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The York College Creative Show is an exhibition of Further Education work by students studying Art, Design & Craft courses, featuring work produced over the year. The exhibition shows the inspirational ideas and achievements of students in a range of disciplines; drawing, painting, print-making, glass, ceramics, jewellery, sculpture, 3D, product design, films, digital imaging, animation, photography, fashion, design, graphics and includes the excellent portfolios students have prepared for interviews at prestigious destinations across the UK.

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Says Helen Ventress, Head of Division for Art Design at York College: “The Creative Show reflects the flair and genius of our students and their incredible efforts and achievements as they embark on the next stage in their careers. This year we have worked alongside Clare Twomey, one of the UK’s leading ceramic artists working on a piece involving 10,000 bowls. The work will be installed in the Centre of Ceramic Art (CoCA) at York Art Gallery when it reopens this summer. Our students have won Prizes and Competitions gaining bursaries from the Merchant Taylors and Cordwainers of the City of York, and as a team of students and staff we embraced the Ofsted Inspection last year, gaining an Outstanding Grade One!

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The inspiration for students work comes from trips, live projects, working with employers, competitions and preparation for the real world of work and further study. The students are the young artists and new designers of the future with their finger on the pulse of exciting ideas in the ever changing world we live in. The students will progress to employment or go on to study higher level courses. Our students’ destinations are many and various and include prestigious places at universities across the UK as well as the College’s own degree courses.”

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Creative Show Exhibition:

Preview – Monday 15th June (6.00pm – 8.00pm)

Show continues: 16th – 26th June
Mid show Open Evening Thursday 18th June (6.00pm – 8.00pm)

A Level Fine Art, Photography & Textiles/Access to Higher Education Art & Design Show

Preview – Tuesday 30th June (6.00pm – 8.00pm)
Show continues: 1st – 4th July

Admission to The Creative Show is free of charge. Opening times are Monday - Friday (9am – 5pm) and Saturday (10am – 1pm).


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