Five Wiltshire College & University Centre students have been chosen to feature as part of the University of the Arts London (UAL) Origins Creatives Exhibition.
Brett Watts, Milia Maya, Ben Macnaughton and Daisy Booth, who are all studying the UAL Extended Diploma in Music Performance and Production, have all been selected to have their work displayed in the exhibition, as has UAL Foundation Diploma in Art and Design student Max Bell. All five of the students are enrolled at the College’s Salisbury campus.
The Origins Creatives is an annual exhibition for the Creative Arts courses curated by UAL. In past years, the exhibition has been held at Brick Lane in London and students have been invited to perform. However, the exhibition is running as a digital-only event this year.
Simon Birch, Lecturer in Music at the College, said: “This is a fantastic achievement. That these students have succeeded in being chosen for a national exhibition is a great thing to add to their CVs.”
Max Bell’s project is a sculpture entitled ‘A Sicko’s Fever Dream’ exploring the theme of mental health, while the four musicians have individual tracks as their entries.
Ben Macnaughton’s submission is a track entitled ‘Happy’, which he describes as a song dedicated to joy.
He said: “It is about escape and freedom; somewhere to be enjoyed where we are free from responsibilities. It is about heart, soul and shining through. It is inspired by holidays and good times.”
Speaking of her own track, ‘Dreams’, Daisy Booth said: “This track was made for a project about hearing original music while resting. It was made up of a few different things I heard while almost asleep. It was difficult to recreate accurately because I had no access to the instruments that I heard in my head. There are many different things recorded on the track besides the instruments like birds calling, people talking and me singing.”
The exhibition launched today and runs for one week. To visit the exhibition, click here.