Axe Valley College’s artwork praised

PUBLISHED: 12:00 22 July 2016

Students with their awards at Axe Valley Community College's annual art exhibition

Students with their awards at Axe Valley Community College's annual art exhibition


Professionals join students and staff to display their work at the annual exhibition

This year’s Axe Valley Community College’s annual art exhibition featured work by professionals as well as students and staff.

Acclaimed local artists Ricky Romaine and Rich Webster had fabulous paintings on show, sculptor Ian Flynn exhibited his tactile body forms and some of his more recent flower sculptures and wood turner Liz Kent provided a display of polished plates, bowls and fruits.

An extensive wood turning display was also provided by Axminster Tools and Machinery.

Staff member Mary Cleare showed off her talents with a fine Renaissance-style portrait and former staff member Karen Fanzo showed what could be achieved with mixed media in landscapes formed from paint and stitching.

Students’ work included some really whacky 3D art, as well as an extensive display of top quality photography, art, textiles and items made as part of a product design course.

Governors’ chairman Heather Burnett said: “I’m incredibly proud of the artistic talent of our students and the variety of imagination and creativity displayed. It is a wonderful opportunity for the Axe Valley communities to come and see such quality and variety of art, all in one place.”

The event was organised by head of art Matt Bowskill, art teacher Simeon Petty, textiles teacher Marianne Gregson and technology head Sarah Stone, assisted by Juliet Holley and Gerry McKeown.

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Midweek Herald. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Midweek Herald