Image by Alex Thimm, BA (Hons) Photography Course Leader


This February staff from Hereford College of Arts (HCA) will stage their second annual group exhibition at the home of HCA’s university-level students, College Road Campus. The dedicated arts college boasts a large number of talented artists among its staff, bringing their wide expertise to students from across the college and university-level courses.

From library staff to academic staff, from paintings, photography and installations to jewellery, prints and sculpture, a number of the College’s artists and makers will be sharing their work at a dedicated exhibition that opens on Monday 1st February. The exhibition covers a large selection of media, and gives students and members of the public an opportunity to see what their tutors and college staff make in their own artistic practices away from college.

“There’s a great culture here at HCA that encourages and nurtures staff and students with their creative practices,” said Rebecca Farkas, one of the exhibitors in Unseen, who is also a Housing Officer at the College. “Being taught or working alongside an artist or maker doesn’t just mean you can benefit from their guidance with your work; they are able to offer advice on costings and budgeting, marketing and networking and so on. Unseen gives students and members of the public the chance to see what we are creating and we’re looking forward to showing our work.”

Among the artists exhibiting alongside Rebecca are Kate Selene, BA (Hons) Contemporary Design Crafts Course Leader, who is curating the exhibition; Alex Thimm, BA (Hons) Photography Course Leader; Emily Nicholls, a graduate of the Photography course who now works as a Student Union Campaigns Officer and Martin Cameron, a librarian at the College. A full list of exhibiting artists can be found by visiting hca.ac.uk.

The show opens on Tuesday 2nd February 2016, and the Private View will be held from 12:30-1:30pm on Wednesday the 3rd February. Visit hca.ac.uk for more details.

About Association of Colleges West Midlands

AoC West Midlands promotes and supports the interests of 38 general further education, sixth form and specialist colleges throughout the West Midlands region. The West Midlands is a diverse region and our colleges reflect this diversity. From small specialist colleges in rural locations to large inner city establishments, colleges reflect the needs of their local environment. Working closely with employers, learners and the local community, our 38 member colleges offer a broad range of flexible learning opportunities for individuals at all levels. They aim to give local people the skills they need for success and prosperity, tackling barriers to learning and providing opportunities that meet the needs of individuals and employers
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