Bridgwater & Taunton College (BTC) students studying a range of creative subjects had the opportunity to explore Bristol on a day excursion, intended to inspire and encourage their artistic talents.
The Level 3 students visited the exhibition Found Cities, Lost Objects: Women in the City at the Royal West of England gallery.
Here, students saw a range of artworks by female artists, based upon their individual experiences of living in a city. This included photography, painting, sculpture and textile embroidery.
Following this, students embarked on a walking tour of the city, and were able to view graffiti artwork by Banksy and other famous street artists – something that is central to Bristol’s cultural identity.
Also, on this tour, students were able to see the plinth that rests where the Edward Colston statue was taken down during the Black Lives Matter protests in 2020.
Using the opportunity to influence their own styles and interests, Art and Design students captured photographic imagery for an Urban Alphabet project, whilst Fashion Business students gathered research of visual merchandising.
The day was a success, enabling students to explore Bristol as a resource and gather useful research materials that will support their Year 2 projects and portfolios.
Vanessa Hughes, Head of Creative, Digital and Professional Studies, said,
It was fantastic to see our students immerse themselves in Bristol’s vibrant culture and community, allowing them the opportunity to be inspired and develop their own creative passions further. As a College, it is important to us to be able to offer enrichment opportunities that also inform our students’ academic and personal development.
For more information about our Art, Design and Fashion Business course offerings and facilities, please visit www.btc.ac.uk, call Information & Guidance on 01278 441234, or come to one of our events.