Tuesday evening saw the first exhibition and awards presentation of the BA Doncaster Creativity Awards to art and design students from the degree course at Doncaster College.
A group of interested, students, partners, parents, lecturers and patrons gathered in the impressive reception area at BA Components in Kirk Sandall to view the exhibits, enjoy the refreshments and discover the winners for 2012.
The event was hosted by David Caulfield, BA Components Sales & Marketing Director, who was not only delighted to present the awards but to elaborate on the actual bursary BA provides to the College annually.
“BA employs almost 200 people from in and around the Doncaster area and it was important to us to show our commitment to them by getting involved at community level. This bursary to the college combines community interest, encourages growth and development and promotes our belief and commitment to design and marketing. The process has been interesting, challenging but ultimately rewarding for all involved.”
Students were asked to produce art-works using whatever technique or method they preferred, but with only the raw materials or scrap product from the BA Doncaster factory. The results on display were in many and varied, but all were thought provoking and inspirational.
David Caulfield described all of the students as ‘winners on the night’ and certificates and trophies were awarded to five of the pieces and the artists who created them. Highly Commended awards were presented to Fiona Humphrey and Rebecca Hilton for their exhibit entitled ‘Trees’ and also to Rocky Hudson for her entry ‘Domino Effect’
Third place trophy, certificate and cheque went to Rachel Kitchin for ‘Landscape Panels’ and second place trophy, certificate and cheque went to Paula Elward for her carefully thought out and cleverly crafted work entitled, ‘Building Blocks’
The main event was the awarding of the first prize, the inaugural trophy and the winners cheque to Catherine Curran for her amazing tactile piece, ‘The Wave Machine’
The whole evening was a great success and thoroughly enjoyed by everyone attending, so much so that next year according to Ian Latham for Doncaster College, the awards and competition will be extended to both Further Education and Higher Education students, thus widening the scope and potential to find even more talent and produce even more interesting artworks.
The exhibition will continue on display at BA Components for a further three weeks until 13th July.