Work by emerging artists from Banbury and Bicester College has gone on sale as a community arts showcase draws to a close.
Students from the college’s further and higher education creative arts courses have been exhibiting in two units in Castle Quay Shopping Centre since May 16.
The exhibitions feature the work of students in graphic design, illustration, print, film, photography, ceramics and textiles and have been supported by a range of community workshops.
So far more than 1,500 people have visited the exhibitions and taken part in activities. It will re-launch as a pop-up shop until tomorrow (Saturday) when the students will be running a workshop with the Visit Banbury team to celebrate reasons to visit the town.
Gemma Corney, 22, is among those exhibiting and selling their work.
The Creative Art and Design Foundation degree student said: “I took part in this showcase for the first time last year and it was the first time that I really saw myself as an artist. You get used to your family and friends saying they like your work, but to have members of the public appreciating it and actually buying your stuff is really valuable.”
Louise Williams, programme leader for the foundation degree in creative arts and event organiser, added: “This is the second year we have taken our end-of-year shows into the community and once again we have been overwhelmed by the support and positive feedback from the people.”
There is also a further chance to see the students’ work as the exhibitions transfer to the college’s Banbury campus in Broughton Road until Thursday, June 25.