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Students showcase their work at the Cooper Gallery

Barnsley College Art and Design students are showcasing their ‘People, Places and Print’ exhibition at the Cooper Gallery.

The exhibition is in response to the student’s unit ‘2D Problem Solving in Art and Design’ which saw students explore Barnsley as their subject matter and is a representation of local people and landmarks. The collection of work features different print techniques including lino cut, wood cut, collograph, etching, intaglio and mono print based works.

Barnsley College’s Vice Principal of Curriculum, Liz Leek, was invited along to judge the students’ work and award certificates for the best in print. Student Hollyanne Hawkhead was highly commended for her lino cut work and fellow students Alex Dryden and Phoebe Archer came in second and third for their screen print and lino cut work. Liz was impressed with all the student work, particularly favouring Amy White’s pieces which were awarded ‘best print in show’ and have been purchased by Liz to take pride of place in her office.

Amy White, age 17 from Denby Dale, Huddersfield, said: “I felt a connection to the image I created and that I needed to portray this as a woodcut as it would make it stand out and do the image justice. I am very shocked and happy to receive first place in the exhibition. I am excited to create more artwork.”

Liz Leek added: “Print is the medium that brought art to all of us and meant that we could have art work in our houses. The examples the students have created are so brilliant in the variety of colour, texture and perspective. I am extremely proud of the work they have produced and I am so glad to have been asked to come and judge it.”

The People, Places and Print exhibition is on at the Cooper Gallery from Saturday 7 April to Saturday 5 May for the public to view.

For more information on Art and Design courses at Barnsley College call 01226 216 123, or email.

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