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Will your work feature at new forest campus?

23 January 2018

Gloucestershire College is giving local artists the opportunity to have their work immortalised on the walls of its new Forest of Dean Campus in Cinderford, thanks to the launch of a county-wide competition. 

Aspiring and established artists of all ages are asked to create a piece that represents the beauty and heritage of the Forest of Dean and/or the College’s ethos ‘learning that works’; namely education that prepares people for their future careers. 

The competition allows people to really unleash their creativity and pieces of any size and media will be considered. Clearly labelled work should be delivered to the current Forest of Dean Campus reception, based at Five Acres, by 3.30pm on Thursday 14 June.

The best work will be unveiled at the new campus when it opens to welcome students in September, with prizes on offer to the top three: an iPad for first prize, £200 vouchers for second and £100 vouchers for third. 

Sandra Tyrrell, Site Principal, said: “The Forest of Dean has a rich and vibrant arts and crafts scene, and Gloucestershire College is part of an elite group of the best arts and media providers, so we really want to bring the two together to showcase the heritage of the area alongside education that prepares young people for the world of work.

“The new campus has been designed to be eco-friendly and sustainable, whilst reflecting the beauty of its rural surroundings. We can’t think of a better way to complement this than by showcasing artworks created by local people who are passionate about our ethos ‘learning that works’ and the Forest of Dean. Good luck to all entrants – I can’t wait to see the works submitted!” 

Gloucestershire College has long supported the creativity of local artists; student work and designs are proudly displayed throughout its campuses for visitors to enjoy, and its crowning jewel is the vibrant four-and-a-half metre-long triptych commission, GloCorama, by PJ Crook that hangs proudly in the Atrium of Gloucester Campus. 

For students wanting to submit work that forms part of their studies, the College will keep pieces safe if required for exam moderation. We ask that all work submitted is labelled with the entrant’s name, age, address and current school, if applicable. 

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