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New Designers Exhibition 2011

New Designers Exhibition 2011

KCC Students Prepare To Dazzle At New Designers Exhibition

A group of creative trailblazers from Kensington and Chelsea College are set to debut their collection of cutting edge designs at a leading national exhibition.

The New Designers Exhibition 2011 brings together the UK’s talented, graduating designers and gives them a platform to showcase their work to industry employers, media and the design hungry public.

This year, six students from the college’s Professional Development Designer Makers Course – Shamim Sikder, Sahrah Amey, Kate McCullagh, Constanza Restrepo, Nicholas Rea and Mary Holley – will be among the cream of the crop displaying their creative flair at the exhibition.

Among the works being profiled by the students are stunning jewellery glass and ceramic pieces inspired by a range of themes from the natural world and the Far East to cartoons and portraits.

Student Kate McCullagh said: ‘I’m exhibiting at New Designers for the first time and feel very lucky at being given such an amazing opportunity to showcase my work. It has always been my ambition to use what I have learnt to start my own business. Debuting at New Designers will not only give me access to lots of potential contacts, but will also get my work noticed by the right people in the industry.’

Speaking about her course Kate added: ‘Studying at the college has been a really rewarding experience. The course is geared towards helping designers develop their business skills as well as their creativity and technical skills. I think it’s this combination which makes the course so unique and invaluable, especially for students who want to set up their own business later down the line.’

The New Designers Exhibition takes place at the Business Design Centre, Upper Street, Islington, and runs from Wednesday June 29 – Saturday July 02.

For more details visit: www.newdesigners.com. Kensington and Chelsea College students can be found under stand number CA14 Contemporary Applied Arts