Students from SCOLA have won places to exhibit their work as part of over 100 new works of art and craft inspired by pieces from the Victoria and Albert Museum’s collections.
The exhibition showcases the results of’ Inspired by…’, a national arts competition for adult learners originally launched by the V&A and entrusted to Morley Gallery for 2014.
Adult learners from around the country created and submitted works inspired by pieces in the collections of the V&A South Kensington and the V&A Museum of Childhood. SCOLA student entries were amongst the 441 entries that were received from locations across the UK and the judging panel included several V&A curators.
A total of eight students from SCOLA pottery, printmaking, jewellery and art classes have succeeded in gaining places in the exhibition. Head of SCOLA Arts & Crafts – Angela Williams said ‘It is wonderful that the work of so many of our talented and gifted students has been recognised by this national competition . We look forward to seeing their inspirational works of art and craft at the exhibition in the Morley Gallery in May. We are extremely proud of our SCOLA learners’
Successful SCOLA pottery students are Susan Fox, Valerie Jones, Mark Birch and Lilian Somers. Kit Law will be exhibiting jewellery, John Budden art and Alison Matthews and Gillian Babbs their printmaking.
The exhibition is supported by the V&A and the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE) and will be a key part of national celebrations for Adult Learners’ Week.
Prizewinners will be selected from the exhibitors and the V&A and NIACE will also be awarding special prizes. The judging for the prizes will take place on 19 May and the prizewinners will be announced during a private view at the gallery.
SCOLA will be celebrating Adult Learners’ Week with a variety of free demonstrations, displays and taster courses 14 – 20 June.