End of Year Show
End of Year Art Exhibition at Stirling Campus
A degree and diploma art exhibition at Forth Valley College’s Stirling Campus offered members of the public, students and staff the opportunity to check out work from the next generation of artists.
The free exhibition began on Thursday 7 June and ended on Wednesday 13 June at 4pm.
It is showcased a wide range of media including art, design, photography, sculpture, installation, video and audio created by learners from the BA Art and Design, HND Contemporary Art Practice, HND Visual Communication, HND Photography and HND Art and Design, as well as highlighting the talent of students across courses in media and communication and sound production.
Margaux Dufeu (20) from Tullibody, a HND Graphic Design student who is hoping to claim a place at the esteemed Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design in Dundee to complete her BA degree in the same subject, said: “I have designed mostly posters and book covers for the exhibition and that was really fun. I have really liked the freedom we have had here at the college to work on the briefs we were given and there is a really high standard of work on display this year. I would definitely recommend the college for graphic design courses.”
David Barbara (58), from Causewayhead, Stirling (58) who is on the BA Art and Design course, said: “My work is titled ‘The Faith and Heroism of a Nation’ and I spent well over one thousand hours making it using mixed media including wood, polystyrene, sand and plastic. I am absolutely delighted with it and only finished it two days before the exhibition. It is inspired by the blockade of Malta during the second World War.”
Rosie Shovlin (23), from Stenhousemuir, BA Art and Design student who is now heading to Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen to complete her Honours, said: “I have produced eight pieces in six weeks, forming two separate bodies of work, using painting and various materials that I had at hand. Titled ‘Not Everything is Black and White’ it was influenced by the weather and how it can make you feel about your body. I am really happy with it. I have really enjoyed the course, the lecturers are brilliant and the facilities are really good.”
Kyle Burgess (30), from Stirling has just completed his HND Photography and is moving on to Napier University. He exhibited five images called ‘In Perspective’. The work consists of 12-14 photos of the same iconic Scottish landmark layered upon each other to produce stunning effect.
He, said: “I enjoyed creating these images and will carry on doing it as I only know of one other person doing something similar. I have already had interest from someone looking to buy my Barrowland image. I hope to create a book of these photos at some point in the future. I have been really impressed with the standard of work that has been exhibited at this end of year show.”