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An appealing art exhibition using driftwood, sand, willow and recycled materials evoking images of the sea can be seen at Oriel y Parc, which is showcasing the work of Pembrokeshire College students who are collectively the ‘resident artists’ at the gallery until June 13th.
Entitled “Beachcombers”, the exhibition is a group show featuring the work of all 13 students on the College’s Bridging course (pictures attached). Throughout the planning stages, each student was tasked with working on individual pieces that would form part of larger displays.
Course tutor Debby Kimsey said: “Preparing for this exhibition gave the students the opportunity to use natural materials to create something beautiful. Exhibiting in such a fantastic venue as Oriel y Parc has given the students a real sense of pride in showcasing their work to the public and shows the diverse range of talent of our students. I am exceptionally proud of the work that has been created and am very pleased that their work is on public display and can be appreciated by a wider audience.”
The exhibition was opened recently by Cllr Lloyd who congratulated the students on the very high standard of the exhibition and commented: “It is a pleasure to open this exhibition and take time to look at the work that has been created. The students involved have uncovered a real talent and the way the exhibition has been set up is excellent.”
As part of their course students researched their ideas, created the exhibits, send out invitations and set up the exhibition. They also visited the Waterfront Gallery in Milford Haven to gain ideas on how to display their work to best effect.
Tara Smith, aged 19 from Letterson, said: “I’ve enjoyed all the beachcombers module. I liked working in a group but also being able to create our own individual pieces. I was really nervous about seeing our work on display but it looks amazing – it looks so good it’s like someone else has done it.”
Brett Hughes, aged 19 from Trecwn added: “Putting everything together for the exhibition took a lot more time than I expected but I really enjoyed it and would love to be able to do something like this again.”