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Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor Student has been selected by University of the Arts London to exhibit her work at Origins Creatives in London this month.

Ffion Pugh, 17 has been selected to exhibit their work at Origins Creatives, taking place at the Truman Brewery in July.

Ffion’s submission, titled ‘Lockdown’, consisted of a series of bilingual posters exploring the Mental Health Issues that have affected young people during Lockdown, and caught the attention of UAL Awarding Body’s curator amongst nearly 500 submissions.

Ffion, who is studying on the L3 Diploma in Art and Design, is very excited to be attending the opening event to see her work exhibited in London, amongst creative work from students all over the UK.

Martin Evans, her course tutor said, “We are extremely proud of Ffion’s achievement and over the moon for her, this will be a great experience going to London to attend such a prestigious event.”

Origins Creatives is organised by UAL Awarding Body and provides art lovers, critics and industry professionals from the creative sector the chance to discover original creative talent from across the UK and celebrate students’ creativity and hard work.

The free exhibition showcases work from some of the UK’s most talented students in FE institutions studying across the UAL subject areas of Art and Design, Fashion Business and Retail, Creative Media, Music Performance and Production and Performing Arts.

This year, Origins Creatives will be an in-person exhibition at The Truman Brewery in Shoreditch. The exhibition will open with an invite-only private view on 21 July at 6pm. It will be open to the public from the 22 – 24 July, alongside an online showcase.

The exhibition will showcase selected work created by students from Levels 1, 2, 3 and 4 across all subject areas. You can expect to see a diverse range of painting, photography, drawing, sculpture, fashion and more. Within the exhibition, a Soundcloud music playlist and showreel of moving images comprised of student work will be played.

Ross Anderson, Director, UAL Awarding Body said:

“The UAL Awarding Body Origins Creatives show is my favourite moment of the year, and I’m so pleased that we’re able to return to a physical space this summer. Origins provides our awarding body community with the opportunity to come together and celebrate the wonderful work and amazing achievements of all our students, and recognise the remarkable efforts of the tutors and teachers who have supported them. The world needs creativity, now more than ever, and our students are bursting with it!”

Exhibition opening times for the public:

Friday 22 July, 10.30 – 5pm

Saturday 23 July, 10.30am – 5pm

Sunday 24 July, 11am – 3pm


G4 + G5,

The Truman Brewery,

Ely’s Yard,


E1 6QP