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Pop up exhibition ‘Falling through the Floor’ opens in Carlisle

Jaye Hogan, Foundation student at Carlisle College of the Arts is working on the live large scale drawing piece at this years Pop up exhibition 'Falling through the Floor.
Jaye Hogan, Foundation student at Carlisle College of the Arts is working on the live large scale drawing piece at this years Pop up exhibition ‘Falling through the Floor.

[A]n exciting new ‘pop up’ gallery has opened today in The Lanes Shopping Centre, Carlisle, to showcase the original works by students studying the University of the Arts London (UAL) Foundation Diploma in Art & Design at Carlisle College of the Arts.

Following the success of previous years, the exhibition, held over three floors in the former Toni & Guy unit will be open to the public from Tuesday 4 April – Friday 7 April, 10.00am – 4.00pm.

The exhibition, entitled “Falling through the Floor”, includes an eclectic mix of work on display from the various specialist areas which are on offer within the Art & Design programmes at Carlisle College; Fine Art, Visual Communication, Fashion, 3D Design, Photography, Graphic Design, Illustration, Textiles & Print.

Paul Taylor, Course Lecturer for the UAL Foundation Diploma at Carlisle College, said “We are extremely excited that our students have once again been given the opportunity to showcase their high level of work to the public. Thanks to the kind support of The Lanes Shopping Centre, the unit we have this year is in a popular location with a high footfall. It’s the perfect space & environment for our students to exhibit their work. The scale of the building was a new challenge but it’s really inspired them.”

Within the exhibition is a live & interactive large scale drawing piece, visible from The Lanes walkway; similar activity has been a real draw in past years.

Jaye Hogan, Foundation student, working on the piece said “I usually work on a much smaller scale, usually no larger than A1 so to work on this piece is a bit nerve wracking, especially as there are so many people walking past and taking a look, but its certainly a great opportunity to allow the public to see all our hard work.”

Students at Carlisle College of the Arts enjoy modern facilities in a £5.3m extension to Carlisle College on Strand Mews that was opened in September 2014.

Carlisle College are hosting their next Open Evening on Thursday 6 April where potential students are able to drop in between 4pm and 7pm to meet with tutors and see the facilities on offer.  Information will be available on the wide range of courses and Apprenticeships that start in September.

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