Yale College Creative Success in South West Wales Colleges Competition
Yale College Level 3 art & design students are celebrating recognition of their creativity in the South West Wales Colleges competition exhibited at National Museum of Wales.
Chair of Governors, Jane Tilston and Principal Jasbir Dhesi presented prizes to Yale College art and design students Adrian Hylka, Nia Humphries and Laura Evans. The level 3 learners have competed alongside university level students and gained third prize in the textile art section in this highly regarded competition instigated by South West Wales Colleges.
“Our students have demonstrated exceptional levels of creativity,” says Marcus Thomas, Art & Design Programme Co-ordinator at Yale College, “their success is really impressive as they have competed against learners studying at degree level.”
Invited to take part in the South Wales competition, themed “migration”, and run in partnership with Jen Jones of the Welsh Quilt Centre in Lampeter, Yale students have been recognised for their well ruminated designs. The competition was open to students studying design, fashion and textile courses to encourage creativity and innovation through the creation of a piece of art. The celebrated quilts have been on view with other entries in the Textile Gallery at the National Museum of Wales throughout November.
Adrian, Nia and Laura’s project quilt echoed a theme that they had experienced on a visit to the Antony Gormley art installation ‘Another Place’, linking to the theme of people leaving their homeland in search of a better life. They concentrated research on the Welsh migrants to Patagonia, South America and the Amish culture. They used a variety of different Welsh symbols to highlight their thoughts and feelings about migration…*
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