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Sandwell College collaboration is a work of art

By Dayna Farrington | West Bromwich | Sandwell entertainment | Published:

Talented students have been creating artwork to celebrate the best of West Bromwich.

Sandwell College Art & Design students and lecturer Donna Berry show off the winning artwork

Sandwell College has partnered up with Queens Square Shopping Centre to create the art competition for its students.

Five teams of level three second year learners competed to produce the visual celebration of what has been and what is outstanding about West Bromwich.

Queens Square then asked the public to vote for their three favourite ones, which are now on display at the shopping centre.

The winners of the competition were Nicoletta Rugina, Elle Costin, Ellie Kindley and Shaani Wilding. Their artwork featured Hollywood film actress Madeline Carroll, Titanic cello player John Wesley Woodward and Thin Lizzy musician Phil Lynott.

Other artwork featured imposing buildings and architectural features of the town, including Sandwell College's Central Campus and the former West Bromwich Building Society head office; and the iconic Three Degrees.

Donna Barry, Sandwell College's art and design lecturer, said: "Our community arts projects enable students to create their own individual innovative proposals for the benefit of all, while applying and developing their professional practice.”

West Bromwich town centre manager, Lisa Hill, added: "The BID team welcomes all of the photography work in Queens Square Shopping Centre. Sandwell College have some very talented students and we wish them luck in their careers for the future. We will continue working together with Sandwell College.”

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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