The Art Department reguluarly exhibits student work in local exhibtions with past events being held in Rochester Cathedral, Deaf Cat Cafe Rochester and New Arts Centre, Chatham as well as our End of Year Show at the College’s annual Summer Festival. We also encourage our students to enter competitions such as the Saatchi Gallery / Sunday Telegraph Art Prize for Schools and the Kent Wildlife Trust Photography Competition and we are proud to have had winners of the WOW Medway front cover competition and the European Development Youth Prize. This year is going to be our busiest yet with more exhibtions in Rochester and Maidstone. In preparation for the launch of our new Art Studios in 2014 we are also very excited to be running the first The Best of…Art Competition in conjunction with WOW Medway and The University of Kent School of Art.
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WORK IN PROGRESS EXHIBITION March 2013
GCSE and A level Art & Design students hosted this year’s Work in Progress exhibition at the Deaf Cat Cafe in Rochester High Street in April. A great Private View with students, parents, staff and invited guests kicked off a fantastic four week show with some great feedback from the public.
Image by Pinda Atwal
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WOW MEDWAY FRONT COVER COMPETITION June 2012
Two RIC Photography students won first and second prize for the WOW Medway Front Cover Competition in June 2012. At 17 they were among the youngest entrants and the only two to feature on all three judges shorlists. Hollie Hambilton’s startling mixed media portrait, Face of Another took the top spot with fellow A level student Ibrahim Olutosin coming in second with his photograph Rochester.