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Students Take Their Artwork 'Home'
Visitors to the show home at Redrow’s Abode at Riverside View development in Lancaster will be able to see some award-winning artwork, as paintings created by LMC students are taking pride of place for the next couple of weeks.
Thirty students from Art and Design Foundation Diploma Level 3/4, Art and Design Level 3 and Art and Design Level 2 have taken part in the project that has turned the contemporary show home at the development off New Quay Road into a temporary art gallery.
Redrow framed and hung the pictures for the exhibition, called ‘Home’, which opened on Thursday (16th) and will run until April 2nd.
To boost their creativeness further, students competed for prizes of vouchers, donated by Redrow, to purchase art materials to help them with their studies. The winners were announced at a private viewing for the students and their family and friends with Euan Chick from Morecambe scooping first place and £100. Fae Clementson Sharples from Arnside came second and received £75 and Faye Catlow from Lancaster was awarded third place and £50.
When the exhibition closes in two weeks’ time the work will be offered for sale, with some of the proceeds going to The Trussell Trust Food Bank in Morecambe.
The artwork exhibited is a range of painting, drawing, mixed media, digital, photographic and 3D work, which has been reproduced as limited edition giclée prints (a fine art digital printing process combining pigment based inks with high quality archival quality paper).
Lesley Myers, area sales manager for Redrow Homes (Lancashire), has worked with the college to create the exhibition. She said: “It was fantastic to see such a good turnout of family and friends at the launch event as well as present the prizes to some very worthy winners. There’s more to come too, as anyone who comes to see the Abode show home while the exhibition is on can vote for their favourite piece of art. The student with the most votes will receive £100 worth of art materials and the ‘People’s Choice’ title.
“We were keen to work with one of the many local education establishments and realised that what we could offer was a venue and some funding. Our Abode style homes are very contemporary in their design with virtually all of the ground floor offering sociable, open plan living space. As such it lends itself to a gallery type environment.”
John Lambert, LMC Programme Area Manager for visual and creative studies, added: “The students were thrilled at having their work framed and displayed in a public place for the first time and we hope that those who visit the development in the next couple of weeks enjoy seeing the artwork too. It’s an added bonus for the young artists that some of the revenue generated from the sale of the paintings will be split between themselves and a local charity.”
The exhibition is open to the public (daily 10am-5.30pm) from Saturday, March 18 until Sunday, April 2, 2017 at the three-bedroom Abode show home at Riverside View on New Quay Road in Lancaster.
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