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Prolific artist painting bright future for students

Published: 7th December 2020

An inspiring new lecturer is having a creative impact on art students in Cornwall.

Artist Linzi Bright, is the latest addition to the talented team of lecturers at Cornwall College St Austell’s Creative & Digital Academy.

The innovative student community boasts a wide selection of industry-led creative courses, ranging from media to dance, IT to music and art to games design.

Alongside her new teaching role, Linzi is still a busy artist in her own right.

“Continuing to create my own art practice, working for myself and in the community is extremely important to me,” Linzi explained.

“It ensures I am working within, and responding to, a contemporary creative landscape, ensuring my own work is fresh and current meeting creative and practical demands. This gives me strong insights to offer students in course design and delivery.”

Linzi currently has her art displayed in two virtual online galleries as part of Made With Many, a community-led arts programme with an aim to create connections within communities.

“During more normal times my work would display in real galleries, but it is fantastic to still be able to showcase my work virtually,” Linzi continued.

Curriculum Area Manager for the Creative & Digital Academy at Cornwall College St Austell, Jessica Leonard, said she is “really proud to have lecturers who are creating and producing work alongside their teaching practice.”

“It’s their continued engagement in industry that ensures our learners have the most relevant skills and experiences,” Jessica continued.

“Linzi is breathing new life into the Arts section of The Creative and Digital Academy and I’m excited to support her in achieving our shared vision; a hub for a new generation of creative voices to explore, to take risks and to be heard!”

You can explore Linzi’s work at bit.ly/LinziBright and bit.ly/LinziBright2

To explore the College Virtual Open Day site with plenty of information and videos on courses and college life, please visit www.virtual.cornwall.ac.uk

The Cornwall College Group is investing heavily in its campuses, student experiences and staff training.

“Our new and highly experienced leadership team has worked tirelessly with staff over the last year to transform the Group and we have made significant savings while repurposing campuses to deliver modern, forward-thinking courses that will lead to rewarding careers,” said chief executive and Principal John Evans.

“I knew we would transform this Group when I arrived last year, but I am so proud of how quickly our staff have achieved this, through dedication, hard work and a passion for giving learners a quality experience.”

The launch of Future Farm at Duchy College Stoke Climsland and new social spaces for learners have been at the heart of recent investment.

Next on the list is a planned new college in St Austell that John believes will have a significant impact.

“Without doubt a modern, vibrant new build in St Austell will be transformative for the people of St Austell and its surrounding area for generations to come,” he said.

For more detailed information about our courses, please visit www.cornwall.ac.uk or contact the College on 0330 123 2523.

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