Life is a blank canvas. And finding both a creative voice and the freedom to express yourself play a huge part of the Xaverian student experience.
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Every Xaverian student is encouraged through enrichment to expand their artistic ambitions.
While Art students can experiment across a wide array of media and formats, using some of the region’s best creative facilities and resources, to find their calling.
Let’s take a look at some of the ways Xaverian helps students design a rosy future.
Students can now explore Fine Art, Graphics, Photography and Textiles with new and dedicated spaces in Ward Hall.
In this beautiful facility you’ll also find a darkroom for developing photos, printer room with specialist equipment supporting artistic reproduction, kiln room for sculptures and pottery, and a cine room for showing off your latest filmmaking creations.
Students are invited to proudly display their work in Xaverian’s magnificent foyers which double up as wonderful exhibition spaces.
Our converted stable can also be transformed into a dynamic and inspiring installation and gallery space. And local galleries regularly show work of our students.
Xaverian welcomes artists on campus to share their experiences. In recent years prolific creators including Jamil Keating, Sophie Mason and Bella Leonard have joined us to deliver workshops on resin casting, performance and conceptual art, and sculptural textiles.
Xaverian organises regular trips near and far to keep you artistically motivated. We’ve been to Berlin, Barcelona – even New York.
Beyond Xaverian, Art students have gone on to amazing things. Many have won competitions while studying here and taken advantage of close links with galleries and museums to exhibit their work.
Xaverian students regularly collaborate with professional artists on inspiring multimedia projects.
Student members of the Creative Consultants group at Manchester City Art Gallery get to create work and curate an exhibition with fellow artists.
Xaverian’s Rosie Sevink-Johnson won the chance to have paintings shown at the London Royal Academy’s A Level exhibition. Others including fashion students had their work shown at Manchester Art Gallery where their eye-catching designs were professionally modelled on the catwalk.
You’re never far from inspiration. The Whitworth Art Gallery – which also features an incredible cafe – hosts regular exhibitions spanning all media and genres. It’s not only a great place to seek ideas and creative impetus – Xaverian students are regularly invited to present work.
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