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Double Dose Of Success For Kensington And Chelsea College Design Students

Double Dose Of Success For Kensington And Chelsea College Design Students

Kensington and Chelsea College’s talented design students took inspiration from the British Museum for their latest exhibition.

More than 100 students took a trip down to the iconic London venue to spend the day filling in their sketchbooks with drawings of historical artefacts linked to their subject areas.

Their collection of unique drawings can now be viewed in a special exhibition on the 3rd Floor corridor at the college’s Kensington Centre, on Wornington Road.

Guests will also have the opportunity to meet the exhibiting designers in person at the Kensington Centre on Wednesday February 12th, on the 3rd Floor.

In addition to their latest exhibition, the College’s ambitious design students also recently left their creative touch on a local landmark as part of a very special make-over project.

Students on the College’s Ceramics, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Jewellery and Glass courses were tasked with a live project to help redevelop local landmark, Golborne Bridge and its surrounding area. The project, known as the Golborne Heritage Corner Bridge Project, was led by professional designer Toby Laurent Belson in conjunction with the North Kensington Community and Transport for London.

Under the project the students designed pieces of artwork to be installed onto steps leading to the bridge. The work is now available to view in a one-off show at the College on Wednesday February 12th before it is installed in the community.

The Bridge Project work will be on display in the hall / room W301B at the College’s Kensington Centre.

Both events taking place on Wednesday February 12 are free to attend.

Lisa Marklew, Head of Design at the College said: ‘This Design Department’s wide range of activities have given students a great opportunity to get to know learners on other courses, explore the history and culture of the local area and their area of study, and practice their research and observational drawing skills too.’

Kensington and Chelsea College has a reputation for excellence in Art and Design, and is also an associate college member for The National Skills Academy for Creative & Cultural – a status awarded to only a select number of colleges.