Art Success and a Fashion Adventure!

That’s us another week closer to the start of the new academic year and enrolment is going well. More enrolments days next week and then we will return to normal.

We have a few updates for you this week, our students current and alumni never fail to surprise us with their successes.

 

Congratulations To ……

Scott Lang Artwork
Scott Lang Artwork

Art Degree programme graduate, Scott Lang, whose work is being shown alongside internationally renown artists Kennard-Phillipps at the Stills Gallery in Edinburgh during this year’s Edinburgh Festival. He took the bull by the horns and approached the artists himself and, after an extremely busy summer, is now significantly involved in their Festival programme.

You can read the full story by visiting the news article on our website.

Well done to Scott and the excellent staff who supported him!!

 

Also To

Little Book Transfers at GOMA
Little Book Transfers at GOMA

The Little Book Transfers, a multi-disciplinary cooperative of three of our Visual Art Degree graduates are running interactive drawing workshops at the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow today. Mairi Hutchinson, Nicola McGuigan and Hollie Russell have their own successful business start-up, http://www.littlebooktransfers.com/  primarily comprising murals, illustrated commissions and live art for events.

 

A College Statement

Avid Evening Times readers might have noticed the article relating to the Elior staff from City Campus earlier this week. For the avoidance of doubt, the College’s full statement ran:

Responding to a statement from UNISON Glasgow Branch a spokesperson for Glasgow Kelvin College said:

“A review of college curriculum and buildings in the Glasgow region led to a decision by the Glasgow Colleges’ Regional Board to carry out the phased closure of the City Campus building (formerly Stow College) by August 2016.

 

City of Glasgow College will absorb some of that building’s activity in its new Cathedral Street campus, but it is regrettable that the ending of contracts for the Stow building’s facilities, including catering staff employed by Elior, has impacted on contractors and their employees.

 

In May this year a tendering process for catering services at other Glasgow Kelvin College campuses was undertaken and a new contractor has been appointed. Following extensive and collaborative discussions between Glasgow Kelvin College and the new catering contractor, some staff are transferring their employment from Elior to that company which, as agreed previously, is also exploring suitable opportunities which other Elior staff can apply for.

 

Glasgow Kelvin College is grateful to the new contractor for their efforts in this. As we would not wish to compromise their application and appointments procedures Glasgow Kelvin College is unable to comment further on the matter.”

 

College Team Success on UKIERI India Visit!

Well done to an intrepid team from the College’s Department of Fashion Design who are having real success on their trip to India to support community development and textile industry design! They’ve even achieved notoriety in the national newspaper, The Hindu – fame indeed. been treated like celebrities since they arrived.

The school buildings are very basic, but the work produced is fantastic, the delegation also went to a massive factory NSL Textiles Limited, who produce for M&S, Thomas Pink, Next etc. It was quite a sight as they have 1000 workers.

The team had lots of fun dyeing fabrics – block printing and the famous Jardosi work. Jardosi work is a specialist way of embellishing fabrics to create a luxurious effect. They also visited an Aladdin’s cave full of beads, trimmings and specialist equipment and purchased lots of beautiful embellishments for our students back home for the “Bombay Mix” design brief. Our partner students are also working on this brief for our showcase in January 2016. This trip is the start of greater things so watch this space…!!

 

We are finished for this week, but if you have a story or good news item you would like to share email it to tborland@glasgowkelvin.co.uk and remember if you need to check on enrolment times have a look at last week’s post or visit the Enrolment page on our website.

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