End of Year Art Exhibition 2011

End of Year Art Exhibition

Exclusive Art and Design Show Pulls in the Crowds at Kensington and Chelsea College

A group of talented students turned Kensington and Chelsea College into an art lover’s paradise for an exclusive exhibition filled with unique paintings, daring fashion designs, and stunning sculptures.

More than 200 people attended the opening night of the college’s annual End of Year Art Exhibition, in which art and design students debuted their work to the public.

The show took place at the college’s Hortensia Gallery and adjacent Carlyle Building, both in Hortensia Road and brought together collections of work from students who’ve never picked up a paintbrush before to graduating students ready to make their professional mark on the art world.

Officially opening the exhibition was Laura Jacobs a professional artist and former contender on the BBC2 hit Show me the Monet. The talented artist also presented Surong Zhang, on HNC Fine Art and Sylvie Toutain, on Foundation Art with a special memorial award for the most outstanding piece of work at the event.

The award was made in memory of Peter Stanley, the former Head of the college’s Art Department who died in 2006.

An ecstatic Surong said of her win: ‘I’m so happy to have won. It’s the first time I’ve ever won anything in my life and its event better knowing I’ve won for my art work. It’s something I’m really passionate about.’

Exhibition guest Anita Patterson said: ‘It’s been a fantastic exhibition. As always the students pushed the boundaries of art and produced some phenomenal work. I thoroughly enjoy supporting new artistic talent and the college’s end of year show is a fantastic place to spot the art world’s next big thing!’

The show featured work from students on First Step Art, BTEC First Diploma in Art and Design, Foundation Art and HNC Fine Art.

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