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‘POP’ in to College Art Exhibition

16th June 2015

Members of the public are invited to POP into a visual extravaganza as talented students from Newcastle-under-Lyme College (NULC) showcase their creative designs.

The annual end-of-year exhibition is open to the public from Saturday 20 June to Friday 26 June and is hosted at the College’s £60 million campus at Knutton Lane.

The annual event has risen in popularity over the years and welcomes hundreds of visitors, who are keen to discover the work of some of the most talented, creative students in Staffordshire.

The exhibition, called POP, encompasses all creative subjects from the College’s art faculties, which includesfashion, film, illustration, 3D design, painting, ceramics, graphic design, media, music technology,photography, and textiles.

Mike Kelly, assistant head of faculty, academic and creative studies at the College, said “We chose the name ‘POP’ this year to reflect the fact that our student’s work is fresh, urgent and bursting with confidence.

“There are highlights in every course area across three floors, including work by A Level Art students Elli Fox and Hazel Mason whose work has been selected for exhibition in the Mall Galleries in London. We also have Extended Diploma in Graphics student, Patryk Czajkowski’s work, whose illustrations have been used for the Art Exhibition poster, which are witty, vibrant and above all great fun.

“Our foundation degree students have produced an exciting themed exhibit to showcase their talents as they move towards their top-up year at university or begin careers in the industry.

“Much of the work in the show is for sale, so this is a great chance to buy work from artists and designers who are moving on to top universities or great careers.”

This year’s show also includes work by butterfly illustrations by mouth painter Chloe Wilkes in our Level 1 and 2 exhibition.

The College has a national reputation for the quality of its art and creative courses and its many successful former students, including Oscar winning special effects director Pete Bebb, Esme Talbot who designs her own Potteries slogan based products and photographer Veronique de Viguerie who has travelled the world as a photo journalist for publications including ‘Paris Match’.

In addition, it’s also the only one in Staffordshire to launch its own town centre enterprise in the form of theM.A.D.E Here shop. The shop provides students past and present with an opportunity to sell their products whilst gaining business and employability skills.

Exhibition opening times are available by visiting

There will also be the opportunity for visitors to the College’s Open Day on Saturday 20 June to view the exhibition from 10am – 12 noon.

For more details call 01782 254254, email or visit


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