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Page Turner – Turning heads

On from now until this Sat 27th May, 3pm – Page Turner.

A celebration of great student art from Truro College, Cornwall.

Take yourself down to Lemon Quay Piazza in Truro and become inspired by the wealth of talent on display.

From fine art to jewelry, from architecture to graphics design, and everything in between.

Our 12th annual show, Page Turner.

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further fine art

This week our exhibition space is once again filled with fab works of fine art. This time its the work of the 2nd year ND fine artists. And yet again another fine display of eclectic art works covering print, photography, painting and sculpture.

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A-level Fine Art

On display this week in our exhibition space is work by the 2nd year A-level fine art students. Ranging from sketches, oils and prints the work shows off some of the students skills honed over the past year and a half.

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TENTh – showcasing our talent!

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Its that time of year again where we at Truro College Art & Design department take over Lemon Quay, Truro, for our annual show.
This is our tenth year, hence the name, and we grow from strength to strength each year. This, I think, is our best yet. From fine art to fashion, 3D desig to graphics, ceramics to photography, its all on show for all to see. There is such a wealth of talent here in Cornwall, and it is such a great way of showing it off to you the public. I hope it inspires and amazes in equal measure.
So, if you are in the area, PLEASE pop in to our big tent of art on the piazza, have a mooch around and enjoy the multitude of art on display!

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Work in Progress

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As always its been a busy and creative start to the term here at the art & design department.
The slideshow features some of the students work to date.
We have the beginnings of some great paintings from the Fine Art group. These are being entered into a local open competition at the Penlee Gallery, Penzance.
We have a selection of decorated tiles from ceramics.
And finally some models from 3D that started off life as 2D sketches from the parlour game Exquisite corpse.
So far, so good I`d say.

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Horizons Exhibition 20 – 24th May 2014

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9th annual exhibition of work by Truro College Art and Design Students
Tuesday 20 to Saturday 24 May 2014
9am – 6pm Tuesday-Friday and 9am-3.00pm Saturday
Marquee on the Piazza, Lemon Quay, Truro
Admission is free

This year’s show will focus on journeys and the varied horizons open to creative individuals. The public will have the chance to change their outlook and to see what might be on the horizon and who is striving to reach their goals now and in the future! It will prove that the creative experience broadens horizons!

“The aim of HORIZONS is to celebrate the outstanding art and design work produced by Truro College art and design students” comments Mark Dunford, Deputy Team Leader for Art & Design. “By taking our work out of the White Building into a temporary highly visible exhibition space, right in the heart of the community, this will provide everyone with a unique insight into this year’s highly individual work. An exhibition of this kind can have a dramatic impact upon the students’ future and career within the creative industries”.

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Student Showcase : Orlando Gaffney-Hyde

This weeks Student Showcase is A-level Fine Art student Orlando Gaffney-Hyde.
1st year student Orlando is a fan of oil painting, collage and lino print all with a hint of the abstract about them. Taking his inspiration from the artwork of Winifred Nicholson and John Piper Orlandos current work is centred on cutting things out from view to leave an abstract work. This leaves his landscapes devoid of information and detail made of form, colours and shape.
Once he finishes here at Truro College he plans to go on to Falmouth to study a Foundation in Art where he plans to continue with his art and explore film making.
Orlando would like to thank the art department here at Truro College and give special thanks to Jo, Tristan, Louise and Bernadette for their continued help.

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Oil Painting Workshop {Pt 1}

Day 1 of oil painting workshop with local Cornish artist Carol O’Toole.

Fine Art A-level students were offered the opportunity to work in oil paint alongside local artist Carol O’Toole this week. Students were introduced to the basic principles of this diverse medium, working with limited palettes and exploring paint mixing. Students worked from still lives which they devised as a response to Masters works, producing amazing results by the end of day one.

It will be exciting to see what they achieve by the end of day 2! Well done everyone.

Thanks Again Carol, and watch this space for the next post.

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