Chesterfield College’s students form The Young Contemporaries in first professional exhibition

Twenty five Chesterfield College students from across the academic and creative studies courses have come together to form The Young Contemporaries 2017. The group are setting up their first professional exhibition and creative event at West Studios, as part of this year’s Derbyshire Open Arts.

They will be taking over the gallery’s three ground floor exhibition rooms to showcase work they have created both for their courses and the project. Working with Chesterfield College tutor, Luke Chapman, the group have been learning curating techniques and the essential skills needed to present their work within a professional environment.

West Studios Coordinator, Hannah Bowdler said “This is the first time we have run a project like this with the students; it has been great to see the members of the group take such control on what they what to be exhibited and how.”

The exhibition is open to the public on Saturday 27 to Monday 29 May, Wednesday 31 May to Saturday 3 June, 10am-4pm.

More information about the Young Contemporaries can be found on the West Studios and Derbyshire Open Arts websites:

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