Museum provides backdrop as students showcase work

Pascale Huart models one of the creations

Pascale Huart models one of the creations

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COLLEGE students took over an Oxford museum for an evening to showcase their work.

The talents of Abingdon and Witney College students were displayed at the Pitt Rivers Museum.

Those studying art and design, textiles, graphics and media created work inspired by the museum’s anthropology and archaeology collections.

The show, which was called titled Retrace, Recapture, Renew, displayed work such as 2D prints and photographs, masks, textile accessories, architectural models, and clothing garments which were modelled in a fashion show.

Oxford Mail:

Lauren Helsby, Curriculum Manager for Art and Design, at the show

About 60 students took part.

College principal Teresa Kelly said: “Students have produced work in project sessions during the Futures Programme, which runs alongside their chosen courses.

The programme provides opportunities to gain experience and skills in the areas that really matter to employers and therefore gives students a head start in their chosen career, whether they plan to move straight into employment or into Higher Education.”

Curriculum manager for Art and Design Lauren Helsby said: “It was a really good evening for all of the students.

“Many of them have been to Pitt Rivers when they were at primary and secondary school so they are familiar with it, so it was good for them to be able to respond to what is there with contemporary outcomes for this work.”

Olivia Pye, 19, who modelled a feather jacket designed by student Amy King at Thursday’s event, said: “When I tried on Amy’s jacket, I really loved it, and seeing how many offers students were getting on the night for their work, it made me realise how far students’ work can go.”

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