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Penwith College students showcase their work at Golowan's Babble of Life exhibition

Penwith College students showcase their work at Golowan's Babble of Life exhibition

By cmjohnw

For the fourth year, the artistic offerings of Penwith College students aged from eight to 80 went gone on show during the Golowan festival.

The Babble of Life exhibition, held in the large marquee on the Wharfside car park, celebrated the diverse range of art and design work produced by students on courses at the college.


Explaining the title of the exhibition, a college spokesman said: "The babble of new ideas and inspiration is constant and plentiful within all our art and design courses.

"The work on display was conceptually vibrant, proficiently crafted and passionately produced.


"The opportunity to exhibit here in the heart of the community was an exciting moment and one which the staff was extremely proud to be able to share with them."

However, not only did the exhibition give students a showcase for their work, there were also numerous prizes on offer.


The Infant prize, sponsored by Rotary club of Penzance and presented by the president, John Symons, was awarded to Amber Gardener and Peter Little from Mithian School.


The Senior prize, sponsored by Chris Goninan went to Saffi Morten and Jess Bosworth (both Cape Cornwall School).


The photography prize, sponsored by Mounts Bay Rotary Club and presented by president Godfrey Johns, went to Alana Furneaux. The art development prize (Mounts Bay Rotary): Felicitas Wagner and Chantalle Schellekens (both Access students).

The Martin Ockwell prize: mily Emberson, Level 3 Art & Design. The Tate prize (awarded by Cameron Foot): Ellie Spiers (A Level photography), Levi Norris (A level photography), Felix Birchley (Level 3 Art & Design), Jake Sperling (foundation studies), Martha Maneer (Art & Design level 2).Highly commended were Torla Lyne, Jason Chan, Tommy Lucas, Gabriel Brolly, Aaron Manning.


The Newlyn Exchange prize (awarded by Cat Gibbard): Leon MacDonald Walker, HND Art & Design.

As reported in last week's Cornishman, the West Cornwall Decorative and Fine Arts Society awarded Lisa Mae Evans with a special commissioned Granite sculpture designed and carved by Zoe Kovacs. Commended were also Leon Macdonal Walker, Madison Brown, Emily Emberson, Eleanor Mumford and Kayna McCauley.


Work from all six artists will now be submitted to the Royal Society of British Artists as part of a National Association of Decorative and Fine Art Societies initiative, to be considered for inclusion in its 2017 exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London.