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Cardiff and Vale College students are winners in Cowbridge Art Group Annual Student Prize

Students from Cardiff and Vale College have won first, second and third prizes in the Cowbridge Art Group Annual Student Awards.

The winner was Angela Fisher from Barry, who was awarded the prize certificate and £100 for her hard-hitting graphic design poster campaign raising awareness of domestic abuse and its consequences. The posters involved a carefully arranged photoshoot and development of the images using Photoshop.

Angela has successfully completed her foundation Degree in Graphic Communication at CAVC and has now progressed on to Cardiff Metropolitan University for a final year to top up to a full BA (Hons) qualification.

Second prize went to fellow Foundation Degree in Graphic Communication Connor Huxter, also from Barry, and third prize was awarded to Foundation Degree in Contemporary Textiles Practices learner Lauren Berg from Barry.

The prizes were awarded after College’s exhibition, ‘Art is like a box of chocolates’, was held at the Old Hall Gallery in Cowbridge.

CAVC Art and Design Lecturer Adrian Metcalfe said: “The judging panel stressed the difficulty in making the decision due to the high quality of all of the work on display. They felt all the students were worthy of commendation and that the show demonstrated the high level of ability across Cardiff and Vale College Art and Design courses.


“Particularly impressive was the professionalism of the learners in presenting their work and the range of subjects they examined. The judges said the exhibition represented the quality of the courses offered at Cardiff and Vale College and the strength of the teaching team.”




Notes to Editors


  • Photo shows Angela Fisher and Connor Huxter with their certificates and artwork
  • In 2016 CAVC won the prestigious UK-wide Association of Colleges Beacon Award for its innovative and sector leading apprenticeship provision
  • Cardiff and Vale College is one of the top companies for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the National Centre for Diversity’s 2016 Top 100 Index. It has also been awarded the National Centre for Diversity’s Award for Welsh FE College of the Year 2016
  • Cardiff and Vale College was awarded College of the Year at the 2015 and 2016 Insider Business and Education Partnership Awards
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