A Coleg Menai student has been invited to exhibit her work as part of an online show, where her art will be displayed alongside numerous other artists from all over the world.
Hosted on the Organ website, group show (And with good) Reason will feature a carefully selected curated set of images and artists.
WJEC Art Foundation student Jessica Hill from Bangor received the invitation from the Cultivate Gallery after founders saw her work displayed on Coleg Menai's online version of the annual Art Foundation exhibition, set up when the students were unable to hold their public exhibition due to the coronavirus pandemic. Set up in 2011, Cultivate was - and still is - an artist-led gallery set up by two painters, Sean Worrall and Emma Harvey in East London.
Owein Prendergast explained:
The WJEC Diploma in Foundation studies (Art Foundation course) is an intense one-year course, the highlight of which is the Final Major Project that culminates in a high-quality public exhibition. The college was forced to close its doors in March, right at the beginning of the Final Major Project, and it seemed that many exciting and ambitious projects were never going to see the light of day.
However, a decision was quickly made that we should try to carry on remotely. A major part of an artist's role is to document the society we live in, and we felt this was an opportunity for students to express this experience in an assignment that will resonate its impact for generations to come.
The exhibition of the students' Final Projects can be viewed at https://oprendergast1.wixsite.com/website where each student image links to individual student blogs within which they have curated their own exhibition. Art lovers can also see Jessica's work exhibited in the online show (And with good) Reason, which opened on Thursday, 18 June.
We are thrilled that Jessica's work has been recognised by the Cultivate Gallery, and will watch her progress with great interest. I would also like to congratulate all our students on producing an excellent and varied exhibition in extraordinary times, and wish them all the best for their continued studies, across the UK.
For more information on all our Art and Design courses, please visit www.gllm.ac.uk/art
If you would like to view the exhibition, go to www.organthing.com. For more information on the Cultivate Gallery, please visit www.cultivategallery.com