A gallery of artwork created by Supported Learning students at Walsall College has gone on public display at the Walsall Leather Museum. The annual ‘Made in Walsall’ exhibition, which was launched last week and will run until 25th June 2016, is a chance for students on the college’s Creative Arts programme to showcase their exploration of diverse materials, techniques and processes learnt on the course and share their creativity with others.
There is something for everyone on display, with the work impressively ranging from visual studies, textiles, and 3D to print making and digital photography, inspired by South America Retablos and visits to local jewellery designer Jolene Smith and the Hiroshige woodcut exhibition.
The exhibition has been running in collaboration with the museum for over 20 years and is an excellent way of showcasing the talent present in the college’s Supported Learning department, as well as raising the students’ self-esteem.
Supported Learning Lecturer, Jennie Jones said, “Each year the extremely high standard of work produced by students for this exhibition never ceases to amaze us. We are very proud of the diverse work generated by our students and would encourage everyone to go and have a look at the exhibition.
“We would also like to thank The Leather Museum for their continued support in helping us to celebrate our learners’ achievements.”