Exhibits from Stafford College’s art and design students will be showcased at a free open art exhibition between 8 and 22 November at the Ancient High House’s Rose Gallery in Stafford.
The exhibition, entitled ‘Stafford Student Open Art‘ contains fine art and print pieces inspired by Stafford town centre.
The work has been produced by art and design students at Stafford College as part of a competition.
Over 30 entries were shortlisted before the town’s Mayor Councillor Geoff Collier and a small team of judges selected the final pieces to be exhibited.
Amy Davies, curriculum leader at Stafford College said: “We really value the opportunity to give our students this experience.
“We work very closely with the team at the Ancient High House and this is the second year we have had the fabulous opportunity to host an open art exhibition with them.”
The winning students were announced as Will Gould from Burntwood in first place, Sarah Palphreyman from Hixon in second place and Eleanor Kelly from Stafford in third place.
Will Gould, age 18, from Burntwood was delighted to have his work selected for the open art exhibition. He said: “I think it is really important that we get the chance to work on live projects and exhibit our work to the public. My friends and family are really proud.”
The general public are invited to view the free exhibition at the Ancient High House, Greengate Street, Stafford between 8 – 22 November. The Ancient High House is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm.
Mark Hartwell, heritage sites manager at Stafford Borough Council said:” We’ve worked with Stafford College and their students on a number of projects over the years and we have always been impressed by the quality of their work.”
To find out more about art, design and creative industries courses at Stafford College, please visit www.staffordcoll.ac.uk or visit the forthcoming open event from 5 to 5.30pm on 7 December 2016.