Pop up exhibition comes Out of the Blue


“This will not re-occur” was an all too brief but altogether visually and conceptually rich experience of new works from recently graduated #CAPetcAlumni Donna Lauder, Georgia Sparkes, Daniel Twist, (2015) Kaitlyn Walker-Stewart and Joshua Waterson. (2014)


Despite being located in the rehearsal studio of the Out of the Blue Drill Hall in leith the artists had little opportunity before the 3pm deadline to test their ideas and assess how the works cohabited in the space. A difficult problem given the range of work on show which included sculptural intervention, drawing, painting, video and 2 simultaneous live performances but it was a problem ably overcome.

Since graduating from Edinburgh College the group have moved on to art schools across the UK, Central Saint Martins, Glasgow School of Art, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design and Northumbria University.

LOCAL: Exhibition launch event video.

Video produced by the Edinburgh College Granton Learning Resources Video Production Unit.

Thanks to David McLachlan & Mike Chalmers


More than just a Degree of success:

Contemporary Art Practice students inundated with offers:

At the time of publication the 2009 UCAS stats for HND Contemporary Art Practice Year 2 candidates at Edinburgh’s Telford College are as follows:

  • 100% received 1 or more HE Degree offer.
  • 78% received 2 or more HE Degree offers.
  • 33% received 3 or more HE Degree offers.
  • 90% received offers @ SCQF Level 9 (equivalent to entry level 3 in Scotland)
  • 67% received offers @ SCQF Level 8 (equivalent to entry level 2 in Scotland)

Every year thousands of Art & Design students from hundreds of schools and FE colleges throughout the country apply for Fine Art and Design degree courses in the UK. Competitions for places is extremely high; Edinburgh College of Art for example receives more applications than Oxford and Cambridge. Successfully gaining a place on these courses is a significant achievement for any applicant.

Although such achievements are predominantly down to the hard work, dedication and creative output of the applicants themselves there can be no doubt that the influence of a highly creative, well resourced and supportive art dept along with the input of highly qualified and professional artists / lecturers can have a significant and lasting influence on the future success of students whether they choose to go on to Higher Education or directly into the Creative Industries.

The HND in Contemporary Art Practice at Edinburgh’s Telford College has a growing reputation as one of the most successful courses in the country. Our progression rates continue to be amongst the highest in the FE sector.

This year places have been offered on the following courses:

Edinburgh College of Art:

  • BA(hons) Intermedia
  • BA(hons) Painting
  • BA(hons) Sculpture

Glasgow School of Art:

  • BA(hons) Sculpture and Environmental Art

University of Cumbria:

  • BA(hons) Fine Art

University of Newcastle:

  • BA(hons) Fine Art

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