crack2.jpg

As I write this welcome message, as a teacher, it is difficult to describe the continuing narrative of challenges that Arts education faces during a global pandemic. Fortunately, our students have found an eloquence of communication that articulates these days of shared history and experience in a distilled and profoundly moving exhibition. Together with our fellow UAL colleges across the breadth of the UK, The Manchester College have gathered the work of our 2020 students of all qualification levels into this collaborative space.

Problem solving, resilience, innovation and flexible thinking are useful in any emergency and our Art students have utilised the strengths of their creative humanity to navigate the interruption in their education. In lockdown homes across our city, students have used food trays as desks, bathrooms as darkrooms, paper as metal, built sheds as galleries, windows as protest and phones as computers to create the work presented here.

At a time when the world has turned to art, culture and creativity for solace and nourishment, the value of our work shines and sustains. So, let us work together to ensure we protect art in society. Keep the focus, fight for art, build community, make things, share, invite people, include everyone, be proud.

To all our students and students everywhere, thank you.

To all our teachers and teachers everywhere, thank you.

You are incredible. You are a collective work of art.

 

Maria Foran

Head of Department Visual Arts

The Manchester College

EXHIBITION

L3 A&D Shena.jpg

L3 ART & DESIGN

Yr 2 (Shena Simon)

L3 A&D Yr1 Shena.jpg

L3 ART & DESIGN

Yr 1 (Shena Simon)

L3 A&D Northenden.jpg

L3 ART & DESIGN

(Northenden)

L3 ART & DESIGN

(Openshaw)

L3 A&D Openshaw.jpg

L2 ART & DESIGN

(Openshaw)

L2 A&D Openshaw.jpg
L3 Fashion.jpg

L3 Fashion

L2 ART & DESIGN

(Northenden)

L1 ART & DESIGN

L2 A&D.jpg
L1 A&D.jpg

L2 Fashion

L2 Fashion.jpg

L2 ART & DESIGN

(Shena Simon)

L2 A&D Shena.jpg
Photo Yr2.jpg

L3 FOUNDATION

ART & DESIGN

L3 Photography Yr 1

FAD.jpg
Photo2.jpg

L3 Photography Yr 2

PROJECTS

future-creatives.jpg

Future Creatives 2020

GM.jpg

Greater Mancunians

Postcards.jpg

Postcards from the Edge 2020

 The Manchester College © 2020 
 

Facebook                     Instagram                     Twitter