“I’d love the next generation who are coming out of university to think, ‘I’ve got an idea. I can do this.’ There’s so much talent. – Mary Portas
As a response to the recent Portas Review on the future of our high streets and community, the Truro College Art Department are encouraging their young, talented students to let their creativity flourish through visual merchandising in the heart of their community.
Innovative local company Uneeka set the challenge to the aspiring young creatives to design eye catching shop fronts in the City Road (Home) and Boscawen Street (Life) Store to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee, the Olympics and our much loved Great British Summer.
The Great British Summer Uneeka window displays and exteriors became a collaborative project between the lecturing staff and students of the Art Department and the directors of Uneeka.
Led by the vision, energy and enthusiasm of A Level Textile student Odette Smalldon, Fine Art student Georgie Rogers and Extended Diploma Graphic Design student Josh Pickthorn, the team combined their Graphic, Textiles, Fine Art and Visual Merchandising skills to design and construct window displays to celebrate the Jubilee and the Olympic Games along with what will surely be another Great British Summer.
Deputy Team Leader, Louise Walter said “The focus of this collaboration has been to try new things, take risks and contribute creatively to high streets and our communities becoming a place people want to belong in. The community of Truro has always been a great supporter of our creative thinkers of tomorrow. The directors of Uneeka believe that our new, young innovators are an optimistic vision of tomorrow; we hope that everyone will benefit from this collaboration, and then it will have been worthwhile.”