Art & Design students took over the Town Hall to exhibit the work they produced for the annual Trowbridge in Bloom competition.
The Level 3 group opened the two-week exhibition ‘A Day in May’ on Thursday 5th October in Trowbridge with a tea party for invited guests which included Wiltshire College staff, parents and representatives from Trowbridge in Bloom.
The work formed the students’ final project of their first year and followed a trip to Studland Bay in Dorset, where they investigated and explored the natural woodland, beach scape and the season through photography, sketches and notes.
It was the first time the students had chosen a specialist pathway from 3D design, textiles, fashion or fine art and the exhibition featured paintings, sculpture, fashion, drawings, textiles and photography as well as their developmental scrapbooks.
Programme Leader Helen Chivers said: “I am very proud of all the students on successfully curating and hosting their first external exhibition.
“This type of work experience is an excellent opportunity to work under pressure, in a team and communicate to a broader audience.
“It was a pleasure to work alongside them all.”
Jennifer Polledri is chairman of Trowbridge in Bloom and joined the group for the opening of the exhibition.
She said: “From the moment we arrived the hospitality was outstanding and all students were eager to talk about their projects proudly on display which were quite amazing.
“The tour in the cells was perfect for showcasing their work and it was obvious to see their talents and creativity skills had been encouraged by Helen giving each individual student confidence in their own ability.
“Not only was the exhibition a jewel in the crown, but the delicious buffet was delicately laid out and the beautiful cake in the colours of Trowbridge in Bloom was the ‘icing on the cake!’
Simon Weintroub is the Deputy Head of Department for Creative Arts at Wiltshire College.
He said: “It was an excellent exhibition in an excellent space.
“To have got that organised and curated during such a busy period in the year is extraordinary.”