Bedford Fine Art students show their creativity at Old Warden Park

MBTC Shuttleworth art

MBTC Shuttleworth art

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Students from Bedford College have been installing outdoor exhibits in the grounds of Old Warden Park.

All of the works by the Higher Diploma Fine Arts Students have been inspired by the beautiful grounds which house Shuttleworth College.

Lauren Martin from Bedford reycled books and positioned them around a tree where they will be weathered-in to demonstrate the re-cycling of life.

Lauren has already won a commission to design the stage set for a play being staged at Bedford Corn Exchange later this year.

Lucy Cousins, from Sandy, created a straw pig named Gloria and positioned it down-wind of a real piggery which is part of the farm and land-based education campus near Biggleswade.

Bedford based Tamika Hibbert created two leaves to be viewed across an expanse of grassland between the trees, while Tia Hibbert has created a series of faces inspired by nature to blend in with the natural environment.

Rebecca Fraser of Wixams created pinecone-shaped pears which are coloured to reflect the seasons in the gardens and grounds of Shuttleworth, and Rosie Zieinski from Bedford intertwined moss into the bark of a majestic Sweet Chestut tree at Shuttleworth.

Milton Keynes-based artist Karen Hughes learned how to blacksmith wrought iron and make stained glass to create her kinetic sculpture which sits in front of the famous Warden Pear trees which have been saved from extinction by Shuttleworth lecturer Paul labous.

The pear DNA dates back to the 13th century and was mentioned by Shakespeare in one of his plays.