Creative art pupils’ films are on show

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There is still time to see a series of short films created by students in Northumberland as part of an exhibition at Woodhorn Museum.

The display, created by art and design students from Northumberland Col­lege, is on show in the Northern Rock Gallery.

As part of a week-long master class in digital technologies from established artists at ISIS Arts’ The Big M project, the students were tasked with making a three-minute video.

The title of the exhibition, The Deep End, was chosen by students and aims to represent the global and environmental messages in their work and also how they felt working on the project in just their second week at college.

Liz Ritson, Woodhorn’s exhibitions and events officer, said: “Woodhorn is delighted to be showcasing this exciting digital art exhibition at the museum.

“It offers our diverse audiences a fantastic opportunity to connect with new work created by young and emerging artists from our region.”

Patrick O’Doherty from the college said: “We really threw students in at the deep end introducing this project in just their second week, but they rose to the challenge and created some outstanding work.

“It was a fantastic opportunity for students to work on a live brief and they are so excited to see their work in a public gallery.”

Students from all artistic disciplines including fine art, fashion, graphics and photography collaborated to combine the talents of each individual’s specialised skills and interests.

The theme ‘On the Precipice’ gave students the opportunity to explore the contemporary landscape and the effect humans have had on the natural environment.

Students interpreted the theme in a number of ways and produced films on gaming culture, popular culture, religion and the natural world.

The students’ films will be available for public viewing until January 12 at the Northern Rock Gallery at Woodhorn Museum.

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