Over 50 brand new works of art will be on display in central Cambridge over the coming weeks, thanks to a competition organised by marketing company .
YTKO's Rolling Art Display
YTKO posed students from Hills Road 6th Form College an interesting challenge: to create a piece of art on the subject of 'Communication' for their Lent Term project. 'The results are stunning,' says YTKO's co-ordinator of the competition, Delphine Polak. 'We knew the theme of communication would encourage the students to show off their skills - not only is it our business, but it is crucial to virtually every aspect of all of our lives. This allowed the students the opportunity to express themselves using any technique they saw fit.'
The students set to work with vigour - indeed, many of them chose to forfeit part of their Easter holiday to put in the finishing touches - and submitted work in a large variety of forms, including screenprinting, photography, digital imaging, sculpture and etching. Ted Coney, Head of Art at Hills Road 6th Form College, says: 'We have always encouraged commissions, as the students - most of whom are in the Lower 6th and are 16 and 17 years old - seem to blossom when pushed into new areas. They have been asked to consider what it takes to work in a real, commercial situation, by taking into account subject matter, deadlines, resources and available space. I have been very impressed by the students' enthusiasm and the brilliant skills they've shown.'
Overwhelmed by the quality of art created by the students, YTKO will display the work for the next two months in the window of its offices - a former art gallery in Portugal Place - refreshing the display with a new selection every Friday afternoon.
All of the pieces will then be judged by a panel of experts, including Christopher Witchall, the Manager of Heffers Art and Graphic Shop, who stepped forward to sponsor the exhibition by offering vouchers worth 200 and 150 to the two artists whose work is adjudged the best.
Other judges invited to scrutinise the work include Cllr. Peter Cowell (Mayor of Cambridge), local artists Rose Rands and James Hill, a representative from Cambridge Contemporary Art Gallery, and YTKO Chairman Peter White. Judging takes place in YTKO's newly appointed conference facility on May 19th, after which the two winning works of art will remain on display in YTKO's window.
YTKO proudly delivers the Growth Coaching service as part of Growth Works, a transformational programme with a mission to create over 5000 new jobs, 1400 new apprenticeships and generate significant inward investment in Cambridgeshire & Peterborough over the next three years.
YTKO Group has worked for over 40 years to support the creation and growth of businesses, increasing revenues and ultimately contributing to economic prosperity. Through funded/sponsored programmes, we provide a range of services, spanning start-up, scale-up, finance and female entrepreneurship. We provide grant, loan and financial management services and deliver tailored training and mentoring programmes for specific client groups, together with creating peer to peer networking communities.