Student sculptors from Kensington and Chelsea College took centre stage for a stunning exhibition which was adorned with praise from attending art lovers.
‘Anticipation’ the exhibition, which was held at the college, brought together an array of artwork highlighting the creative talents of students studying Professional Development in Sculpture.
The eclectic collection included dramatic sculptures and bold installations, and attracted more than 100 visitors for its opening night.
Joanna Goodman, a guest who blogged about the exhibition following her visit, commented:
‘I was struck by how personal many of the pieces were – how creativity really means putting something of yourself out there for people to react to.’
Anita Patterson, a Chelsea based art lover said of the exhibition:
‘The gallery was filled with concepts and ideas that had manifested itself through some wonderful works of art. The whole exhibition was designed to make you think. I could have spent my entire evening there. It was really quite enthralling.’
Sculptor tutor, Jane Eyton said:
‘Anticipation has been a labour of love for our students and has produced an outstanding collection of work. Each piece of work tells a different story and reflects the individuality of the artist.’
Exhibiting artist Isabelle Ashe-Taylor created a range of pieces for the exhibition inspired by the theme of purity and simplicity.
The former lawyer, said:
‘The course has extended me beyond my comfort zone and has given me the opportunity to create work I wouldn’t normally. The exhibition was very exciting for me as it has been my way of discovering if there is an audience for my work and what people think of it.’
Speaking about her course Isabelle added:
‘I really enjoy the course at the college. Not only is it interesting, it also gives you the chance to explore lots of different techniques and the freedom to create the work you want but with support of tutors who are also experienced, practising artists.’
Date published: 8 March 2012