Cornwall College students benefit from new arts building
Cornwall College Camborne has a new addition this year as
construction work is completed on the Proctor Arts building.
The building is the first on campus to be named after a famous
female, Cornish artist Dod Proctor.
The new building is the culmination of 6 months renovation
work of an old construction trades training facility on the
campus and will provide state-of-the art workshops, classrooms,
studio space and a dedicated permanent gallery for students
studying arts degrees at Cornwall College Camborne.
The project, part of the Combined Universities in Cornwall
initiative's Phase 2 of development, has seen an investment
of over £1.5 million and will provide a dedicated art
facility for the growing number of degree students studying
with Cornwall College. Nigel Hewitt, Deputy Coordinator for
Combined Universities in Cornwall, said: "I am pleased
to see this superbly refurbished facility joining the many
others across Cornwall where university-level education is
now offered. With the investment secured by CUC from Objective
One and the UK Government, our partner universities and colleges
are helping people to develop and use high level skills in
the region, which is excellent news both for them as individuals
and for the economy of Cornwall as a whole." As
a University of Plymouth Partner College, Cornwall College
offers over 100 university qualifications, with a growing
number of courses available in the arts sector.
Jack Price, Head of Arts & Media at the College said:
"We are very proud to be opening this new building;
Cornwall College is committed to higher education which can
be seen in the expansion of facilities such as these. The
Proctor Building will provide an extremely high quality learning
environment for Art and Design. This investment will give
students a great new space in which to work and study. The
enhanced facilities will allow them to give full reign to
their talent and creativity, ensuring that Cornwall College
continues to be in the forefront of art education."
Opening the doors for the first intake of students will be
representatives from Rok who completed the renovation project,
as the first wave of degree students take advantage of the
new facility that houses ceramics workshops, photographic
studios, open plan workspaces for fine art students as well
as a 100 square metre gallery that will host a range of exhibitions
throughout the year. Roger Hicks, Team Leader at Rok added:
"As the Nation's Local Builder we are delighted
to be involved with the continuing development of Cornwall
College across the county, providing a high quality learning
environment for students from Cornwall and beyond."
John Latham, CEO and Principal of Cornwall College added:
"These are very exciting times for the College with
the expansion of our higher education facilities across all
of our campuses thanks to the support of the Combined Universities
in Cornwall initiative. We are committed to providing the
very best learning experience for university students and
look forward to further local developments in university education
in the future."
For further information please contact Sarah Plant, Cornwall
College on 01209 616100 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Objective One Programme for Cornwall and the
Isles of Scilly has invested in the Combined Universities
in Cornwall (CUC) project, both Phase 1 and Phase 2 through
the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the European
Social Fund (ESF). Cornwall College is a partner in the CUC.
Dod Procter, was born Doris Shaw and was only fifteen when
her mother brought her and her brother to study at the art
school of Stanhope and Elizabeth Forbes in Newlyn. It was
there that she met her future husband, Ernest Procter, whom
she married in 1912. Dod specialised in painting mainly single
female figures, nude or in soft drapes. One of these paintings
was bought by the Daily Mail for the Tate Gallery, making
Dod Procter a household name.
Cornwall College has 8 sites across Cornwall including Duchy
College and Falmouth Marine School and offers the widest range
of high quality academic and vocational training in Cornwall.
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