Cre­at­ing art sure to at­tract in­vestors

Stu­dents’ works will be dis­played at £30m of­fice

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Alexan­der Ballinger alexan­der.ballinger@trin­i­tymir­

LUCKY young Uxbridge artists are be­ing given the op­por­tu­nity to have their cre­ations dis­played in the foyer of a new of­fice block in the town cen­tre.

Aviva In­vestors is run­ning the com­pe­ti­tion for Uxbridge Col­lege stu­dents to high­light their tal­ents at the build­ing in Bel­mont Road, which will be com­pleted in the new year.

The win­ning piece will be dis­played on the way in to the build­ing and en­tries range from small A4 works to much big­ger projects, in­clud­ing paint­ings, prints, and pho­to­graphic work.

Art and de­sign lec­turer at the col­lege Vic­to­ria Co­hen said: “It is a re­ally fan­tas­tic op­por­tu­nity for our stu­dents and Uxbridge Col­lege.

“We are de­lighted to be ap­proached by Aviva In­vestors with this live com­mis­sion brief to create con­tem­po­rary art­work for a cor­po­rate set­ting.”

The theme for the com­pe­ti­tion is ‘ Lon­don Liv­ing’ and stu­dents have been mak­ing trips to cen­tral Lon­don for in­spi­ra­tion.

When it is fin­ished, the £30mil­lion ren­o­va­tion of the of­fice block will have taken a to­tal of 18 months to com­plete.

As­set man­ager at Aviva Ju­lian Cobourne said: “We are very much look­ing for­ward to view­ing the en­tries in Jan­uary and for the win­ning ex­hibits to be dis­played at Bel­mont, once the build­ing is com­pleted in Jan­uary.

“Uxbridge Col­lege’s art depart­ment has a bril­liant rep­u­ta­tion for en­cour­ag­ing and nur­tur­ing lo­cal tal­ent and we are ex­cited that the theme of ‘Lon­don Liv­ing’ will in­spire stu­dents to pro­duce some in­ter­est­ing and thought pro­vok­ing work.”

The win­ner will be an­nounced in the new year.

DE­SIGNS: The new Aviva build­ing in Bel­mont Road, Uxbridge, and right – art stu­dents at Uxbridge Col­lege

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