The Thirty One Exhibition opening night on Thursday 17 December at the OKLA Gallery was the highlight of the year for the graduating Bachelor students. A wonderful evening was had by all, filled with good cheer and celebration.
After much dedication and hard work throughout the year, it is so rewarding to finally see their finished images on display. The diversity of work was a testament to the focus of the students in exploring their own creative paths as they focussed on their chosen specialisations - Photojournalism, Art and Commercial photography.
Emily Tucci, one of the exhibiting students, agreed saying "It’s been a really good experience being able to collaborate as an entire group on this project. Usually group exhibitions are much smaller so having 30 photographers involved has been really different and a lot of fun to have everyone all together mixing the specialisations."
We also had the opportunity to chat to Jordan Madge and Piers Fitton about their work and experiences this year.
"It's amazing to be finished the Bachelor course and to have been part of this exhibition. For me it wasn’t just about photography in terms of learning, there were a lot of other different steps along the way. There’s personal growth and friendships and its the way you think as well because its not necessarily just taking photos, its the way you look at everything in life now." - Jordan Madge
Piers Fitton - "This year I did something that I really wanted to do, it wasn't just part of an assignment, it was my own path to explore and build my creative ideas further. I'm really happy because I have accomplished what I set out do."
"Studying at PSC has been the best 3 years of my life and the friendships I’ve made are friends for life. The last three weeks without PSC have actually been so boring and I miss it so much every day ... but it is an amazing feeling to be finished and i’m really excited about what the future holds." - Laura Scholfield
If you missed the exhibition at OKLA Gallery @The Compound Interest then you can still see the work on show here at the PSC End of Year Exhibition and pick up a copy of the exhibition catalogue. The exhibition is open Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm from 4 January at PSC, 65 City Road, Southbank.
Congratulations to all of the students involved and also to the staff and teachers that have supported them on their journey.