CWA Wisbech opens its doors for inspiring art show as students display their end of year work

Annabel Homewood at the College of West Anglia art exhibition.

Annabel Homewood at the College of West Anglia art exhibition. - Credit: Archant

Artistic creativity and flare has been celebrated at of the College of West Anglia’s end of year art exhibition at CWA Wisbech.

Sarah Bligh at the College of West Anglia's art exhibition.

Sarah Bligh at the College of West Anglia's art exhibition. - Credit: Archant

Students from across the college’s creative arts department are celebrating the successful completion of their qualifications.

Students in photograph left to right - Sandra Farnsworth, Jennifer Munro, Annabel Homewood, Sarah Bl

Students in photograph left to right - Sandra Farnsworth, Jennifer Munro, Annabel Homewood, Sarah Bligh, Pictured from left: Sammy Pattison, Megan Whiley, Catherine West and Raine Lansfield. Principal David Pomfret (left) and Dr Iain Mason (right). - Credit: Archant

Principal David Pomfret formally opened the exhibition, housed at the college campus on Ramnoth Road, on Monday.

The showcase was host to an array of inspiring pieces from fashion, graphic design and fine art students who are now preparing to head off to university, enter into employment or progress into further study.

Dr Iain Mason from The Elizabeth Wright Charity - who provides grants and services to young people in Cambridgeshire to help them into higher education - attended the opening to judge and present awards to young people whose work caught the eye of the visiting judging panel.


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He said: “It beholds me to say it’s very apparent that the students have put in a lot of hard work this year and they have had tremendous support from the staff.

“There is some really evocative work on display.”

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This year’s first place winners, as judged by the Elizabeth Wright Charity, were L3 Graphic Design student Sarah Bligh and L3 Photography student Annabel Homewood.

Both students received ?150, with runners up receiving £125 and £100 respectively.

The winner of the Norwich University of Art Excellence Award was Catherine West, a second year L3 Graphic Design student.

Principal David Pomfret said: “There is a really strong family feel at this campus and it’s great to see the support for the students here tonight.

“We really are proud of our students and what they have achieved.”

Penny Sully, programme manager for art and design at Wisbech, said: “Art is not easy. It’s very important that we visualise the work our students do.

“It lets an audience see their ability and potential. Hopefully when you see their work, you will see how deeply they think, about their society and the world around them.”

There is still chance to pop along to the exhibition - it is open until 3.30pm today (Friday).

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