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Creative Arts departments host end-of-year exhibitions

The exhibitions in Dolgellau, Parc Menai and Rhos-on-Sea represent the culmination of a year of dedication and creativity from the colleges’ talented students

Grŵp Llandrillo Menai’s Creative Arts end-of-year exhibitions are open to the public until June 14.

Exhibitions are taking place in the Art and Design departments at Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor’s Dolgellau campus, Coleg Llandrillo’s Rhos-on-Sea campus and Coleg Menai’s Parc Menai campus.

The events represent the culmination of a year of dedication and creativity from the colleges’ talented students, showcasing their work and marking a significant milestone in their academic journey.

Exhibitions feature work from the range of different pathways available to Art and Design learners, including fine art, fashion, textiles, print, graphics, photography, 3D art and more.

Exhibitions are open to the public as follows:

  • Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor, Dolgellau: June 10-14 inclusive (9.30am to 6pm).
  • Coleg Menai, Parc Menai: June 10, 11 and 12 (9.30am to 7.30pm), June 13 (9.30am to 3pm).
  • Coleg Llandrillo, Rhos-on-Sea: June 10-14 inclusive (9am to 5pm)

Coleg Llandrillo’s exhibition launched last Thursday with a showcase from Music Technology student Leri-Ena Graham, while Performing Arts learners treated visitors to excerpts from their much-acclaimed production of Chicago.

Liz Jones, Programme Area Manager for Computing & Creative Industries at Coleg Llandrillo, said: “Our creative arts program has always been committed to fostering a nurturing environment where artists can explore their potential, challenge their boundaries, and inspire others through their work.

“This exhibition is a testament to their dedication, hard work, and passion. It showcases a variety of mediums and styles, reflecting the rich tapestry of ideas and themes that our artists have explored, and offering a window into their unique creative processes.”

Coleg Menai’s exhibition launched last Friday. It was opened by renowned artist and jeweller Angela Evans. Before embarking on her degree and successful career, Angela studied the Art Foundation course in Parc Menai.

Paul Edwards, Coleg Menai Creative Arts Manager, said: “Our exhibition is a major highlight for us, and showcases the excellent work that our learners are producing here in Parc Menai, supported by the excellent staff here.

“I would encourage everyone to visit the exhibition during the next week, to see the high standard of art here.”

Martin Evans, Course Leader for the L3 Diploma / Extended Diploma in Art and Design at Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor, said: “In Dolgellau we are proud to have a dedicated team of teaching staff that understands the importance of giving our students the freedom to express themselves creatively, in specialisms such as fine art, 3D design, photography and film, graphic communication, fashion design and media.

“The exhibition is something we really look forward to every year. It showcases a diverse range of student talent from our Level 2 & Level 3 Vocational, Level 3/4 Foundation and A-level courses.

“Our students achieve success in Dolgellau, and this year they have secured places on university courses at Goldsmiths in London, Cardiff Metropolitan, Chester, Huddersfield and University of Salford to name just a few.

“We are extremely proud of our students and what they have been able to produce for another amazing exhibition."

The art and design sector offers an exhilarating and limitless career path for those with a passion for creativity, visual expression, and innovation. For more information about Grŵp Llandrillo Menai’s courses, click here.