Kirklees College students help make Dewsbury mural


Picture of new mural, Tesella, at Rishworth Underpass in Dewsbury.

The underpass on Rishworth Road in Dewsbury recently underwent a creative facelift thanks to local artist Saba Rifat, and our very own Level 3 Art students. The project is part of the Dewsbury Creative Arts Town Programme, which our students are playing a vital role in.

The tiled mural, named Tessella, is inspired by Dewsbury’s local architecture, brickwork and colours, and brings a lovely burst of colour to the local area.

Kate Watson, Principal Consultant at BEAM, the creative agency that commissioned the work said:

“It’s amazing to finally see Saba’s work in situ and we hope it provides users of the underpass and the people of Dewsbury with a bright and colourful welcome to the town.”

“As part of the design process Saba worked closely with students from Kirklees College who explored different shapes, patterns and techniques whilst learning about a professional artists’ process to create artworks inspired by their surroundings.”

“It was great to be able to get them involved, working alongside an established artist and hopefully inspire them for the future.”

You can view the short video all about the mural here.

This is just the start of our student’s work with the Dewsbury Creative Arts Town Programme. In April, six of the artists involved in the programme will be coming into our Pioneer Higher Skills Centre to speak to students.

One of these artists is Zachary Eastwood-Bloom, former student of Kirklees College.

We have a range of Art & Design courses across all levels, for people of all ages and backgrounds. So, if you fancy kickstarting your career in the Creative Industries and want to get involved in local art projects such as this, be sure to check out our courses.

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