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Art Students to work with Top Contemporary Artist

A Level Art students from NPTC Group of Colleges are thrilled to be collaborating with top British artist - Claire Mahlouf Cater - as part of the Turner Prize winner Elizabeth Price’s exhibition - In a dream you saw a way to survive and you were full of joy.

The exhibition by Elizabeth Price, winner of the 2012 Turner Prize, is the latest in a series of Hayward Touring exhibitions curated by an artist and features works by over forty artists. 


The Fine Art, Graphic Communication, and 3D Design students from Neath College were chosen for the collaboration after a tough selection process as part of the Raising the Bar programme.


Raising the Bar is an arts education programme that offers additional opportunities to gifted and talented AS and A Level Art and Design students, to develop their creative practice and knowledge of the visual and applied arts. 


The students will now work with top contemporary artist Claire Mahlouf Cater on a performance art piece unveiled at the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery in Swansea next month with the students performing live every Saturday from May 21st until the end of August.


In a dream you saw a way to survive and you were full of joy is staged as 'an austere melodrama' exploring the psychological and formal power of the horizontal. The installation is designed to create an immersive experience for visitors, and includes sculptures, drawings, photographs, film and videos.

Alex Herriot, Head of School for Creative Visual and Performing Arts, was delighted that the students were selected for this exhibition and said:

”This is an excellent opportunity for the students to gain real life experience working within the arts. Working on live projects and high profile exhibitions like this not only is excellent for their CVs and portfolios for university but also gives further opportunities to learn and gain insight from top award-winning artists. We can’t wait to see what they do!”


A Level students:


William Collyer:           A Level Fine Art & Graphic Communication

Beth Curtis:                 A Level Fine Art & Graphic Communication

Kiera Allan:                  A Level Graphic Communication & 3D Design

April Philips:                A Level Fine Art