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Talent of tomorrow: Art graduate selected for London exhibition

Kensington and Chelsea College (KCC) Level 4 Art and Design graduate, Simone Bynoe, was selected by Curator Rosalind Davis for the Rules of Freedom exhibition. Simone is the youngest career artist to be exhibiting, alongside her KCC tutor, Justin Hibbs.

Simone’s painting, Inside Out, Simone Bynoe 2018

Davis said: “These works by Bynoe and Kajombo have been highly regarded in the context of the exhibitions without a consideration (in the best possible way..) of their position as young career artists and is something Collyer Bristow Gallery proudly supports.

I have found the artistic integrity and quality of the work of these artists to be able to sit comfortably amongst leading contemporary art practitioners and I look forward to returning to future foundation exhibitions at KCC to find the talent of tomorrow.”

All works selected for the show haves themes relating to Freedom of Speech, expression and the struggle for political democracy. Simone’s paintings are a physical and emotional embodiment of her response to the Grenfell disaster and the social injustices surrounding the tragedy.

Bynoe grew up in Ladbroke Grove, where she also experienced the tragedy of Grenfell tower, which devastated the whole community. She said: “We lost family, friends and neighbours and all we have now is our memories and the desire to get justice for the victims. The fire has left a huge hole in our community but also brought us together more than ever… the textures in the painting Inside out represent the complex emotions surrounding this incident.”

Exhibition details:

Rules of Freedom Curated by Rosalind Davis
Collyer Bristow Gallery, 4 Bedford Row, London WC1R 4TF
11 October 2018-13 Feb 2019

Participating artists: Juan Bolivar, Carla Busuttil, Simone Bynoe, Paula Chambers, Alice Cunningham, Ana Čvorović, Kazz Douie, Lucas Dupuy, Alastair Gordon, Kirsty Harris, Justin Hibbs, Andrea Jespersen, Evy Jokhova, Peter Kennard, Peter Liversidge, David Lock, Alex March, Megan McLatchie, Vanessa Mitter, Hugh Mendes, Judith Tucker, Toby Ursell, Virginia Verran, Ben Woodeson.

NOTES FOR EDITORS

Rules of Freedom is an exhibition in London including painting, photography, multi-disciplinary, sculpture and installation art.

Kensington and Chelsea College runs an exciting and well-regarded range of creative arts courses at its Kensington and Chelsea centres, from short courses to HNDs and BA top-up degrees, encompassing fine art, photography, design, pottery, glassmaking and jewellery.

 

 

Flexible Learning – Realise your Potential

Bridging the gap with Flexible Learning

Flexible learning for Maths and English is coming to Kensington and Chelsea College!

Whether you are at home or at work, you can attend a class at a time that suits you near where you live. You can also study in one of our flexible learning hubs at our Wornington Road Centre and at The Curve.

How does it work?

Through partnership with local organisations, we have created a way that you can study from any location – as long as you have internet access! As a result of this, you will only be one click away from interacting with your tutor.

Additionally, these functional courses will be supported by:

  • Amazon Alexa – Echo Dots
  • Google Classroom App
  • Face-to-face learning

Progression

Also, if you pass our Maths and English courses at Level 2, we can fast track you to a GCSE course or recommend you for other courses of your choice!

Special thanks to our partners for their continued support!

Interior Design students score with Chelsea FC

interior design students work with chelsea fc as part of museum redevelopment 

Interior Design students have been working with Chelsea Football Club on their final projects that focused on the Museum’s redevelopment. 

The ideas will help the redevelopment of Chelsea Football Club’s museum that is opening in September.

Over the past six weeks, students from Interior Design have presented their projects and ideas to Chelsea Football Club.

Level 3 Interior Design students worked with the design consultancy Designwerk on the project. The project focused on one of the rooms in the museum: ‘The Foundation Room’.

‘The Foundation Room’ focuses on the local community. Therefore our students’ ideas focused on engaging visitors with the club’s history, charitable work and the club’s future.

The brief stated that the room should use other elements to engage all ages rather than being technology-led.

Ideas included an area where visitors could share their stories, which included engaging graphics and creative displays concepts.

The students attended an initial briefing at Stamford Bridge and afterwards they started to work on their ideas. Their ideas where then presented to Designwerk.

The final project presentation was held at Chelsea Football Club on Wednesday 13 June.

Saha Saif and Connor Crawford from Designwerk, said: 

“It was good to see the students thinking like designers as they are using the same design processes that we use in the workplace.”

Student gains work experience at design company through project

As a result of the project, Level 3 student, Saffron Lord, won a three-month design internship with Designwerk.

Saffron said:I am excited to work with DesignWerk more. I am looking forward to see what new doors open for me. It is an incredible opportunity to be offered an internship with DesignWerk. Furthermore, this internship will really give me a truly valuable experience within the design industry.”

Alya Rizvi, who is the Curriculum Manager of Design and Multimedia, said: “All our Interior Design and Architecture courses prepare students for higher education and design employment. It is brilliant that not only do our students get into top design universities each year, but our students also gain work placements at top design companies too.”

In addition, the museum will be opening at Chelsea Football Club’s Stamford Bridge site on 1st September 2018.

Glass students celebrate awards success

Glassmaking students from Kensington and Chelsea College have had their work selected for the ‘Inspired by the V&A’ Competition.

Three students from the BTEC Certificate in Art and Design Level 3 – Glass, taught at the Kensington site, have been chosen for their outstanding work in glass: Yanna Neame with “In the Light of Fire”; Caroline O’Connor for “Starburst” (pictured), a skilfully articulated stacked fused glass piece; and Janine Greenberg with “Love, Light and Strength”. 

Janine’s piece has been confirmed as the winner of the Glass and Stained Glass category. Yanna, Caroline and Janine’s work will be exhibited from 11-26 May at the Morley Gallery.

Yanna commented: “Glass is a very special material and I fell in love with it instantly during a short course. Kensington and Chelsea College offered me the opportunity to explore it further through a structured, in-depth course, BTEC level 2 & 3 in Glass. The College offers a great atmosphere, and you are encouraged to explore and fully enjoy your chosen medium.  The teaching is excellent and the facilities are great. I have learned many techniques and my continuous experimentation has happily led to my work being selected for the V&A exhibition. I am very excited for the times ahead and I am looking forward to more playing and producing some more fun work!”

Note to editors: Inspired by V&A is a national art competition for those studying adult education that asks entrants to draw on the renowned V&A collections for inspiration to create new work. 

King’s Road show is NOW for HND Fine Art students

Students from the HND Fine Art course at Kensington & Chelsea College will be taking over 508 Kings Road Art Gallery in Chelsea to present their end-of-year show to art lovers from across the capital. Featuring a range of work including painting, sculpture, textiles and photography, the exhibition promises an exciting glimpse into the artistic practices of these emerging artists as they complete the equivalent of their second year of a BA degree.

From Sophia Wallace Dunlop’s gangland paintings evoking drama and the exoticism of Nikki Davies’ oriental themed collage to Marilyn Moses Obah’s textile pieces of stars and the universe, Agnieszka Stachowska’s portraits exploring the plight of the homeless, Felix Storey’s dynamic digital abstracted canvases and Mark Buchannan’s crafted ready-mades, there is something for all to see.

There will be a seminar on the last day of the show, Saturday 2 June, from 2-4pm, when visitors will have the chance to join in a discussion of the artists’ work.

The exhibiting artists are: Mark Buchanan, Nikki Davies, Marilyn Moses Obah, Agnieszka Stachowska, Felix Storey and H S Wallace Dunlop.  Course director Jane Eyton says: “The students have worked hard this year and have shown real progression, independence and achievement in their ideas, materials and promotion of their creative practice. Come and support them at the 508 Gallery to see their new work.”

DETAILS OF THE SHOW:
Private View: 6-9pm, 29 May 2018
Exhibition runs: 30 May – 2 June 2018   Artists talk/Seminar: 2-4pm, 2 June 2018
Place: 508 Kings Road Art Gallery, Kings Road, London SW10 0LD

Note to editors:  The NOW artists are studying HND Fine Art at Kensington & Chelsea College, the equivalent of the second year of a BA (Hons) degree. They progressed to this from HNC Fine Art. The college also runs a third year on their HE programme, Fine Art BA (Hons) top-up, validated by University of East London.

College praises high-achieving students with results on the up

Kensington and Chelsea College has been celebrating some excellent news regarding achievement rates for its students in 2017.  There are several highlights:-

Across all ages and levels:
• Achievement rate 88.7% (London average 84.9%, national average 84.4%)
• The College was 4th in London (out of 24), and 24th nationally (out of 202)

For age 16-18, all levels:
• Achievement rate 86.9% (London average 79.7%, national average 81.5%)
The College was 1st in London, 25th nationally

For age 19+, all levels:
• Achievement rate 89% (London average 88.3%, national average 87.9%)
• The College was 9th in London, 62th nationally

GCSE English high grades, all ages:
• Achievement rate 45% (London average 23.8%, national average 27.9%)
The College was 1st in London, 19th nationally

A College spokesmen said: “Congratulations to all students and to the staff who helped them achieve these excellent results.  Clearly there is no room for complacency, and we will be working hard to improve these results even further in 2018 and beyond.”