Cheltenham College welcomed its first Artist-in-Residence of the year during a week long residency with Victoria Young-Jamieson.   

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.  


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