31st July 2019
The Art & Design department at York College is extremely proud to have had two Level 3 Extended Diploma Art & Design students and a Graphic Design student exhibiting in the prestigious Origins exhibition at the Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London (26-28 July 2019). The annual Origins exhibition celebrates exceptional work produced by students taking UAL Awarding Body qualifications at further education institutions nationwide.
Aaron Reynolds, aged 19 (previously of Outwood Academy, Easingwold), was delighted to have his work chosen for the exhibition (photographed above). Aaron is progressing to Manchester School of Art to study BA (Hons) Photography.
Freya Taylor, aged 19, and previously of Bedale High School, is heading to the University of Westminster to study BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing and Promotion. She said: “Seeing my work displayed at the Origins Arts Exhibition in Brick Lane gave me a huge sense of achievement, it made all my hard work throughout my three years at York College seem well worth it. I would especially like to thank my tutors for their support from the beginning to the end of the course.”
Photo: Freya Taylor's work
Graphic Design student Chloe Kilmartin, previously of the Vale of York Academy, was also selected for Origins and exhibited her work, based on London Zoo. At the private viewing Chloe won an award for 'Outstanding Work' and a graphic designer who has close connections with the Zoo offered to forward her work to them. Zoe is excited to be heading to Leeds Arts University in September to study BA Graphic Design.
Chloe was overwhelmed to have her work selected for Origins, saying: "It gave me such a confidence boost to be chosen. I had never been to anything like it before and it was so interesting to see other people's work too. It was an amazing experience to exhibit my work in London. "
Art & Design tutor Steven Hemmingway is very pleased for all the students involved in the Origins exhibition run by UAL: “ It is a great privilege to have work selected for this exhibition which has over 350 applications. To have an exhibition in London at this stage of their careers is such a brilliant opportunity and as they choose from the very best submissions, it is testament to the incredible quality of work our students produce here at the College."