Second year Art and Design students from Holy Cross College are holding an unprecedented online exhibition of their work, developed through their own self-run group 'The Collective'. The exhibition is a celebration of the student’s artistic achievements over the past two years at college, which were cut short when the college closed due to Covid-19. The exhibition is accessible to the public, free of charge and will be live from Friday 26 June until Friday 10th July.
June 2020 marks the 10 year anniversary of The Collective’s annual art exhibitions. This current show is simply named 10 in honour of this and offers a unique chance to see the students’ best work from across each Art and Design subject (Art, Graphics, Photography and Textiles) as well as including supporting statements written by the students themselves.
Created during lockdown, this exhibition is intended to be a celebration for the students, as well as offering some creative visual enjoyment for its audience during this difficult time. Although it is not taking place in a physical gallery environment as originally planned, the new online format means it can be accessed on a larger scale than ever before, and the students’ achievements and passion can be enjoyed by the wider public.
We think you will enjoy visiting their work here: 'Ten' Exhibition
A highly relevant and interesting article for students, a hugely positive message for our current and future students at Holy Cross. It’s great to be recognised for this achievement, particularly now that we have expanded our Excellence Programme so there should be even more successes in coming years.
The college production of Les Miserables School Edition that was going to be performed in March was cancelled, even though this was hugely disappointing, in the grand scheme of things, it's understandably a small price to pay in comparison to the wider national and global picture at present.
Holy Cross student Lucas Labrow has been secretly co-ordinating a virtual performance of the show with other cast members. For anyone who had tickets or who is a fan of Les Mis you might like to see the work the students have done on their own initiative.
Today is the launch of At Home, the SFCA's online exhibition of digital art work made by sixth form college students during, and in response to, the Covid-19 lockdown. We are pleased to announce that six of our Year 1 A+D students are representing Holy Cross in this national exhibition, sharing their work alongside more than 140 students from 46 colleges.
Our participating students - Isabel Birchall, Lauren Borg, Edward Colliston, Alicia Hartley, Abigail Leak and Sadie Rogerson, have worked (remotely) in pairs to make three works between them in response to the brief. Taking place during lockdown this collaborative approach posed some creative and logistical challenges, but our students have shown excellent initiative, imagination and teamwork skills to create their work at this time.
The exhibition was developed to promote interpretations and experiences of lockdown from a young person’s perspective, and our students have created three highly individual, personal responses which showcase a range of their artistic talent through photography, painting and digital design. Their works reconsider the site of home, exploring ideas around routine, domestic space, everyday objects, digital communication and how the internet has made our once private space of home more public.
We are especially proud of, and impressed by, their independent creative spirit and their ability to work effectively with each other at this challenging time.
The At Home exhibition is now live at: https://www.sixthformcolleges.org/411/at-home
While the country has been in lockdown a number of our staff and students have been giving their time to the wider community. Today we’re highlighting the work of those volunteering with St. John Ambulance. During the pandemic Caitlin Fenton (Year 13) has been volunteering in Tameside Hospital. As well as assisting with an array of patient care (taking patient observations, personal hygiene tasks and listening to those who are anxious) she has also learnt new skills, such as how to do ECGs and remove cannulas.
1 Peter 3:8: “Finally, all of you, have unity of spirit, sympathy, love for one another, a tender heart, and a humble mind.”