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Former student is first to exhibit in ‘Celebrate’ Liverpool Project

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10th April 2018

A former student of The City of Liverpool College is set to showcase her work to the public, in celebration of all that is great about Liverpool.

Work by nineteen-year-old former Level 3 Photography student, Georgia Bond, will feature in an exhibition that runs at MAKE.Liverpool from 5-7 April as part of the City’s first ‘Celebrate’ Liverpool project.

Images on display at the event were inspired by the negative stereotypes that exist about Liverpool, and feature pictures that capture the essence of Liverpool, through both its people and the City’s stunning architecture.

Georgia, who is now in her second year at Coventry University, said: “Studying at the College provided me with opportunities to develop my confidence in the industry and gave me the building blocks to enhance my future career, particularly in organising this exhibition.

“I hope this show is the start of something great. I want my work to make a positive contribution that sees the project grow in popularity; enough so that the City hosts a photography festival, that brings different elements and people into the city for a celebration.”

Georgia, who currently works freelance alongside her university studies, plans to study abroad for a year after completing her second year at Coventry. She aims to become a commissioned artist in a socially engaged practice and eventually go on to teach.

Also in April, Georgia will host an audience with students at the College to talk about her university experience and the work she’s been involved in so far. She hopes to inspire students to get involved in the ‘Celebrate’ Liverpool project and has plans to hold a summer event that brings creatives together in celebration of the City.

Jen Newton-Prosser, Photography lecturer at the College, said: “Georgia was a fantastic student from day one of the course, and completely threw herself into all aspects of student life. She became a student rep, amassed hours of work experience and achieved high grades on all assignments. She’s dedicated, ambitious and I am extremely proud of her.”

The ‘Celebrate’ Liverpool exhibition is open from 5-7 April 2018 at MAKE.Liverpool. Opening night, on 5 April, is open to the public and runs from 4 – 10pm, where there will be an opportunity to view and purchase the work of artists involved in the show.

For the latest news and updates about the exhibition and ‘Celebrate’ Liverpool project, follow @celebrateliverpool #Celebrate

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