Creative Arts End of Year Show 2016

A highly successful Creative Arts End of Year Show was held at North East Scotland College’s Aberdeen City Campus at the end of term. 

The private opening event attracted a large number of invited guests including students’ friends and families as well as VIPs and representatives from local businesses and educational establishments.  The highlight of the occasion was the announcement of the Best Work on the Wall Award winners in categories including: Art & Design, Textiles, Visual Communication, Photography and 3D Computer Animation.

Subject area judges for Best Work on the Wall were:

  • For Art and Design, Sally Moir and Claire Bruce from SMART Consultants.  SMART is one of the North East's leading Art Agencies running art projects and supporting established and emerging artists/designers by providing them with platforms to exhibit and sell their work to the wider community of Aberdeen and beyond.
  • For Textiles, Karen Cross & Dorothy Giles from Robert Gordon University (RGU). Karen and Dorothy are part of the Fashion Management lecturing team at RGU and were both previously part of the textile team at the College. 
  • For Photography, we welcomed Scott Hogg. Scott has won numerous awards including being named the British Institute of Professional Photography Scottish Wedding Photographer of the year in 2015 and winner of "Wedding day and celebration" category at the 2015 UK Master Photographers Association Awards.
  • For Visual Communication, Scott Hunter, Creative Director of Hampton Associates - an award-winning web design, graphic design and branding agency based in Aberdeen.
  • For 3D Computer Animation, Keith Robertson, General Manager for Media & Sport Productions at AVC Media Enterprises.  Keith has over 15 years’ experience in video production and 3D Animation.

All visitors to the show throughout the week were invited to vote for their favourite display and the student with the most votes was named the ‘People’s Prize’ winner at the close of the Show.

The Best Work on the Wall winners were:

Art & Design – Sophie Lawson

Textiles – Beth Johnson

Photography – Jenny Anderson

3D Computer Animation – Paige Andrews

Visual Communication – Stuart Leel

Stuart Leel was also named the winner of the People’s Prize.  To see a selection of photos from the Show and to see the winners with their work, visit the NESCol Facebook page

Susan Betty, Director of Curriculum for the School of Creative Industries, Computing and Business Enterprise, said: “Once again the students produced a stunning selection of work with something for everyone to admire and enjoy - students and staff should be congratulated on their achievement.  I would like everyone who worked hard to make the show a success and also our distinguished panel of judges who had the unenviable task of deciding upon the winners.”