Students are on a creative high... street

Louis Ross
Louis Ross
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Curious pedestrians on Kirkcaldy High Street were given a rare opportunity to come face-to-face with original art this week.

The Creatives 2014 show, normally held at Fife College’s atrium space, became an overnight ‘pop-up shop’ opposite Marks and Spencers.

Packed with art, design , animation and bespoke furniture, the amazing week-long exhibition created a real buzz in town.

A spokesman from the college said: “We were offered the space and because there were so many different things going on at the atrium it seemed like really good oportunity.

“It’s worked really well - the students pulled it together in literally 24 hours!”

The show - which ends at 5.00 p.m. today (Thursday) - represents one of a series of end-of-term exhibition events at the college.

Last week, fashion students produced a catwalk show at the St Brycedale campus to a packed audience of students, family and friends.

Over 75 students were involved, many of whom are progressing on to university to further their careers in the fashion industry.

Dougie McMillan, head of department for creative industries, is delighted with the response from members of the public, many of whom grabbed the chance to purchase beautiful pieces of artwork from the shows at very reasonable prices.

Dougie added: “Our fashion show and creative exhibitions have been a great success providing fantastic opportunities for our students to exhibit their work and hear feedback from the public.

“The standard of work this year from our students has been outstanding which is all down to their own hard work and the support they receive from our great team of staff.”

The event represented a double success for Louis Ross (21) from Glenrothes.

Not only did he complete a BA visual communication and digital publishing course, he also found out he had secured a job as a graphic designer with a lighting firm in Ladybank.

“I have three pieces of work on display – two were college projects and include an App promoting Secret Places in Edinburgh, and a website to inspire other creative people, “ he said.

“The final one was a real project from an external company which makes liqueurs – I was part of a student design company which designed the labels and branding such as business cards and letterheads for the company.

“I am delighted to be showcasing my work at this show - securing a job on the same day as we launched is the icing on the cake for me.”