Students prepare for major art show

PUBLISHED: 10:00 11 June 2011

Olivia Evans: Weston College

Olivia Evans: Weston College

Weston College

HUNDREDS of Weston College students are adding the final touches to their art and design work as they get ready for their annual summer show.

About 700 students are participating in the creative extravaganza, which is expected to attract thousands of visitors to the University Campus in Loxton Road from Wednesday.

The event is regarded as a showcase for future artistic talent and is run by the faculty of creative arts.

It features work from higher education, further education and A-level students from courses including art and design, graphics, photography, fashion and media production.

Olivia Evans, aged 18, pictured, is coming to the end of her foundation diploma in fashion and has made a collection of 1950s-style dresses for this year’s show.

She said: “We went on a course trip to New York earlier this year and the dresses I’ve designed are inspired by that visit.

“I’ve incorporated the grid system of New York’s streets and also used the same shade of yellow you see on the taxi cabs.”

The show runs from Wednesday to June 22 and is open from 10am-4pm on weekdays and from 10am-12.30pm on June 18.

The event is free and everyone is welcome.

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