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Students’ art is to brighten Bradford College hoardings
Three lucky Bradford College photography students will have their work displayed on hoardings around the campus after winning a competition by the construction company in charge of the £50 million redevelopment.
BAM Construction are trying to do all they can to involve the college and students in their work which will see them build the new state-of-the-art campus and demolish the Westbrook building as part of the revamp of the College, started last year.
The builders will be on site until 2014 and so will the photography work on the hoardings on the site.
The winners were Kayleigh Larkman, Christopher Gribbin and Hanna Morelli.
Andy Welsh, vice principal corporate services at the college, said: “The construction of the new building means that the hoardings are spaces crying out to be used in a creative way.
“It has been agreed that some of the space will be used for college marketing and Metro information but we also have room to display artwork.
“The building contractors have kindly agreed to fund the costs of displaying ten A0 or A1 pieces to be chosen as a result of a competition open to our students.
“Students submitted any art, graphics or photography to reflect the theme My College, My Future.”
Clare Lamkin, the arts and cultural events manager, said: “The results were outstanding and it was really very difficult to select the top three entries.
“Suzanne Griffiths, who is the course leader, helped choose the best entries and a further seven will be selected to be reproduced on the hoardings.
“The students are really looking forward to seeing their work on display in a public space. ”
- Meanwhile, a Meet the Buyer Event held by BAM at the college last Thursday attracted 90 companies. The contracts will be procured within the next 18 months. BAM’s senior project surveyor, Dominic Makohin, said that they had identified some “gems” from the event which he said went well. “We had quite good feedback and a few companies may be awarded contracts,” he said.