Grangemouth student Iain stays focused on his art for college show

Art student Iain Spowart
Art student Iain Spowart
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A local art student kept the focus firmly on photography to see what would develop for his latest exhibit.

Iain Spowart (46) jumped at the chance to showcase his unique approach to photography at Forth Valley College’s annual creative industries degree and diploma show earlier this month.

The show, which was held at the college’s Stirling campus for the first time, featured a wide variety of visually exciting exhibits created by talented students like Iain.

He said: “My main interest has always been photography, however, since starting my course I’ve developed a real passion for taking things one step further and coming up with pieces which are more than just a photo.”

The second year HND art and design student’s exhibit featured a wide range of media, including art, design, sculpture, installation and video.

Iain added: “The course I’m studying offers flexibility and the briefs aren’t rigid, therefore I’m able to carry out projects in a way that interests me while still completing the tasks set.

“Once I complete the course I’m hoping to progress to the BA art and design course at the college or find employment as an artist.”

The free event was open to the public and was the first time the degree and diploma show formed part of the Forth Valley Open Studios project.

Cathy Sneddon, head of the college’s creative industries department, said: “Our learners have produced some really interesting work and those attending the event have been very impressed with the standard and variety of the exhibits on show.

“Our new campus is a wonderful venue for an exhibition, with bright open spaces and a stunning backdrop.”