29 April 2021 

The talents of creative students from Fife College are being showcased at Dunfermline’s Fire Station Creative, which reopened this week.

Visitors to the gallery will be able to see work from around 60 Fife College students who are studying HNDs on Photography, Jewellery and Fashion Design and Production with Retail programmes.

There will also be a selection of work by Creative Enterprise degree students on display at the exhibition which opened this Thursday (29 April).

Highlighting the challenges of creating work during the COVID crisis, the ‘Overcoming COVID’ exhibition sees photography and jewellery items showcased alongside mood boards, source books and fashion designs, all of which celebrate the entire design process as well as the final product.

Stephen Watson, who is studying HND Fashion Design and Production with Retail, is one of the students who has work on display at the exhibition.

Stephen, from Inverkeithing, said: “The past year has been hard as a student, but it gave me time for personal growth.

"I have used some of my work as an outlet for my feelings. I look forward to seeing how other creatives have channelled their emotions into their work.”

Sarah Halliwell, Academic Head of Creative Industries at Fife College, said:

“We are delighted to celebrate our students’ success in overcoming the challenges throughout the COVID crisis to create work which can now be enjoyed by the public.

“We really value our external partners, like Fire Station Creative, who help us add not only academic value but also commercial and employment opportunities for our students.”

The Fire Station Creative art gallery in Dunfermline reopened on Wednesday 28 April with the Fife College ‘Overcoming Covid’ exhibition running from Thursday 29 April to Sunday 30 May.

Entry to the exhibition is free and there is no requirement to book in advance. However, face masks must be worn, and one metre social distancing observed.

For more information about creative courses available at Fife College, visit our course pages.