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College student exhibits work at prestigious London gallery


Harlow College Art and Design student Emma Pocock, 17, was selected by the University of the Arts London (UAL) to have her work exhibited at Origins Creatives, with the exhibition taking place throughout July at the Truman Brewery in London’s Brick Lane.

Emma’s submission, titled ‘Transformation’, explores the transformation of the character Lucy Liu to O-Ren, in the film ‘Kill Bill’ through a series of four ceramic pots and caught the attention of UAL Awarding Body’s curator amongst nearly 400 submissions.

Emma was studying on the Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design and will be moving on to Level 3 Extended Diploma in Fashion in September.

“When I found out that my work was being exhibited I felt so shocked and so proud. The process of making the ceramic pots was difficult but rewarding and I put so much effort into their making, it felt like it had really paid off.

“Never in my life would I have expected my work to be good enough for an exhibition in London, so it felt really validating and it was massively unexpected.”

Origins Creatives is organised by UAL Awarding Body and provides art lovers, critics and industry professionals from the creative sector the chance to discover original creative talent from across the UK and celebrate students’ creativity and hard work.

The free exhibition showcased work from some of the UK’s most talented students in FE institutions studying across the UAL subject areas of Art and Design, Fashion Business and Retail, Creative Media, Music Performance and Production and Performing Arts.