Eastleigh Students meet cult film artist

Guy Sherwin

'Man with Mirror' Guy Sherwin (centre) meets Eastleigh Arts students

Eastleigh College’s Visual & Creative Arts department was host to Britain’s pre-eminent film artist, Guy Sherwin, last week as he came to deliver a lecture and 16mm camera-less film workshop.

The students, all from the Pre-Degree Foundation Diploma course, were fortunate to have the opportunity to spend the day with Guy learning about 16mm film and the different materials used. Student Chole Atkins said:

“It’s been great to have had the opportunity to meet an artist such as Guy. I have never used 16mm film before so for me it was a very interesting learning experience, and it was great that the College could arrange this.”

The workshop ties in with the current Tacita Dean exhibition at the Tate Modern based on 35mm film. The students spent the day learning more about this form of media and also created their own short films. Guy has recently been doing similar workshops in Rotterdam and was keen to work with the students, commenting:

“The students have been very enthusiastic and enjoyable to work with. For most this is their first taste of non-digital film and it’s been interesting to watch the films they made today.”

Dr Sebastiane Hegarty, course manager for the Pre-Degree Foundation Diploma in Art, Design & Media, said:

“It’s been great to have an international artist visit the College and it was exciting for the students to have the opportunity to really engage with Guy and his work.”

For more information on the range of Art, Design and Media courses on offer at Eastleigh College, come along to the Open Event on Tuesday 15 November, 4.30-7.30pm, or visit www.eastleigh.ac.uk.