On Tuesday 23 May our Level 3 Games Art students ran a successful exhibition in our HE Centre. They exhibited their creative work to friends and family, receiving valuable feedback as part of their final year.
Games tutor Adam Cain was really happy with the exhibition, and the work that was produced:
“I am really proud of all our students and their hard work to make the Confetti Creatives exhibition a success. We had a broad range of digital and traditional artwork that shows how versatile and talented Confetti Games Art students are. During the show we had industry connections and local companies visit and they were unanimous in their praise of the students. I’m now looking forward to seeing what our students can do for Confetti Celebrate – an exhibition to celebrate the amazing work of our FE students over this academic year.”
The National Videogame Arcade’s Education Manager Rachel Barrett was invited to view our students work before selecting her favourites to be featured within the NVA over the summer. After assessing the work of each student, Rachel chose eight highly creative collections.
Let’s see who’s been chosen and why…
“These pieces were very eye-catching; they had a hand painted quality with lots of texture that I really liked. Strong artist identity, and very professional finish.”
“I was really drawn to how the images captured movement. They have a dream-like quality; you feel like they are going to jump into action at any moment. They were also another excellent example of effectively using lots of black, which I find so difficult!”
“Very professional and slick finished products with a strong artist identity. There were strong personalities coming through in the character designs. As an aside, I really appreciated seeing a wider variety of female personalities.”
Andrew Melfi (Left)
“He captured light very well. It’s difficult to use lots of black without it stealing focus from the rest of the piece, but he used it beautifully to add depth and atmosphere without losing any definition.”
Lewis Harrison (Right)
“Very fun and well-done pieces, I like the colour palettes. They were strong and varied stand-alone pieces, but there was a clear style and identity that linked them all together. I think that it would be easy to identify a Lewis Harrison a mile off.”
“I was very impressed with the variety of styles she presented. The use of shade and light in her nature inspired work was beautiful and textured and looked like a painting. The minimalist work was so different but just as impressive and showed real versatility.”
“Another example of great artist versatility. Clean and bold images, alongside more romantic images. The picture of the girl’s face was very striking and I liked the mix of soft textures with bold crisp lines.”
“His style stood out to me; it was a bit different and I like the fact that it looks like it was done by hand. You could see the drawing process that can sometimes get lost in digital art. All of his work was really atmospheric and I felt like I was getting a sense of who the artist was.”
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Congratulations to not only our students who’ve been selected to feature in the NVA, but to all our Games Art students who highly impressed friends, family and people from within the industry.