Major new exhibition showcases student talent

A new ground-breaking Scotland-wide art exhibition is launching for talented new artists from the Further Education sector.

Two BA photography students from City of Glasgow College will exhibit their work as part of Future Artists Scotland which starts on Saturday 26 November.

Future Artists Scotland is the inspiration of Forth Valley College Art and Design lecturer, Ewan John. Taking place at Stirling University the exhibition will feature a range of work from more than 40 student artists from ten colleges.

Third Year City of Glasgow College photography student, Lindsey Goldie is delighted to be invited to exhibit her work. She said:

“I am new to the college this year and to be given this opportunity to be part of the Future Artists Scotland exhibition so early on in my time here is fantastic. There's so many talented artists working and studying in Scotland right now, it will be great to see what students at other colleges are producing.”

Her classmate, Paul Reich, enrolled at City of Glasgow College after eight years in the hotel industry. He said:

“I am really humbled and excited about the exhibition and it’s the first I have had of my work outside of the college end of year shows. As the exhibition is running for a month I think it will be really good exposure for everyone involved. For me the important thing about the course is becoming a better photographer and building work that can benefit me in the future. I couldn’t ask for better lecturers at the college.”

City of Glasgow College Photography Lecturer, Claire Stewart, said:

“As with all our BA photography students this year, Lindsey and Paul have really pushed themselves creatively. It’s fantastic to see that effort being recognised on a national level.” 

Forth Valley College Art and Design lecturer, Ewan John, said:

“This will be a showcase of the important, challenging and contemporary artwork produced throughout Scotland's Further Education Colleges. We envisage Future Artists Scotland becoming a major annual event in the art calendar, growing in stature as the quality of artwork FE students produce is promoted, reviewed and discussed.”

An open evening event will be held on Saturday 26 November in the Crush Hall, Pathfoot Building at Stirling University, marking the start of the exhibition which then will run daily from 9am-5pm until Tuesday 20 December.

Artwork by students from Forth Valley, Edinburgh, Dundee & Angus, Dumfries & Galloway, New College Lanarkshire, West College Scotland, Glasgow Clyde, Fife and Ayrshire Colleges will be on display.