Diversity was the theme of the day when students from Rotherham College of Arts and Technology (RCAT) entered their works of art into a competition organised by Howells Solicitors.
The competition, to celebrate the theme of diversity, asked students to create works of art to reflect the theme which will then be displayed in the meeting rooms and the public areas in the solicitor’s offices.
As well as providing the students with an unusual spot for a public gallery, the winner of the competition, Leah Simpson, also won a cash prize. The works included a range of media, from photography to graphics and even 3D work.
Mary Rose Macadam, Partner at Howells, commented “We are delighted to be able to support the students through initiatives such as this. We chose to base the competition on the theme of diversity, as Howells is proud to have a very diverse workforce and we actively promote equality and diversity within our staff and services. Displaying these pieces of art across our offices is another, more creative way in which we can raise awareness.
The students have produced some very high-standard art that will really brighten our office spaces up. It is a great experience for them, gives them somewhere to display their creativity and allows us to support the local young talent at the same time.”
The competition and pop-up art gallery is just one project that forms part of an on-going relationship between RCAT and Howells. As well as providing the exhibition space, Howells also provides sponsorship to the college to help with the college’s own annual design competitions and residential trips.