington Collegiate as part of their end of year Diploma Show.

Tapestries, paintings, photography, handmade clothing and knitted creatures make up the impressive exhibition, currently on display at the Winwick Road campus.

Sponsored by FDR Law, the exhibition showcases the hard work students have done over the last two years. It explores a number of themes, with every discipline and taste on show from interior design and surface pattern to fine art and photography.

Students have spent countless hours working on their art and for some, this will be their final show at the College before they progress to Higher Education or employment.

One piece of work on display is that of Art & Design Foundation Diploma Level 3 student Laura McFadden, whose adorable knitted and crocheted jelly fish, snails, pom-poms and dolls recently took over Queen’s Gardens as part of a ‘yarn bombing’ project.

The 29-year-old said: “Seeing my work out there for people to see makes me feel accomplished in a way that I am ready for the new challenges ahead.”

Part of the exhibition will go on display at the Gallery at Bank Quay House at the end of June where they will remain for two months.

Rebecca Rogers, Programme Leader for Art Foundation, said: “We are really proud of our students and the destinations they are moving on to from Higher Education and employment. The students have shown real commitment to learning and publicised what vast creative talent we have within the College.”