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Having a whale of a time at Boardmasters!
Students from the Art and Design Department at Cornwall College Camborne have unveiled a large sculpture for display at this year's Boardmasters event in Newquay.
“Working with site-specific briefs is one of the optional units that the Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design students need to pass as part of their diploma programme”, said programme manager Peter Goldsworthy. “Working with an actual client the students had to produce rough design ideas through to a finished sculpture around the theme of an animal of the sea. They came up with a range of sea animals from lobster to fish, shark to octopus and finally selected the whale.”
The ‘whale’ sculpture, made from willow covered with strong tissue paper and with lights added on the inside to make it into a lantern, was on display at the Watergate Bay venue of this year’s Boardmasters event...
Student artist Eddie Callis, 20 from Redruth said of the project: “I have produced artwork for a client before and it is great to see your work in public places. I have had my work in three exhibitions recently; it’s a great element to the course.”
Fellow student Kiyah-Rose Hawken, 18 from Camborne added: “This is my first time producing a piece for a client and I’m glad I’ve had this opportunity, it helps me prepare for the future as an artist.”
Head of Arts at Cornwall College, Jack Price added: “A big thank you to our client Isabel Wharton and the team at Sportsvision for commissioning and supporting the project.”