Budding artists enjoy the spotlight at Wisbech cinema

College of West Anglia. Level 3 Art and design, exhibition at the Light cinema. Level 3 Art and desi

College of West Anglia. Level 3 Art and design, exhibition at the Light cinema. Level 3 Art and design students. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

A Wisbech cinema is shining a light on work created by the area’s young artists with a special exhibition this week.

Chloe Andrews with her two paintings inspired by The Kite Runner.

Chloe Andrews with her two paintings inspired by The Kite Runner. - Credit: Archant

Art & Design students from the College of West Anglia Isle campus are exhibiting their work at The Light Cinema on New Bridge Lane.

Titled ‘Story Time’, the exhibition of work is based on books, film and folklore as part of their inspiring creative futures project.

Each student researched and developed ideas in response to a chosen book, film, story, folklore or nursery rhyme and the results are intriguing and diverse.

Inspirations include Alice in Wonderland, Lord of the Rings, War Horse, Kite Runner, My Friend Totoro, The Grim Reaper, and Humpty Dumpty which have been transposed into a rich tapestry of sculpture, ceramics, painting and mixed media.

College of West Anglia. Level 3 Art and design, exhibition at the Light cinema.Ana Silva with her pa

College of West Anglia. Level 3 Art and design, exhibition at the Light cinema.Ana Silva with her painting of Johnny Depp. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant


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Marketing Coordinator for The Light, Emma McGuire said “We love to get involved with the local community and giving the students an opportunity to showcase their work, is also a great way to give our customers a more local and personal experience”.

One of the young artists is Chloe Andrews, 19 from Wisbech whose two paintings are based on the novel ‘The Kite Runner’ by Khaled Hosseini. Speaking at the exhibition opening, she said: “I studied The Kite Runner for A-Level English and wanted to illustrate the story in a style inspired by the artist John Keane.”

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The exhibition is open for public viewing lunchtimes till late, until Monday (March 9) on the 1st floor gallery Café Lounge.

The exhibition will then move to the Wisbech Museum for display from March 12 to 23.

College of West Anglia. Level 3 Art and design, exhibition at the Light cinema. Wiktor Leszczynski w

College of West Anglia. Level 3 Art and design, exhibition at the Light cinema. Wiktor Leszczynski with his Grim Reaper. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

College of West Anglia. Level 3 Art and design, exhibition at the Light cinema. Left: Kirsty Jauncey

College of West Anglia. Level 3 Art and design, exhibition at the Light cinema. Left: Kirsty Jauncey, Dancing Duo and Charlie Swain's Alice in Wonderland. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

College of West Anglia. Level 3 Art and design, exhibition at the Light cinema. Jodie Searle with My

College of West Anglia. Level 3 Art and design, exhibition at the Light cinema. Jodie Searle with My Neighbour Totoro.Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

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