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Crawley College students showcase work at The Hawth

23 December 2019

Talented students from Crawley College let their work do the talking in a special exhibition at the Hawth Theatre.

Earlier this month students from across the college, including art & design, creative media, carpentry and joinery, unveiled their work. They were joined by their lecturers – as well as Vicki Illingworth, Principal at Crawley College, and Shelagh Legrave OBE, Chief Executive of the Chichester College Group.

Shelagh said: “The work that the students have produced is extremely impressive, and it is fantastic to see how many areas of the college have contributed to this exhibition.

“For students to have the opportunity to hold an exhibition is wonderful, and we are very grateful to The Hawth for their continuing support of the college.”

Media student Nancy Snowdon was among those showcasing their work. She said: “It’s been quite exciting and interesting to get to see other people’s ideas and interest.”

Crawley Arts Council also attended the exhibition, where they awarded Jodi Church with the Crawley Arts Council Chairman’s Award. It was awarded by John Whiting, Crawley Arts Council Chairman, and presented by Ralph Keeman, Crawley Arts Council Visual Arts Chairman.

Paul Castle, Crawley Arts Council Treasurer, said: “John chose this piece as his favourite because he liked the composition and found it very arresting. The Chairman’s Choice Award is a new initiative that we are doing with schools and groups in Crawley.

“Ultimately we would like to open a proper gallery in Crawley.”

Jodi added: “I put my thoughts together and, whatever I thought, I put it on the wood. I wanted this to be all my own ideas.

“I used metallic and electronic discarded pieces to add interest and texture, and to highlight recycling.

“I’m very surprised to have won this award and I’m very pleased to be chosen”