MET Students Shine at Origins Exhibition

As the new term begins for students at Greater Brighton Metropolitan College (the MET) the Creative Industries department is celebrating success at this summer’s University of the Arts London (UAL) Origins Exhibition.

Seven of the MET’s creative students were chosen by UAL to exhibit their work in the 2019 show -  an excellent achievement for both the talented students and their department.

The Origins Creative Arts Festival takes place at the Truman Brewery on Brick Lane in London each July and celebrates the achievements of students completing UAL awarding body qualifications. It is a showcase of work created by talented students across levels 1, 2, 3 and 4 and includes examples from creative disciplines such as drawing, sculpture and fashion.

The seven students selected were:
 

  • Florence Sweryda from the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art & Design. Florence submitted a babywear collection, including shoes. Florence is now developing her career as a young entrepreneur, launching her own babywear range and exhibiting her illustrations in galleries. She is also working as a freelance designer in fashion, textiles, illustration and graphics.
     
  • Sadie Avard, a student on the Level 3/4 Foundation Diploma Photography course, submitted Senses without Sight– a series of three portraits of blind veterans. Following completion of the course, Sadie is now taking a gap year.
     
  • Archie Repchuk, who also studied the Level 3/4 Foundation Diploma Photography course, submitted two portraits entitled Longevity of Artisans, capturing specialist crafts people at work. Archie is progressing on to employment in the industry.
     
  • Ella Fleming a student from the Level 3 Extended Diploma Photography course, who submitted her Orthodoxseries of photographs, was also chosen to represent the College and is progressing on to a BA Hons Photography degree.
     
  • Fauve Penketh, a student from the Level 3/4 Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, submitted a series of garments with accessories and props, and a video installation. Fauve is progressing on to study a BA Hons in Fashion Design at Central Saint Martins College, London.
     
  • Luke Tunney, from Level 1 Creative Media, submitted a 3D Model which he created using innovative media software. Luke is starting Level 2 Creative Media at Brighton MET this term. 
  • Nathan Whale , from Northbrook MET’s Level 3 Diploma in Music Performance & Production, submitted a song entitled Happier without Me. Nathan is starting his Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Performance & Production this term.
     

For many of the shortlisted students, this was the first time they had exhibited their work in a curated professional exhibition.

The creative economy employed 3.12 million people in the UK in 2017 – Source the Creative Industries Federation, 2018.

The Creative Industries department at both Brighton MET and Northbrook MET continues to go from strength-to-strength with students progressing onto higher education and industry-based employment in the growing creative sector. 

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