Art students prepare for end of year show

Art and design students at Kirklees College are preparing for their annual show – Create 17.


The event is the biggest and most anticipated date in the Creative and Digital Industries department’s calendar and it is hoped it will attract many visitors as the college puts on a show of student work that demonstrates the many talents on display across all levels of creative activity.

The end of year shows will take place at Batley School of Art Centre in Dewsbury and Huddersfield Centre.

The logo and branding for this year’s show has been created by (BA) Hons Graphic Design student Jack Scott, from Halifax.

There’s sure to be something of interest for everyone from artworks produced by entry level students through the extended diplomas and final year shows from the degree-level programmes. The annual shows demonstrate the college’s commitment to creative art and design education in Kirklees.

Head of Department Ebrahim Akudi said: “Each year the Create show goes from strength to strength, exhibiting outstanding original and innovative pieces of work.

“This year our students have developed some exciting pieces of work, worked on some interesting themes and topics and captured both the creative and technical skillsets of our industries.

“I hope people will come along to network with students, staff and industry guests and to celebrate our successes with us.”

Create 17 is on at Batley School of Art, Birkdale Road, Dewsbury, from June 16-21.

It is open Friday 16 June 6-9pm; Saturday 17 June 10.30am-1.30pm; Monday 19 June 10am-4pm; Tuesday 20 June 10am-8pm; Wednesday June 21 10am-4pm.

A show of work by L2 and L3 art and design students will also be on display at the college’s Huddersfield Centre on June 22 from 6-9pm and 23-27 June.

All the exhibitions are free and open to everyone.

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