CREATIVE students at York College will be showing off their artistic talents at an exhibition this month.

Members of the public will be able to see the work as part of The York College Creative Show 2017. This marks the 175th anniversary of the York School of Design, one of the first design schools outside of London.

The exhibition, by further education and higher education students, presents inspirational creativity from a range of disciplines - drawing, painting, print-making, glass, ceramics, jewellery, sculpture, 3D, product design, film, digital imaging, animation, photography, fashion, design and graphics.

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The Creative Show’s vocational exhibition includes work by foundation art students who are progressing to prestigious art schools and university destinations.

Angela Newdick, course leader for the foundation diploma, said: “We are really proud of all of our students’ successes this year on the foundation diploma.

“Year on year our students receive offers at many of the top destinations to study art and design and this year is no exception.

“These students in particular have beaten hundreds of other students to gain places on these very prestigious and highly selective courses.”

Student Peter Cotton, formerly of Norton College, has gained a place at University College London to study architecture. In preparation for university study, Peter has been looking at contemporary sculpture and said: “I knew I wanted to do something design based, work on a large scale and affect people’s lives. I’m really looking forward to studying at UCL as it is the most conceptual, art-based architecture school and is really cutting-edge.”

Pamela Thorby’s ‘Wondrous Machine’ installation shows the changing perception of reality.

She took on the art foundation course at York College after training as a classical musician.

Pamela is challenging her creativity to becoming a visual artist and developing her own identity as an artist. She is progressing to the University of Leeds to study fine art.

Louise Dearing, previously of Harrogate Grammar, is one of two students on the art foundation course who has been offered a place to study fine art at Chelsea College of Art.

She commented: “I definitely wouldn’t have got into Chelsea College of Art if I hadn’t done this course. The tutors push you to do things out of your comfort zone.

“For my final project I have been inspired by the different subjective and objective aspects of ‘self’ and how people can be perceived differently.”

The York College Creative Show’s vocational exhibition opens with a private view this Thursday, and runs from this Friday to June 22, in the college’s Art and Design Studios on Sim Balk Lane.

The exhibition is open 10am-noon on Saturday and closed on Sunday.