Tuesday, 12 January 2010
Yorkshire Coast College
An exhibition of art and design work by the learners of Yorkshire Coast College, Scarborough.
In September 2009 learners from the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design and the second year of the National Diploma in Art in Design courses visited the museum to explore its collections, buildings and artefacts. The learners’ research informed their work throughout the autumn term in Fine Art, Graphic Design, 3D Design, Photography and Textiles. The work shown in the Gallery, the Manor House and in a variety of locations across the site demonstrates the individuality and creativity of their responses. The work is experimental, challenging and showcases the talent of a group of young artists and designers at the start of their careers.
Ryedale Folk Museum is a time capsule preserving the memories of what life was like during the Second World War, the Victorian era and even during the Iron Age. For the learners, the museum has been a rich, living repository of stories, objects, and ideas. The learners used the museum to reflect upon their own experiences and it provoked discussion around issues of gender, ethnicity, belief, politics, heritage, class and social conditions, even the nature of memory itself. The project has been an invaluable and exciting opportunity for the learners to respond to the stimulating environment of Ryedale Folk Museum and to begin to develop their own creative voices.
“This has been a really exciting project, the students have responded creatively and the Museum and Gallery have allowed us to put on a really ambitious show. We’re very proud of the students’ achievements” – Andy Black (lecturer in Fine Art – YCC)
Yorkshire Coast College offers a range of Further and Higher Education courses from Level 1 Introductory Certificate in Art & Design, Level 2 First Diploma Art & Design, Level 3 National Diploma Art & Design, Level 3+ Foundation Diploma Art & Design to degree courses in Costume, Fine Art and Applied Digital Media. If you would like further information about these courses please ring (01723) 361960.
The exhibition opens on January 18th and runs until Febuary 21st. Admission free.
On Wednesday January 27th there will be an open day for the exhibition. This will be an opportunity to meet the students and staff responsible for the exhibition and to talk about the courses available at YCC. Any schools or colleges wishing to arrange a visit with a guide from YCC on the 27th or another date during the exhibition can do this by calling Andy Black or Mike Ambler on 01723 361960.
This exhibition was curated BA (Hons) Fine Art students Cecily Rands, Carrie Jackson, Holly Major and Diane Malcomson.