Pop-up exhibition created by young artists

Pop-up Exhibition

Pop-up exhibition created by young artists

An introductory Art and Design course class has created its very own pop-up exhibition from material which was earmarked for the bin.

Six students from the Skills for Work Creative Industries course have made a mobile exhibition space - with space for up to 30 works of art – out of plywood and an old trolley.

The innovative facility is now set to be displayed at Stirling Castle to show off the students’ work towards the end of May. Several of the students now hope to progress onto either NC Art and Design or Portfolio Year courses at the college’s Stirling campus.

Alexander Petrovskis (15) from Stirling, said:

“It was pretty good working on this pop-up exhibition and on the course as a whole. We have done some research on the internet and we have not seen anything like it.”

Daniel Turnbull (16) from Raploch, Stirling, went on:

“Making the artwork for the exhibition was really good for me. I am now looking forward to progressing on to the next level and continuing with my art and design education.”

Ian Tobin (16) from Callander, added:

“We even have a power point for a tablet device which can show slideshows. But the exhibition is designed to show paintings, sculptures and film.”

FVC Creative Industries lecturer, Ewan John, said:

“The class are all very proud of their efforts on this pop-up exhibition and so they should be. They looked at all the alternatives for an exhibition space including sheds and shipping containers for example. But they decided to build their own using scrap wood and an old trolley that was destined for the skip. It could well be the first of its kind in Scotland and we will be showing it at Stirling Castle soon.

“There could even be a mark II at some point in the future.”

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