GB MET students collaborate in exhibition at Luna and the Lane

Students from further and higher education courses at Greater Brighton Metropolitan College are collaborating with Sally Gallis of Luna and the Lane, Worthing, to produce an exhibition.

Students from Level 3 Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism are working alongside graduating students from BA (Hons) Fine Art to exhibit work at Luna and the Lane in Worthing.

Luna and the Lane Creative Director Sally Gallis, alongside Travel and Tourism Programme Lead Vanessa Jackson, chose two Level 3 Travel and Tourism students to organise the exhibition as part of their work experience. Sally said, “With my background in teaching, I knew the importance of giving young people the opportunity to use their skills and gain knowledge and understanding of the world around them, and so jumped at the chance. 

"We selected two students, Imogen and Grace, to join us to host an exhibition at Luna And The Lane, our studio in Broadwater. The exhibition will showcase the talents of three fine art students from the West Durrington Campus. Imogen and Grace have been tasked with planning and executing the event; working alongside myself and my husband, Darren, they will proactively manage and coordinate all the elements needed to bring the event to its fruition.” 

Imogen, one of Level 3 Travel and Tourism students said, “I was eager to get involved as this was not only an opportunity to gain a particular insight into my possible future line of creative work, it was an opportunity to obtain experience and skills I would otherwise not be available to. I appreciate this is a once in a lifetime moment for me, and occurrences like this are sparse nowadays, so why not challenge myself a little. 

"When I found out I had been elected along with Grace I was so proud of both of us. Knowing that Sally thought I was capable of managing this was very fulfilling. I think students should have some faith and put themselves out there! There are few moments like this for those in education and at least you will be content to say you tried, which I think everyone owes to themselves.”

Grace said, “When my class was offered this opportunity to take part in this exhibition I knew that it would be so beneficial for me to learn about the marketing industry and I knew I would really enjoy it! This experience is something which is rare to be involved in so I'm very grateful I was chosen to help Sally.

"It's honestly a brilliant opportunity to help and learn with Sally, I'm really looking forward to the outcome of what we have created. I hope to work with her again as she is going to be holding other work experiences in the future. This is a chance in a lifetime opportunity to gain this sort of experience and it is brilliant for your CV to present to future employers.”

Art student, Rachel, said “It’s been a horrible year with lockdown, with art galleries, shops, schools and colleges closed, meaning there has been very little opportunities to show our artwork.  After all my hard work, this is a wonderful opportunity to show people what I have been making for my final degree show.”

Georgina, another of the exhibiting students, added: “It was an honour to be chosen and it was so unexpected. I was delighted, and being able to exhibit is what we as fine art students are all aiming for.”

The work will be on display on Friday 25 June 5.30-7.30pm at Luna and the Lane, 80 Broadwater Street, West Worthing, BN14 9DE. This event will run on an open door policy and there is no need to pre-book.

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