HND Graphic Design students studying at The Creative Studios, part of TyneMet College, in North Shields, recently showcased their digital photography art work at an exhibition open to the general public.

The ‘Whitley Bay: A Personal Response’ exhibition was on display at the Whitley Bay Customer First Centre, York Road, Whitley Bay, from 26th May to 7th June 2014.

The seven talented students who presented their artwork were: Monica Costa, 31, Sarah Jamieson, 24, John Knox, 20, all from North Shields, Leoni Cavener, 21, from Tynemouth, Allison Croton, 43 from Wallsend, Shane Cook, 20, from Whitley Bay and Marie Walker, 24 from Walker.

The artwork on display, which was of a very high standard, was very popular with the general public who visited the exhibition and some of the students were delighted when some of their pieces received offers of purchase.

The student’s digital images demonstrated a range of technical and stylistic approaches, resulting in very imaginative, reflected images of buildings and locations in and around Whitley Bay.

A Private View of the exhibition was held on Tuesday 3rd June where friends, family and corporate guests were able to meet with the students and discuss the different approaches each student used to create their finished pieces.

Dr. Paul Harvey, Programme Leader for HND Graphic Design at The Creative Studios, said:

"I am delighted that the HND Graphic Design students have successfully produced such a high standard of work which demonstrates the technical skills that they have learned whilst studying on their course.

“The students have shown that through their work they can communicate with an audience, promote themselves, as well as show evidence of a high degree of innovation and creativity."

For more information about Art and Design courses at the Creative Studios, call and speak to a Student Advisor on 0191 229 5000, email, or visit