Art Show Poster Competition

Graphics students at The Sixth Form College, Solihull were commended for their efforts on a live brief project this week.

The Year 12 students on the A level Graphics course were given four weeks to design the official poster for the College’s annual Visual Arts Exhibition. The project gave them the opportunity to see what it is like to work for a real client, who sets them a brief and asks them to design according to that brief.

Ikhlas Yusuf was declared the winner with her eye-catching design of the Art & Design School building at College. Meanwhile Haroon Nasir was runner-up with his photography-inspired poster. Ikhlas’ winning poster will now be screen printed and displayed around College to advertise the exhibition in June.

Visual Arts Curriculum Leader Zoe Maksymiw commented:

“We have been giving Graphics students this brief for a number of years now, but this year’s designs were the best we have had yet. It made it really difficult to pick a winner, but in the end we felt that Ikhlas’ poster best represented the Visual Arts department and the annual exhibition, which showcases the work of all our Visual Arts students.”

The Visual Arts Exhibition takes place from 19 – 22 June, with a private viewing for artists, friends and family, plus some specially invited guests, taking place on the opening night. Member of the public can also view the exhibition (by pre-arrangement only). The work from all four Visual Arts courses will be featured, including A level Fine Art, Graphics and Photography and the BTEC Art & Design course.

5 April 2019