Art & Design students from Uxbridge College have recently been exhibiting their original works of art at an exclusive event at the Hyatt West London/Hayes. The eclectic Capture exhibition was launched with a Private View and was then open to the public. The work was specially created for the event.
The multi-discipline exhibition included fine art, sculpture, animation, illustration, photography, architectural design, graphic design and designs for interiors. Inspiration came from a range of sources among which was Southall’s Asian culture, the old and new of Hayes and Southall and the rich history of manufacture in Hayes. Students also designed flyers, posters, logos and ran a social media campaign to promote the event.
Dominik Strobel, General Manager at Hyatt Place West London/Hayes said: With our Hyatt Thrive platform, Hyatt is committed to serve the people, the environment and the community; we are absolutely thrilled to have partnered with Uxbridge College on this special occasion. We are pleased to have supported their talent and develop new skills such as working towards a deadline, organising a public event and executing an art project on a specific theme/topic. We saw some very talented aspiring artists and wish all great success in the future.
Student Iona Adhar, who photographed the artists at work and managed the social media campaign, as well as creating and exhibiting her own work, said: Although not without its challenges, my classmates and I have produced some incredible pieces relating to the local area and have experienced an insight into the working world of exhibiting artwork. We are truly grateful for this opportunity.
David Storer, Course Team Leader for Art & Design said: This collaboration between our students and the team at Hyatt Place West London/Hayes was a fantastic opportunity for the students to experience the working life of being a practising, exhibiting artist. The exhibition, which was created, curated and run by the students themselves as part of work experience for their course, reflected the high quality of work, creative individuality and engaged personal enquiry which our course here at Uxbridge College aims to instil in its learners.
It also undoubtedly illustrates the diversity and range of courses offered by Uxbridge College for local young people.