Art Students Exhibit in a New Workspace in Taunton

In its continued drive to work with local businesses Somerset College students displayed their art in a new and exciting business space in Taunton.

In what will become a creative industries workspace for businesses in the community, the Collar Factory on St Augustine’s Street near the entrance to the County Cricket grounds, was the venue for an art exhibit by Year Two Fine Art Degree students.

Head of Fine Art, Stuart Rosamond, said:  ‘Our students get hands-on work experience before they go out in the business world and preparing and hanging an art exhibit like this gives them that opportunity.  This is excellent learning for them.’

Work on the building is due to start this summer, with the project due for completion in Spring 2012 when it will be available for occupation by small businesses including the creative industries. 

Director of Forward Space, Gavin Eddy, said:  ‘We specialise in reviving old buildings and managing them as workspace for exciting small businesses.  We see the connection between the beauty of old buildings and art and that’s why we hope that when these students graduate next year they will be back with another exhibition and the public can then see the final results of our renovations, too.’

Caption: Left to right, Stuart Rosamond and Gavin Eddy with Somerset College Principal Rachel Davies.