Hameldon art students’ London show

ART ATTACK: The Hameldon College art and design students
ART ATTACK: The Hameldon College art and design students

Talented girls from Hameldon Community College put their art and soul into their work which was exhibited at a prestigious show in London.

The pupils, aged 14 to 16, saw their art and design work on display in Somerset House.

Hameldon students Leoni Fegan, Kira Bulcock, Tia Fegan, Becky Barker and Lucy Trickett have attended the Saturday Art and Design club run by Caolyn Eastwood at Burnley College.

The pupils worked in a master class meeting artist Paul Jenkins, creator of Triple Double, and have developed a range of sportswear which they took down to London to exhibit.

This unique exhibition spotlights the potential of more than 400 young people, showcasing their exciting new work in disciplines that range from drawing, painting and sculpture to photography, print-making, ceramics and digital graphics.

For the past year, 14 colleges and universities of art and design around the country have opened their doors every Saturday morning to nurture young talent from more than 100 schools.

Founded by the Sorrell Foundation in 1999, the aim of the National Art and Design Saturday club is to nurture and inspire creativity in young people.

Janine Nicholas, specialism manager at the school, said: “The commitment which the girls and their teacher Carolyn have put in on the Saturday mornings has been second to none and will undoubtedly contribute to their final art GCSE course work when they exhibit next year.

“A huge thank you goes to Carolyn Eastwood and Burnley College for giving the Hameldon team this opportunity.”

Now in its seventh year, the Saturday Club runs in 47 locations across the UK, in colleges, universities and at the Victoria and Albert Museum, giving students more than 100 hours of specialist tuition.