Ex-ASFC Art student Kyle Galloway has been in the press recently with his forthcoming exhibition at York College from September 13th to October 11th 2012; “A Well Known Saying Said in Reverse” features Kyle’s installation work “Galloway’s assembled sculptures involve absurd juxtapositions of objects, from pieces of fruit to domestic appliances. There is a humour in the revelation of the dumbness of objects.”. Follow his work on his website.

http://www.kylegalloway.co.uk/work.html

CONGRATULATIONS & WELL DONE to all our art students - with a stupendous set of results this year ! You have produced the best set of results ever for the Art department so you can enjoy your well deserved success ! There was lots to celebrate today with plenty of high grades & a smattering of A*s ! We are looking forward to seeing the AS move to A2 in september & say a fond farewell to the A2s (some pictured here) as they progress to their new lives at Uni or work. BRILLIANT WORK - well done !

its the BIG DAY tomorrow !
Helen will be in room 2.15 if you need advice or help (Helen there from 10.45 til 2.15 thereabouts) but other staff are there from 8.15 am. Results are online from 6am so you can get up uber-early to check them out but here’s a gratutitous picture of a very happy cat to prove how confident we are that you will all succeed !

its the BIG DAY tomorrow !

Helen will be in room 2.15 if you need advice or help (Helen there from 10.45 til 2.15 thereabouts) but other staff are there from 8.15 am. Results are online from 6am so you can get up uber-early to check them out but here’s a gratutitous picture of a very happy cat to prove how confident we are that you will all succeed !

http://brandspirit.tumblr.com/
A beautiful project that looks at the branding within shape. Some of these maybe somewhat unfamiliar to us as they are from the US market but stunning nonetheless.

http://brandspirit.tumblr.com/

A beautiful project that looks at the branding within shape. Some of these maybe somewhat unfamiliar to us as they are from the US market but stunning nonetheless.

"things where they don’t belong”

A quirky little photography project from Milwaukee that aims to document the beauty & humour of photographing “things where they don’t belong”. Some inspiring stuff…have a go & upload !

Last friday saw the fantastically talented girls from Fairfield High School come for taster sessions in 3D design in the art department - creating contemporary jewellery from metals & plastics. Good work girls !

The savvy graphics students told me about the SECRET SALFORD show online http://www.secretsalfordshow.co.uk and I was seriously impressed by the work - I was so pleased as well to find some of our ex-students work there (this also made me feel pretty old too but enough of that) . Luke Farley studied fine art & graphics at Ashton specialises in illustration & his work can be found on http://www.coroflot.com/spooktheripper Stephen Dewsnap studied Graphics & his very slick website http://www.stephendewsnap.co.uk/ features his design & motion work. Well done to both - very proud that you started your journey with us !

Harriet from Manchester Art Gallery brought her portable darkroom along last week - to show our photography students the rudimentaries of darkroom photography. As most of the students have been working with digital lens based media, it was a great opportunity to learn about the possibilities of experimentation with exposure & use of chemicals.

CREATIVE FUTURES - a celebration of work by Ashton Sixth form students.
July 2nd 5.30 - 7.30pm
Lecture theatre
Ashton Sixth Form College. Come & see us !

CREATIVE FUTURES - a celebration of work by Ashton Sixth form students.

July 2nd 5.30 - 7.30pm

Lecture theatre

Ashton Sixth Form College. Come & see us !

We love hearing from our ex students & we were especially pleased to bump into Vicky Mellor at the MMU degree show this week. Vicky , along with Laura Faithfull & Sara Al-Shalakhty were graduating from the Embroidery & Textiles for fashion degrees & were exhibiting their work.

All the girls were students at ASFC studying on our specialist full time art programmes. Their work was diverse & ranged from Vicky’s beautifully graphic birds which she has expanded into a range of giftwrap, Laura’s delicate lasercut window blinds & Sara’s luscious & colourful fashion prints. Best of luck girls with the future - we are very proud of you.