Our students’ photos featured in city centre walkway

Work by photography students at Bilborough College is set to be viewed by thousands of people when it is exhibited outdoors in Nottingham city centre.

View the gallery on the Nottingham Post website

Former students had images linked to Nottingham exhibited in the light boxes earlier in the year and now current students have been asked by Nottingham City Council to submit photos to be displayed between December 28th and January 4th.

Trevor Melton, Head of Photography at Bilborough College, said this was a fantastic opportunity for students to have their work seen by millions of people.

He said: “The first set of images we sent over were linked to Nottingham and were taken by former students but now the current students can submit any images they have used as part of their coursework.

“The footfall in the area where the lightboxes are will be quite considerable, especially at that time of year, so it’s a great opportunity for our students to have their work seen by potentially thousands of people.”

Student Josephine MacEanruig, 17, said she was thrilled to have her work publicly exhibited.

She said: “I have never had my own work publicly shown before, only at college events. I think it is a great opportunity and feel greatly privileged to be part of this experience, I feel very lucky to have this chance and think it is a really positive idea to get students involved.

“I will choose my abstract photos as my images are usually quite abstract and I think it is my strongest work. I will be going to see them and I’m really excited.”

Richard Wellings, Senior Public Transport Officer at Nottingham City Council, said the display was a great platform for students to show their work.

He said: “Drawing on its connections with Nottingham-based artists, schools, cultural collections, and transport users, the Tunnel Vision project presents images which emerge from, or focus on, our city – its histories, futures, citizens and the rich cultural heritage Nottingham provides.

“The digital art gallery located at Broadmarsh Bus Station now provides a platform for the next generation of artists at institutions like Bilborough College to exhibit their work whilst providing an improved environment for transport users and pedestrians.

“We are proud of our young creative talent and Tunnel Vision is the best place to experience the work of the next Grayson Perry, Jeremy Deller or Tracy Emin in Nottingham. We look forward to exhibiting more work from the students of Bilborough.”

Mr Wellings said that six million pedestrians a year walked through the bus station, with three to four million bus passengers using it each year.