York College students and staff feature heavily in York Open Studios 2011
York Open Studios is an established annual event in Yorkshire’s cultural calendar. The event showcases a selected group of professional local artists who open their studios, homes and exhibition spaces to the public. Out of the 110 artists featured in this years event, 26 of them study (or have studied), work (or have worked) in the Art & Design division at York College.
This year York Open Studios is helping two
York College students who are at the beginning of their creative careers. Luke Flint and
Rebecca Wilson, who both study BA (Hons) Contemporary 3D Crafts, will exhibit their work in the College’s Gallery space. Luke makes unconventional yet stylish original furniture, created from recycled, synthetic and natural materials. Rebecca makes enamel sculpture. She is inspired by simple memories of everyday life, creating vibrant and whimsical narrative sculptures with the use of decorative vitreous enamels.
Says Helen Ventress, Head of Division for Art & Design at York College: “York Open Studios provides a wonderful, inspiring opportunity to celebrate the excellent Art & Design talent that exists in the city. It is especially gratifying to know that a large proportion of the work on display has been nurtured by the College’s Art & Design Division. Our students and staff produce really fantastic work and I am delighted their expertise is recognised as part of this year’s event.”
Luke Flint and Rachel Wilson’s work will be exhibited in the York College Gallery as part of the York Open Studios Event (1st – 10th April).