Students at Southport College’s School of Art and Design are reaping the rewards of their hard work through a series of exhibitions and published works.

Alison Barker from the College’s Art Foundation Course, a course designed to bridge the gap between Art A-Level and University, has had two paintings selected for exhibition and sale at the Liverpool Art Fair. Alison is no stranger to exhibiting and selling her work and is taking part in the College’s Dragon’s Den event in the hope of securing further backing to assist her sales.

Sam Ball, a student on the College’s Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design had her work selected for publication by Uppercase Magazine, a specialist magazine for the creative industry. Sam’s published printmaking work took full advantage of the outstanding facilities at Southport College to meet the publication criteria.

Photography students, inspired by the work of renowned photographer Paul Kenny, gathered coastal ephemera exploring our coastline to create new works as part of The Footprints Project, an activity funded by Sefton Coast Partnerships in conjunction with The Atkinson and delivered by Emma Bush from Create The Change.

This work will be exhibited at The Atkinson from the 11th May to 24th July in the Sefton Voices Gallery.

Creative Media production students are showcasing a screening of Music Videos & Animations in the Atkinson Theatre on the 3rd June. The Animations were produced after the students received a brief from London based artists Close & Remote who secured a commission from The Atkinson to explore their archives and engage local communities such as Age Concern, local schools and colleges.

Stephen Rogers, Head of Department for Design, Business and Technology at Southport College said “We are extremely proud of our students’ achievements. With the support from our teaching staff and their unrivalled local and global connections we aim to provide students who study at Southport College’s School of Media and the Arts with as many opportunities to exhibit their work as possible. To have succeeded on such as scale is a magnificent achievement by all involved.”

Students who are considering a change of school or college or have yet to submit an application can still apply to Southport College and join in September. For further details visit or email

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