An end of year exhibition of work by talented Wolverhampton art and design students will go on show next month.

The display features a wide range of media, from painting, textiles and photography to sculpture, created by students on the Access to Higher Education Diploma in Art and Design course run by Wolverhampton's Adult Education Service.

The free exhibition is on show at the Adult Education Service's Foyer Building on St George's Parade from Thursday 4 July until Saturday 10 September.

It includes work by students Paul Bates, Shaun Bateman, Adele Broadhead, Tamsin Caine, Matthew Doughty, Lesley Goodwin, Sharean Graham, Kirk Hadfield, Stacey Jones, Richard Lawley, Tyrone Murambiwa, Isaac Salmon, Alison Sherratt, Michelle Sleigh and Anna Stachowicz.
Sian Fletcher, the Wolverhampton City Council-run service's Programme Manager for Creative Studies, said: "This exciting exhibition of original art and design is the culmination of the learners' work this year.

"The Access to Higher Education Diploma is ideal for people thinking of a career in art and design and who want to go to university to study the arts - in total around 90% of learners who completed the course this year are planning to go on to study a degree at university."

As from September 2013, this course will also be available in the evening for those who currently work during the day but are thinking of a career change or going on to study at university in the future. This might be the ideal opportunity for you!

Councillor Phil Page, Wolverhampton City Council's Cabinet Member for Schools, Skills and Learning, added: "The talent that has been displayed by our art and design students is exceptional.

"This exhibition will showcase some of their best work over the last year and it will be well worth a visit.

"I would also urge people to find out about courses that are available that may lead to new career opportunities or enable entry onto university courses."

A private view will take place on Wednesday 3 July from 6pm to 8pm when people will be able to speak to some of the students about their work and the course.

During the evening there will be 2 award events to mark and celebrate the hard work and achievements of a number of Access learners. 

The first is the 'Access to Higher Education Award' in memory of the late Keith Farley, a much loved and respected member of the Access teaching team. 

The second is 'Learner of the Year Award', sponsored by Wolverhampton Art Gallery.

To find out more about the Access to Higher Education courses, please visit one of a series of open days which will be held at Old Hall Street.

They take place on Friday 5 and 12 July, Wednesday 4 September and Friday 6 September from 10am to 2pm. Alternatively, please log on to Type=links;Linkid=2102;Title=Adult Education Service;Target=_blank; or call 01902 558164.

  • released: Friday 28 June, 2013