Top results at exhibition’s private view

Celebrating some of Cornwall’s best burgeoning, creative talent, a local College’s Foundation Art & Design exhibition is underway, acting as an opportunity for the public to come and see the works of art that have resulted in the highest number of Distinctions the course has ever seen.

The Ginkgo building at Truro College’s Tregye campus was buzzing with excitement as the envelopes were passed out, resulting in cheers and smiles all round as students received their final grade. 

An incredible 38% of students were awarded the highest grade of Distinction while 34% walked away with a Merit, highlighting the quality and high standard of the work on display at the exhibition.

With grades in-hand, students and their families were then able to tour the exhibition, appreciating each other’s work while sharing and celebrating their results in turn. 

Detailed Drawings by Rose Beavis

Detailed Drawings by Rose Beavis

Arlo Tinson, one of the Programme Team Leaders for Art & Design at the College, was overjoyed with the evening and the students’ results, saying: “The private view was absolutely electric with students’ celebrating their results. All of the rooms were packed with smiling faces and it was great to see families across the generations coming together to support and celebrate the students and all of the hard work they’ve put in this year.

These exhibitions are not only a great chance for students to show off what they’ve been working on all year, they are also a great opportunity for people to come and see what the Foundation Diploma offers in terms of the breadth of medium and the support we offer.”

Sculptures by Rosenwyn Holliday

Sculptures by Rosenwyn Holliday

The exhibition continues until Saturday 23 June, running daily between 10am and 4pm at the Tregye campus, and provides the perfect opportunity to come and see the work that has earned the students’ the highest number of distinction grades to-date.