Talented college students to sell their unique works of art

Banbury College art students with their artwork on display and for sale in their Parsons Street Gallery Shop. From the left, Victoria Essex, Daisy Byrne, Katie Francis and Eva Bagy. NNL-160614-152342009
Banbury College art students with their artwork on display and for sale in their Parsons Street Gallery Shop. From the left, Victoria Essex, Daisy Byrne, Katie Francis and Eva Bagy. NNL-160614-152342009

Artwork created by college students is now for sale to the public following a month-long arts festival.

Creative arts students at Banbury and Bicester College have been exhibiting their work at The Haven and 38 Parsons Street since May 19.

Called Make Our Event, it was launched with a day-long junk modelling workshop at The Haven in Church Lane, in which families were invited to build a three-dimensional city using boxes and other packaging. The final stage of Make Our Event continues at The Haven until June 25 with a pop-up shop at 38 Parsons Street selling prints, cards, gifts and other item. The artwork will also be on sale at the pop-up shop.

The Haven is open from Wednesdays to Saturdays while the pop-up shop is open every day except Sundays.

Louise Williams, course leader for the foundation degree and BA (Hons) programmes in creative arts and design practice at Banbury and Bicester College, said: “This is the third year that our students have taken their end of year summer shows into town.

“The festival is an excellent learning experience for our students, who get involved in every aspect of planning, promoting and organising the event. It is also a great opportunity for local people to experience the arts by providing exhibitions and activities in an accessible way.

“The festival has been incredibly well attended and we are grateful to the town centre co-ordinators, Neil Wild and Iain Nicholson, for helping us to secure the units in Banbury’s Old Town for the duration of the event.”