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Street Art in the Car Park!

The Cheadle College Art department tutors and the work placement team worked collaboratively with the organisation ParkCloud to offer art students the opportunity to participate in a regional street art competition.

Ten students produced individual designs for parking spaces that were inspired by the city of Manchester. The students and tutors spent a day preparing their entries in the college car park, with guidance and demonstrations from professional street artist, Qubek. All entries were photographed and sent to the ParkCloud judging panel.

Three Cheadle College students’ work was shortlisted for the final hosted in Q-Park’s First Street car park in Manchester. Shortlisted students from colleges and schools around the region battled it out over six hours to recreate their original artwork in the car park setting. The college celebrated student success on the day, Saskia-Rose Gentile (above left) won the event and Zoe Morrissey came runner up. Saskia impressed the expert judging panel with her colour tribute to the Manchester worker bee, which symbolises the creativity and individuality of Mancunians.

The winning artwork will now be displayed in Q-Park’s car park for all drivers and visitors to see!

Saskia was thrilled with her win.  “The project was so much fun. We got to work with a professional graffiti artist while preparing our designs, it was great to get his advice and ask about his career. The final day was brilliant, the event at Home was great and I still can’t believe I won! This will be great for my portfolio and CV.”