Cheltenham College welcomed its first
Artist-in-Residence of the year during a week long residency with Victoria
Victoria, a full-time student at Manchester
School of Art, gave demonstrations to College pupils across all age ranges
showing how she manipulates the vibrancy of coloured inks and combines them
with other media to create pieces of work. Victoria discussed the developmental
processes within her work, describing how she extracts the colours ad shapes
that are seen from her home on the North Cornwall coastline, and turns them
into a range of paintings, prints and film.
Juliet Wallace-Mason, Head of Art, commented
“It was wonderful to see the students become so fully involved during
Victoria’s residency in trying out her approaches. The studio surfaces seemed
to turn into one huge abstract inky mess! The students not only formed an
understanding of how to mix and blend colour, but also the importance of controlled
experimentation when handling new and exciting media.”
The exhibition of Victoria’s work runs from 9
September – 18 October. Please contact Miss Wallace-Mason if you would like an
invitation to the Private View on 17 October from 17.00-20.00. The exhibition
will also feature multi-media images produced by College Art Scholars and
Exhibitioners in response to Victoria’s work and residency.
We are looking forward to seeing how the
students react to Victoria’s fresh, vibrant and luminescent creations.