Northern Regional College’s art and design students were recently set a challenged to artistically define “The Essence of NRC” through two and three dimensional work.
The project required students to photograph staff and explore the curriculum areas of NRC while taking inspiration from each individual course and the facilities which represents life at the college. They were also tasked to demonstrate in the project students aims, aspirations, achievements and experiences.
Students experimented with a range traditional and non traditional materials and techniques including ceramics, wood, wire and metal work and found objects and produced sculptural work from all they researched and used. The results are outstanding and can be viewed in a special exhibition that runs for a month from 8th February to the 8th March on NRC’s Magherafelt Campus.
In a special viewing of the project Trevor Neilands Director/Chief Executive NRC stated that “This was a challenging project for the Art & Design students and I am extremely proud of what has been achieved. The work demonstrated in this exhibition is of a very high standard and they have indeed captured the essence of NRC. I congratulate the students and staff for their hard work and hope that the local community will avail of the opportunity to view the project.”
Michele Downey course leader at Magherafelt Campus said ”This is one of our best projects this year, students really enjoyed working on it and are delighted to have this opportunity to showcase their work especially when the inspiration came from the College itself. How the students have interpreted the project and the outcomes have been very exciting.”