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Somerset College End-of-Year Show Attracts Hundreds

Hundreds of visitors came to visit the Somerset College School of Art and Design for the opening of its renowned end-of-year show on Friday, June 3.

Invited guests were treated to a cat walk show demonstrating a range of applications and effects by the Media Makeup students including a full body transformation of one student into a convincing reptile-like creature.

Fashions from the recent show in London’s Brick Lane ‘Free Range’ Graduate Fashion show were on display along with an amplified recording of the actual show.

Fine art and design including textiles, interior textiles, surface design and interior spatial design were also on display.

Special guest Naomi Cleaver, design consultant and television presenter, who was a guest tutor at the College’s Saturday Art Club for young people, said:  “I find it’s amazing to see how open minded youngsters can be and it’s great to see some of the work from this club on display.  The full spread of the creative industry is worth £17 billion so it’s a very valuable field to be in with lots of opportunities.  I think the quality of teaching here is evidenced by the calibre of art and design on show and it’s fantastic.”

Mayor Steve Brooks who made a speech at the opening, quipped:  “It’s important to look at art several times; for example, I love Picasso now that I understand it!”

The show is open to members of the public from Monday 13 -24 June, Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm in the Arts and Design building.  All Fine Art pieces are available for purchase.

Caption: Mayor Steve Brooks, Naomi Cleaver, Television Presenter and Designer; Mayoress Diana Brooks, Rachel Davies, Principal Somerset College; Paul Bailey, Head School of Art and Design.