From April 22nd to the 27th of May 2023, the exhibition, which showcases the students’ range of work based on the town of Caernarfon, will be open to all free of charge.
The second year BA Fine Arts students, and FdA Art & Design students have used the locality of Caernarfon Town as inspiration, aiming to capture the beauty and diversity of local landscapes and conceptual themes, drawing on the rich history and heritage of the area.
The project aims to highlight the students artistic creativity and technical skills, whilst working on individual and collaborative pieces. It will provide the learners with the freedom to experience the life of an artist and find their own identity within the industry.
As part of their final project, students have been responsible for the entirety of the exhibition and its organisation. They have also been working on promoting their work through a dedicated Instagram account that you can access here.
Jane MacFarlan, Art & Design Lecturer said,
“We're delighted that Galeri continues to support our students by providing this venue for their exhibition, giving them the opportunity to extend their creative ambitions and develop their professional practice”
“Though all of their work is based on Caernarfon, the students’ pieces are worlds apart. Each artist has a very unique style, ranging from oil and acrylic paintings, photography, prints, sculptures, jewellery making, to sewing techniques, which makes this exhibition really exciting”.
Maisy Lovatt, Fine Art student adds,
‘I’m really excited to be able to put up work in Galeri Caernarfon. It’s great to have opportunities like this where our efforts in the studio are shown to the public”,
Silvia Padolini, Fine Art student also said,
‘I am very grateful to Galeri Caernarfon and our tutors Emrys Williams and Jane Parry for giving us the opportunity to show our work that we have done with so much effort and enthusiasm. It has been very exciting to dive into the history and atmosphere of the city of Caernarfon and try to reflect the feelings that it provokes in us”.
Ffion Evans, Creative Team at Galeri Caernarfon ends with:
“Coleg Menai are renowned for inspiring and developing creatives of a high standard who often produce incredible ideas and we are really excited to see the new works created by the Coleg Menai students in their showcase Cyfoes Menai Contemporary. Galeri are grateful to continue working alongside and supporting our artists of the future”.
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