Visit to the Leeds College of Art (Vernon Street site) End Of Year Show 2016 “Made Here.”

On Thursday 16th June 2016 I went to see the last day of the Leeds College of Art (Vernon Street site) End Of Year Show “Made Here.” The college is “celebrating 170 years delivering art education by hosting an innovative collection of final year student work”. It featured the work from the

  • Extended Diploma – Fashion & Textiles,
  • Extended Diploma – Graphic Communication
  • Extended Diploma – Fine Art
  • Extended Diploma – 3D
  • Level 2 Diploma in Visual Arts Access to HE Diploma (Art & Design)

I’d gone to see the work of the lovely Fiona Kearns, she’d been telling me about the ceramic work she’d been making as part of her Diploma in Visual Arts and I was looking forward to seeing it (and touching it, as I’d been encouraged to do). I’m pleased to say that she got a distiction for it, and quite rightly so in my opinion.



Unfortunately I didn’t have time to make it up to the Blenheim Walk building to see all the work and the art market there, so much to see and so little time. I did really enjoy getting to see what I did have time for though. I walked out of the building reminiscing about my time at college and uni and feeling inspired to continue with my own creative endeavours.

If you weren’t able to make it then hopefully the pics I took will help give you a taster of some of the brilliant creatives coming from the Leeds College of Art.

A bit about:

“Leeds College of Art is one of only a few independent art schools in the UK, our students enjoy a small, close-knit community in a creative atmosphere where anything feels possible. We believe this is the best environment in which to grow as an artist or designer.

To a great extent, our reputation goes before us: Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth studied here, as did, more recently, Marcus Harvey, Damien Hirst, Danny Sangra and Omar Kashoura. However, we never allow complacency. We work extremely hard to remain a leading centre for art and design education, choosing from among the brightest international potential to produce some of the most sought-after creative talent.

In the Guardian Education League Tables 2015 we are the highest ranked independent art college in the UK. Excellent staff: student ratios mean you’ll benefit from as much personal attention and expert advice as you’ll need.

Whether you join us to study for a degree, masters or a further education course (after GCSEs or A levels), you’ll encounter a friendly and supportive environment at Leeds College of Art. Our students settle in quickly, benefiting from the best possible start to their studies.” find out more at



Take care,

Purple Faye x

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