Students make news at the Museum

    Abingdon and Witney College students have made the news following their one night only takeover of Oxford’s Pitt Rivers Museum.

    Sixty art and design, textiles, graphics and media students created and showcased work inspired by the museum’s collections of anthropology and archaeology, which are among the world’s finest, and which span human history.

    The show which was called Retrace, Recapture, Renew, displayed work such as 2D prints and photographs, masks, textile accessories, architectural models and garments which were modelled in a fashion show.

    Curriculum Manager for Art and Design Lauren Helsby said “Many of the students are familiar with the museum from school, so it was great for them to be able to respond to what is there with contemporary outcomes for this work.”

    Olivia Pye, 19, modelled a feather jacket designed by student Amy King and said “I loved Amy’s jacket and it makes you realise how far students’ work can go.”

    Teresa Kelly, Principal of Abingdon and Witney College said “Students have produced work in  project sessions during the Futures Programme,  which runs alongside their chosen courses. The programme provides opportunities to gain experience and skills in the areas that really matter to employers and therefore gives students a head start in their chosen career, whether they plan to move straight into employment or into Higher Education.”

    (May 2014)

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