Inspired by a visit to the West Berkshire Museum, Foundation Diploma students studying Art & Design at Newbury College have developed a portfolio of work which has been commissioned by the Museum and transformed into an exhibition called ‘A Time and A Place’. The exhibition will be open at the Museum until 26 April 2020.

The students were delighted to have the rare opportunity to explore and handle the museum artefacts, under the expert supervision and direction of Clare Bromley, Learning & Participation Officer at West Berkshire Museum. Clare also visited the College to give the students feedback and guidance on the development of their artwork.

Clare Bromley, said “It has been wonderful to work with Newbury College staff and students on this project. The superb exhibition is a reflection of all their hard work. We hope that the exhibition will encourage new audiences to visit and in particular, the young people, their family and friends.”

The students have been preparing the displays through sampling and exploring a wide range of 2D and 3D materials, technique and processes including drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpting and Sarah Gordon, Art & Design Lecturer commented, “This opportunity has been invaluable for the students, giving them insight into the practicalities, constraints and creative potential of producing work for a client which is of a professional standard. The opportunity to display work in the public domain is integral to supporting their progression onto a career in the creative sector.”

You can visit ‘A Time and A Place’ at the West Berkshire Museum, Wednesday – Sunday between 10:00 – 16:00, until 26 April 2020, visit for more information.



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Last term, students in our art department worked with renowned art suppliers, Daler-Rowney. The students were commissioned to create work based on a theme of ‘deconstruct/reconstruct’, working with subject matters relating to tools, music and collections.

The students attended a series of workshops and explored a variety of media, techniques and processes, producing a range of artwork and samples. These were sent off to Daler-Rowney for evaluation and three students were selected for awards.

The winners were Evelyn Pritchett (Level 2 student), Maddy Hunt (Subsidiary Diploma student) and Thomas Ebsworth (Extended Diploma student). All were awarded a collection of Daler-Rowney art materials.

Course leader, Sarah Whittam, said: “The students responded very well to the brief, creating some stunning artwork. All the students were commended by the Daler-Rowney team for their hard work, commenting that it was a hard decision to select the winners.”

Daler-Rowney will select a few winning pieces to feature on their 2017 promotional catalogue and this will be confirmed soon. Click here to see more photos.

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