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Wolverhampton's West Park snapped from the skies in picture to feature at city's art gallery

By Annabal Bagdi | Wolverhampton | Attractions | Published:

It's a beautiful green oasis stretching across 17 hectares of the city for all to enjoy.

This bird’s eye view of West Park in Wolverhampton was captured by a drone operated by photography student Nik Andrews

Now this stunning shot of Wolverhampton's West Park, snapped from the skies, is set to feature at the city's art gallery.

The drone footage was shot by Nik Andrews as part of his HND Photography course with the City of Wolverhampton College.

His incredible snap is just one of many which will take over the walls of Wolverhampton Art Gallery next month.

Oxley resident Mr Andrews said: "I've lived in Wolverhampton pretty much all my life and I go there quite regularly.

"It's like an oasis in the middle of the city. It's a beautiful part of the city and the council really looks after it, in this day and age where services are getting cutbacks.

"It's a lovely place for families to go. This is from an angle that most people don't get to see and it covers most of the park."

The shot, taken last October, captures the beauty of the immense Victorian green space, as well as its lake and children's play area.

Mr Andrews, who runs Andrews Creative with wife-of-12-years Helen, said the pair are both in their final year of the college course and plan to study photography at the University of Wolverhampton later this year.

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Photographs shot by the 53-year-old's fellow students will feature in the course's end of year show at the Lichfield Street gallery from June 19.

Work from more than 60 art, design and photography students from the college will take part in the exhibition.

They will display creations including fine art, sculpture, photography, digital print, textiles, fashion, painting and ceramics.

Mr Andrews, who is a DJ, said: "I like capturing the moment and documenting how things are now for the future."

Annabal Bagdi

By Annabal Bagdi
@AnnabalB_Star

Senior reporter based at head office in Wolverhampton. Get in touch on 01902 319 229 or at annabal.bagdi@expressandstar.co.uk

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