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A fresh perspective on creative arts - Reading College hosts free exhibition

Fashion, film, music and dance will all be showcased at Reading College’s ‘Perspective’ event on Thursday 14 June.


The exhibition, which is free and open to the public, celebrates students’ creativity and hard work. The evening includes a fashion show, a selection of short films and a showcase of music and dance.


The college is also welcoming Reading’s Mayor, Cllr Debs Edwards, who will give the closing address.


The vast majority of the college’s Creative Arts students are working on University of the Arts qualifications. These are highly innovative, experimental progammes which encourage risk taking and an interdisciplinary approach.


Art Foundation student Olivia Allan, 18, took inspiration from a relative’s wartime experience for her menswear collection and art exhibit. Olivia’s great-grandfather survived an explosion in the North African desert, and her work incorporates memories of sand, physical decay and relates to both physical and mental health. Olivia is 1 of only 10 students to have been accepted on to this year’s Fashion course at Northbrook College in Brighton.


Again working within the theme of ‘destruction’, fellow student Sophie Chapman researched how things decay and has created sets of fragile objects -  like palm prints - from the familiar. Sophie has been offered a place to study Jewellery at the Goldsmith Foundation.


Anna Glanville – Smith, Faculty Manager for Creative Arts said:


“All our learners have been given the opportunity to exhibit or be part of this showcase. Our students are supported by a dedicated and experienced team, and we are proud to be developing the creative thinkers of the future.”