Summer Art and Design Exhibition at the Lightbox

The private view of Woking College’s Summer Exhibition at the Lightbox on Wednesday attracted over 500 visitors including parents, current, past and prospective students, governors of the College and trustees of the Lightbox. Art, music and copious cold drinks kept visitors chilled!

The College’s Summer Lightbox Exhibition attracts the largest number of visitors to a single exhibition staged at the Woking gallery.

Celebrating its 12th year at The Lightbox, work was exhibited by students from all the Visual Arts categories including Fine Art, CTEC Art and Design, Graphic Design, Product Design, Photography and Textiles. The exhibition is the culmination of students work and is open to the public free of charge from Thursday 27th June –Sunday 7th July.

Highlights of this year’s show included a catwalk fashion show featuring and modelled by students studying Textiles at the College and was greeted with a standing ovation and much cheers and applause.

Art Prizes for outstanding work and achievement were presented by Principal of Woking College, Brett Freeman and Jan Rubin from Mayford Arts Society

Award for Best in Show went to Grace Burns for her outstanding portrait work. Grace’s talent has already been spotted and her work is currently on   display in the prestigious Mall galleries in London. Grace is going on to study at The University of the Creative Arts in Farnham.

Other Awards went to Luisa Mule for Textiles. Emily Valetta for Photography, Rachel Bents for Fine Art, Rosie Flaherty for Graphics, Sophie King for Product Design and Naomi Edge for CTEC Art and Design.

Emma Hobbs Head of Art and Design commented

Our student’s engagement with their subject, hard work and determination to succeed is clearly evident is the outstanding work they have produced. Huge thanks to both the students themselves and to my team for all of their hard work throughout the year and in making this year’s exhibition so successful. I am exceptionally proud of the effort and achievement of our students It has been a joy to watch them develop as accomplished young artists and designers.


All Photos by Anthony Gurr