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30 September 2011

Cardiff and Vale College Students to showcase work at WorldSkills

Cardiff and Vale College photography students have been selected to showcase their work at WorldSkills London 2011, the world’s largest international skills competition which takes place next week.

The exhibit ‘Communication or Miscommunication? You the viewer must decide’ was chosen from almost 200 applications from all over the United Kingdom, and will be showcased in the Art category at the event in London from 5th - 8th October.

The students taking part are in their second year studying the BTEC Extended Diploma in Photography. They were split into two groups to make separate images concerned with the miscommunication of ideas through imagery. Their tutor, Adam Williams said “The aim was to highlight the importance of communication via the image in contemporary society. The idea stems from the work of artists like Banksy and organisations like adbusters as well as current advertising trends.”

Head of Creative and Digital Technologies at the College, Simon Bracken, said “This is a fantastic opportunity for our Photography students to exhibit their photographic skills and artistic ideas at an international event in London. We are very proud of the ideas and concepts they have chosen, and are delighted that they are representing Cardiff and Vale College is such a positive and thought-provoking way.”

WorldSkills London 2011 will see over 1,000 young competitors from across the globe compete to be the best of the best in their chosen skill, with a total of 46 skill areas represented.  The event is expected to attract 150,000 visitors from around the world making it one of the biggest events ever held at ExCeL London.

Visitors will also have the unique opportunity to ‘Have a Go’ at a wide range of skills and uncover their hidden talents or even a new career. Taking place in a different country every two years, this is the first time the Competition has come to the UK in two decades.