Imag­i­na­tive and thought­ful works cho­sen for of­fice re­vamp

Stu­dents given ‘Lon­don Liv­ing’ theme for art com­pe­ti­tion

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

JUDG­ING an art com­pe­ti­tion is not an easy task at the best of times, but with the qual­ity of work by stu­dents at Uxbridge Col­lege it is even harder.

But that was the chal­lenge faced by the judges (me be­ing one of them) dur­ing an art com­pe­ti­tion held at the cam­pus in Park Road, Uxbridge on Fri­day of last week.

The six win­ning pieces, cho­sen on Fri­day, will now be put up in the soon-to-be fin­ished of­fice build­ing in Bel­mont Road, which has un­der­gone a £30mil­lion re­vamp.

Stu­dents in their first year of the Level 3 Art and De­sign course at Uxbridge Col­lege were given six weeks to come up with a piece of work around the theme of ‘Lon­don liv­ing’.

Us­ing a range of styles, from paint­ing to pho­tog­ra­phy and fash­ion, stu­dents showed phe­nom­e­nal lev­els of imag­i­na­tion, thought­ful­ness and prepa­ra­tion.

Nar­row­ing down the en­tries to just four, in­clud­ing one over­all win­ner, proved im­pos­si­ble so in­stead prizes were given out to six en­tries.

Judg­ing was car­ried out by Ju­lian Cobourne of Aviva In­vestors – who are the land­lords of the Bel­mont Road build­ing, chief ex­ec­u­tive of Hilling­don Coun­cil Fran Beasley, Vicky Co­hen, art lec­turer at Uxbridge Col­lege, and my­self.

Mr Cobourne said: “The qual­ity of art­work was out­stand­ing and the huge ef­fort put into the pieces was ev­i­dent.

“The in­stal­la­tions will look su­perb in Bel­mont, Aviva In­vest­ment’s newly re­de­vel­oped of­fice build­ing in town cen­tre.”

The over­all win­ner, a col­lab­o­ra­tive piece cre­ated by the graph­ics class at Uxbridge Col­lege will be Uxbridge dis­played in the foyer of the Bel­mont build­ing once it is of­fi­cially fin­ished in the com­ing weeks, while run­ners up will have their work dis­played else­where in the of­fices. Con­grat­u­la­tions to the win­ners and a huge well done to all of the en­trants who showed such skill and in­spi­ra­tion.

WIN­NER: This vis­ually strik­ing and di­verse piece was a col­lab­o­ra­tive ef­fort by the graph­ics class at Uxbridge Col­lege

RUN­NER UP: Mark Mok­tan

RUN­NER-UP: Czarek Sobol

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