Creative CCI students work displayed in local secondary school

A number of original artworks by students from the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries at the University of Portsmouth have gone on display in order to educate and inspire secondary school children.

The works are on show at St Edmund’s Catholic School in Portsea and are the result of a competition organised by Headteacher Simon Graham.

SMALL-Scott-Coates-abstract-design-with-city-skyline-300x200Pete Codling, a St Edmund’s ‘old boy’,  Dr. Maureen O’Neill, of University of Portsmouth and Simon Graham, Headteacher of St Edmund’s, in front of artwork by Scott Coates

Mr Graham said: “We commissioned these artworks because we wanted to educate our pupils in an original way. We are very pleased with the results which are also bright and cheerful.”

The winning pieces have been turned into exhibits around the school, with a large abstract design featuring a city skyline on a banner designed by graphic designer Scott Coates hanging outside the main entrance of the school.

Professor Catherine Harper, Dean of CCI said: “It’s so important for our students to take part in activities within the local community, and so we were thrilled to be asked to be part of this project. The artworks look fantastic and are a real credit to the University.”

Some of the students’ work used messages that targeted young people, such as a large prints highlighting the dangers of ‘who you talk to online’, as well as some masks and other 3D images based on children’s childhood fears, such as monsters under the bed.

The judges were Simon Graham, Dr Maureen O’Neill, Senior Lecturer in Illustration at the University and Pete Codling, an ‘old boy’ of St Edmund’s and professional local artist.

Article courtesy of Press Office

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