Huish Visual Art Student
This month saw the return of Taunton Live for its 4th consecutive year, with Students from Richard Huish College exhibiting and working in collaboration with the festival. The annual event showcases local artistic talents, with a variety of different performances and exhibitions running throughout July.
Big Saturday, one of the final celebrations of the festival, saw exhibitors and performers all gathering in Goodland Gardens. This included students studying Visual Arts at Huish who hosted a selection of different activities.
The activities aimed to encourage the public to participate, with people of all ages joining in. One activity in particular saw the students working in collaboration with the festival itself. The Instagram Hashtag Project encouraged online discussion, inspiring individuals to show Taunton Live through their eyes with visitors taking photographs of the event and sharing them via Instagram.
Other activities included Huish Art students reinterpreting the work of artist Piet Mondrian, creating a 3D visualisation of some of his most famous work, with a successful outcome that took 7 hours to complete!
Close by, Graphic Design students demonstrated the processes of stencil print, an activity that drew in people of all ages. Here the public could get involved adding their own special touches to The Tree With Character, a fun but messy activity that concluded with a large piece of art that continued to grow throughout the day.
The event was a great opportunity to showcase the talents of the Huish students, as well as encouraging the public to express themselves through the medium of art.