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Warrington Collegiate student artists work chosen for FDR Law offices

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Art produced by students from the Arts Centre, Warrington Collegiate is now on display at a leading law, FDR Law, situated in the heart of the cultural centre of Warrington, continuing the strong links and support already forged through the apprenticeship programme.

The varied collection is a selection of nine pieces from the Warrington Collegiate student archive, features examples of mixed media, including oils and textiles on canvas. The pieces, selected by staff from FDR Law, are a visual representation of the commitment of FDR Law to support Warrington Collegiate and students for the long term development of Warrington.

Oliver Burton, CEO FDR Law is enthusiastic about the partnership with the Arts Centre at Warrington Collegiate saying, “This project is about more than the artwork; it is part of an on-going, developing partnership with the college. We are keen to help develop the town of Warrington through supporting local businesses and organisations through investment in people and their future.  We had forged a multi-layered relationship with the college which began with recruiting new apprentices. To further help showcase the college we felt that displaying the artwork of students was representative of our commitment to the long term development of Warrington. The artwork has stimulated discussion and is a great icebreaker and talking point between our staff and the clients"

Future plans include working with the Arts Centre at Warrington Collegiate to find a space within the town for the student end of year exhibition, opening up further opportunities for developing and supporting the students.

Once the artwork was installed, Ashley visited the offices, on a consultation visit to talk about future plans including additional artwork in staff offices with three students, 20 year old Heather Baines, from Risley, 18 year old Rebekah Morris, from Dallam and Shania Hackwell from Great Sankey, all studying the Foundation Diploma in Art, before going on to University.

Rebekah, who is an animator, commented, “This is a wonderful opportunity for my artwork to be on public display, as well as enhancing my personal statement for university. I’m looking at creating a still image on canvas with an element of movement within.”

Shania, who is a textiles based artist, adds, “The project is excellent preparation for university as part of the degree programme involves working on individual commissions from companies and businesses.”

Ashley Clinton, says, “The partnership with FDR Law has opened up a number of exciting opportunities for our students as emerging young artists in Warrington. We are delighted our students have been invited to display their work at FDR Law. The forthcoming exhibition will allow  the community of Warrington to experience some truly innovative works and get a glimpse of some spectacular pieces by the next generation of artists.”

Students can find out more about wide variety of Vocational Courses, Apprenticeships, Higher Education and Professional Qualifications on offer at Warrington Collegiate by visiting the Open Evening and Skills Show on Monday 22 June, 5-7pm.

Students can find out more about the extensive range of Vocational Courses and Apprenticeships by visiting the website www.warrington.ac.uk

Students can also request information and a prospectus by calling Learner Services 01925 494494 or emailing learner.services@warrington.ac.uk

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