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Limavady Students Get Creative

We have some very talented young people in our area and this month we are showcasing local Art students’ impressive ‘The Animal in Me’ themed work at Limavady NWRC.

Art students at Limavady North West Regional College have put on a stunning display of their work once again this year at their annual Art Show, showing just how many talented young people we have in our area! We love celebrating local talent and with most of the students on the Art & Design (Design Crafts) course hailing from the North Coast area, we just had to share their incredible work with you!

The exhibition, entitled ‘The Animal in Me’, showcased the Year One Art & Design students’ impressive work to the public, allowing hundreds of visitors to see the hard work these dedicated students have put in all year. Lecturer Emma Dickson couldn’t be prouder of her students saying, “They are just so talented and I was so proud to see how amazing their exhibition was. The ‘Animal in Me’ theme this year really allowed the students to get creative and I loved what they came up with. They investigated their own personal journey to choose an animal they felt had most similarities to them. We had wolves, goats, lions, cows, snakes, dogs and even unicorns and it produced such a diverse range of art.

They are truly passionate about art and have left school to focus solely on it and this shows in the standard and intricacy of their work. They should all be very proud of themselves!”

Local Women’s Kris Dickson, Emma’s husband and award winning photographer, went along to the UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma Art & Design (Design Craft) exhibition and took images of the students and their work – isn’t it impressive?!

“This two year NWRC course is a great opportunity for those who want to focus completely on art and are ready to take a creative path of education.” Emma continues. “This specialist program allows students to build an impressive, diverse portfolio showcasing all aspects of art – and with experts in each area available to guide the students they can really explore every area and find what art is right for them. I think that’s why the standard of work is so high.

”Last year we became UAL (University of the Arts London) validated and it’s so exciting to be the only Further Education College in all of Ireland to have the validation from this prestigious university! It’s great for our students and I love being able to help them express themselves – and see work like this being produced as a result!”

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