Dramatic sculptures and intricate art installations are set to transform Kensington and Chelsea College into a creative playground for visitors.
The striking sculptures, which include a life size portrait made from salvaged wood, will be on public display for two weeks at the college’s gallery based at the Hortensia Centre campus. Entitled ‘Work In Progress’, the exhibition showcases the work of students on the college’s Professional Development in Sculpture course.
Clare Kendall from Fulham took up the course to complement her love for painting and drawing. Having discovered a passion for sculpting Clare has now been inspired to exhibit her work professionally.
The 29-year-old is debuting several pieces of work in the exhibition and said: ‘Being able to showcase our work to the local community is amazing opportunity for us. We’ve all worked really hard to create the pieces and hope people enjoy viewing them as much as we’ve enjoyed making them! It’s has been a rewarding creative journey for us and has inspired me to exhibit work professionally once I’ve completed my course.’
The students range from 25 to 75 and attend college twice a week as part of the year long programme. Each student has their own personal studio space as part of the course, which they can access freely throughout the week including outside of class room hours.
Jane Eyton, Advanced Sculpture Course Director at Kensington and Chelsea College, said: ‘There is a wonderful mix of students on the course, each with their own personalities and quirks which is often reflected in the work they produce. That’s the wonderful thing about art; you can really make it your own. Exhibition guests are in for a treat as there will be a real mix work for them to ponder over!’
‘Work In Progress’ is free to attend. It opens to the public from Friday 26 February until Tuesday 9 March and will be held at:
Kensington and Chelsea College,
London SW10 0QS.
The Gallery is open Monday to Thursday 8.30am until 09.00pm and Friday, 8.30am until 05.00pm.
Guests can meet the artists during a special Private View held on Thursday February 25, from 06.00pm – 08.30pm.
For more information contact KCC Arts Office on: 0207 573 5258 or visit www.kcc.ac.uk/fine-art-and-photography/sculpture/
Date published: 17 February 2010