Creative students at Stockton Riverside College have a skill for capturing the heart of Teesside in their work.
Today their artwork has gone on show at the opening of Cleveland Police’s brand new Community Safety Hub.
The budding artists were tasked with creating a photographic collage for the centre in Hemlington.
Visiting the College to see the Art and Design students at work earlier this year, Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Barry Coppinger, said: “I’m passionate about making the Community Safety Hub a pleasant and invigorating space for people to work, so officers, staff and partners feel they can provide the best possible service for the people of Cleveland.
“I’m delighted to have students from Stockton Riverside College working on this exciting project. I’m confident they will be able to capture the essence of what makes Cleveland a great place to live, work and visit and I look forward to seeing what they create.”
The students’ photographs were brought together into one stunning collage by graphic design apprentice Bethany O’Donnell. The final piece is now being showcased in The Cleveland Room at the new police headquarters.
Nicola Rowling, Art and Design lecturer and the College’s programme area leader for creative industries, said: “This was a fantastic opportunity for our students to improve their photography and editing skills and demonstrate their creativity by producing original images from a wide range of areas across the region, showcasing the diversity of Teesside from landscapes to landmarks and everything in between.
“This is the type of project that as artists they may go on to work on in the industry. It is great for them to see how the process works and to be involved at this early stage in their careers.
“Our students’ work will remain here as part of Teesside’s history for years to come, so we are excited to see the finished product in place.”