The students were briefed to create a three-screen short film,
which will be shown within 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 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.
For inspiration for their project, which is a partnership
between Northumberland College, Woodhorn, ISIS and Northumberland
Arts Development (NAD), the students visited ISIS Arts' inflatable
mobile cinema and exhibition space, The Big M, when it arrived at
Woodhorn Museum as part of its tour of the North East.
Liz Ritson, Woodhorn's Exhibitions and Events Officer said:
"Woodhorn is delighted to be showcasing this exciting digital art
exhibition at the museum. It will offer our diverse audiences
a fantastic opportunity to connect with new work created by young
and emerging artists from our region."
The master classes were led by Lindsay Duncanson and Marek
Gabrysch, who work with ISIS to set up exhibitions. Marek said: "We
were thrilled by the hard work and dedication of the students. They
engaged with the project in some unusual and interesting ways
producing some quality pieces of work in a very short space of
Patrick O'Doherty, Programme Area Leader for Creative at
Northumberland College said: "We really threw students in at the
deep end introducing this project in just their second week of
college 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
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. This complements the 'Regeneration'
theme the students will be working on throughout the academic
Students interpreted the theme in a number of ways and produced
films on gaming culture, popular culture, religion and the natural
First year art student, Ryan Dodds, 18 from Lynemouth said:
"This project has been very challenging but it has been great to
develop new skills and learn about new technologies. Knowing that
our work is going to be displayed to the public has really
motivated me to work hard and produce a great film."
The students' films will be available for public viewing from 12
October for three months at the Northern Rock Gallery at the
Woodhorn Museum, those interested can find out more at www.experiencewoodhorn.com
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