An exhibition will showcase the diverse work of art and design students at Newark College.

It features pieces students have prepared as their final coursework project.

The foundation diploma in art and design course tutor, Karen Chesney, said: “Our students continue to amaze us with their dexterity and creative vision. This year is no exception.

“I would urge anyone with an interest in art to come and see the show. Our students are inspirational.”

Douglas Fox and his bird sculptures. 080617DD5-3
Douglas Fox and his bird sculptures. 080617DD5-3

Douglas Fox, 19, of North Clifton, who plans to study concept art at Teeside University sculpted two eye-catching fictional birds and a boar.

“This course encourages you to think and explore and it has made me think about my future,” he said.

“This has been the highlight of the course for me,” she said.

Elizabeth Fell with her thought-provoking piece about eating habits. 080617DD5-9
Elizabeth Fell with her thought-provoking piece about eating habits. 080617DD5-9

Elizabeth Fell, 19, a former pupil at Tuxford Academy, has created a thought-provoking display looking at the challenges faced by those who want to restrict their eating and those who over-eat. “A lot of people will hopefully associate with what I am trying to portray,” she said.

Georgia Thornton, 19, of Tuxford, who will study illustration at Leeds College of Art, was influenced by George Orwell’s Animal Farm for her piece called Modern Morality, Modern Mess.

She made a tapestry backdrop with the remains of a banquet at the front that had been left to rot and was covered with bugs.

Emily Warner
Emily Warner

Emily Warner,19, researched the role of technology in daily lives and based her exhibit on algorithms.

“The mirror in my piece reflects the coding that will be duplicated with algorithms exploding out  to show how we have no control over technology.” she said.

Emily will study graphic visual communication at Birmingham City University in September.

Millie Gabriele
Millie Gabriele

Millie Gabriele, 19, of Tuxford, who wants to be a textile designer, is exhibiting her work, Intricacies of Mining, having asked her family members and neighbours for stories.

“My dad was a miner in Bevercotes, and he took me to a former mining site where I took my photos,” she said.

“My work is more of a reflection, it is less factual instead it is more about documenting people’s experience.”

Charlotte Hind
Aspiring prop-maker Charlotte Hind, 19, of Sutton-on-Trent, who plans to study at Wimbledon College of Arts from September, created a baroque-inspired chair. “I deliberately chose to use rich authentic baroque colours,” she said. 080617DD5-11

Aspiring prop-maker Charlotte Hind, 19, of Sutton-on-Trent, who plans to study at Wimbledon College of Arts from September, created a baroque-inspired chair.

“I deliberately chose to use rich authentic baroque colours,” she said.

The exhibition is open on June 23 and from June 26 to 28, from 10am to 4pm. The final day, June 29, coincides with the college open day, when the exhibition is open from 10am to 8pm.