In early July of this year, the much-mooted transfer of the Design courses from our centre-of-town location to the main campus finally became a reality. The photographs above show the current state of play in our new space in the old Engineering block of the college, which is due to be complete by the end of this month.
The premises will house seven studios, a photography studio and darkroom, an image making studio, a printmaking studio and the majority of the technicians and staff offices. Two major parts of the courses - the computer lab and the Digital Media studio will be housed across the street in the brand spanking new Engineering building, which is due to be completed around the same time.
Six of the new studios will feature 3 moveable walls/partitions, which will open out to three large semi-divided cubes to house the end of year exhibitions. We'll post more photographs of the work in progress in the coming weeks, and especially in the run up to the start of the new academic year so that our returning student body can see what they're getting into!
I think we'd also like to keep that little digger in situ (see pic 5) - Sheila could cast it, we could make multiples of it and park them in unusual locations, use it to run into town to get photographs developed... the list of it's uses are endless!