Bristol Met students’ work is on show

August 16 2016

THE summer holidays have begun! In a flurry of last minute activity, paddling pool ordered, bike tyres pumped up, flip flops purchased we now wait for the summery haze to settle over us for the next six weeks.

THE summer holidays have begun! In a flurry of last minute activity, paddling pool ordered, bike tyres pumped up, flip flops purchased we now wait for the summery haze to settle over us for the next six weeks.

And it is not only we who are celebrating the end of the academic year, as I am proud to present this month’s exhibition in The Kingfisher as a collection of work by the photography students at the Bristol Metropolitan Academy.

GCSE Photography students at Bristol Metropolitan Academy have completed their course within one academic year. Usually students study on a GCSE course for two years and have that time in order to produce a body of coursework which accounts to 60 per cent of their final grade. Bristol Metropolitan had a unique opportunity to take a committed, independent class through in one year and the results have been extraordinary.

The themes the students have followed for their coursework include Being British – a way in which to explore how society has become ‘British’, to really deconstruct the themes in a variety of ways. The students looked at sports, fashion, music, and the local area for inspiration as well as looking into how their background and ethnicity play a part in the customs and culture we know today nationally and locally.

‘Structures’ was the second project the students explored. After a day trip to Bath to explore the city and find some inspiration the students decided which direction to take their projects via two paths, either looking into man-made structures including Architecture or looking into patterns created in nature.

On offer elsewhere over the summer and beyond in Fishponds are a large number of both photography and other creative courses. The Lincombe Barn Camera Club http://www.lincombebarncameraclub.co.uk/ The Downed Camera Club http://www.downendcameraclub.org.uk/ are two local organisations offering courses to adults. 

On a personal note I am very pleased to announce that some of my work is now on display in the newly opened Hungry Caterpillar Play Cafe in Downend. Alongside some work from my first artist in The Kingfisher, the talented Louise Forster, you can check out a handful of my enlarged Polaroid prints, all with a distinct summer vibe. 

If th opening is anything to go by, this cafe is going to be a very popular addition to the Downend high street. 

For more information please contact me: anna@thedistantfuturealwayssounds

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