HND students hold debut exhibition

Eight HND Art & Design students from top-performing Selby College are set to hold their first professional exhibition at Selby Abbey to display photography and other digital artwork from their course.

Following a successful partnership with Selby Arts Festival back in July, three of the students will be showcasing their collections from the event, where they worked as Official Event Photographers.

The photographs by Abby Clark, Eloise Livsey and Grace Priddy cover a range of the festival’s shows and events, including gigs from Patch and the Giant, Seth Lakeman and celebrity comedian Ed Byrne, as well as a selection of street performances.

Also set to be featured is work by two Selby College learners from a recent 1920s themed charity event which took place at Riccall Regen Centre in September for local children’s cancer charity Candlelighters.

Eloise Livesy said, “It is a great opportunity for us, as we have been allowed to freely plan and organise our very own exhibition from start to finish, and to be able to do this in such a beautiful venue in our local area is fantastic. Our work is personal to each of us and also features events that we have taken part in as freelance photographers, so it is a great way to get our work out there and help push our creative careers.”

Abby Clark said, “Being part of an exhibition in somewhere as magnificent as Selby Abbey has been a fantastic experience! It has allowed me to gain an understanding of what is incorporated in the organisation of a big event. It is also great to see a range of audiences showing interest in my work - the appreciation of my work, from both clients and the general public really does make it all worthwhile!”

Fellow student Sarah Freer added, “Exhibiting at Selby Abbey allows us to express our passion of art to the local community. We all celebrate different styles of photography and enjoy working together to produce something that shares all of our concepts and ideas.”

The students’ collections will be on display at Selby Abbey from 16th – 26th January, 9am-4pm, and entry is free for everyone.

Published: Friday 12 Jan 2018