Creative Quarter is the annual Exhibition Road Cultural Quarter initiative to encourage young people to consider further study and careers in the creative industries. This year it coincided with the opening of the College’s 175th anniversary exhibition A Perfect Place to Grow. On this occasion we offered young people the opportunity to take a tour of the show with current student Luke Diiorio (Painting). We also arranged a short talk and demonstration by Lina Patsiou (Design Products) and Iva Minkova (Womenswear) who both use 3D-printing in their work.
We were delighted to collaborate with the Royal Albert
Hall on a graphic design workshop led by Paul Jackson (Visual Communication).
Taking the Hall’s fantastic archive as a starting point, the participants made
their own posters and considered ways to communicate bold, surprising ideas
using simple materials and techniques. Paul devised a series of quick
activities about selecting, editing, and concurrently generating images and
combining text and image to convey meaning.
"Creative Quarter gave me an opportunity to not only work with a diverse cross section of young people, but to utilise a uniquely wonderful archive. The workshops were about examining the Royal Albert Hall’s history, as well as its present, and how events from our history can shape our modern ideas. Staff and students produced brilliant mash-ups between language, collage and history, and seemed to have a great time doing so!"Paul Jackson