The Art of Rocket Science

Tuesday 26 February 2019

Bedford College’s Eva Cringle is a 17-year-old with her head in the stars after shining through to the final 25 from 4,000 entries worldwide for the Space Foundation International Student Art Contest.

The German student, who moved to the UK under the International Experience organisation, beat a global field of talent for her work to be exhibited at the 35th Space Symposium and then Space Foundation World Headquarters and Discovery Center the Colorado. Visit: art.spacefoundation.org 

The Level 3, Year 1 Fine Art student came to study in the UK after being advised that her free spirit and creativity would be encouraged and developed. Such has been her success that she is moving later this year on to university in Hamburg to study Games Design.

“I love Bedford it is a beautiful place and the staff here at the college allow you to be a free spirit. I come from a small town of 5,000 people so Bedford is a smaller step than living in a huge city.” said Eva.

Her can-do attitude has seen her win the chance to design an album cover for The Shtooks, a local Bedford band, and has since been commissioned to create a cover for a Danish/American band.

“It has been great experience to work closely with a client towards the finished result especially as I had only a few days to come up with the work,” said Eva.

Sadly Eva will not be able to see her work exhibited in the USA as her student finances do not extend to cross-Atlantic travel.

Luckily not everyone needs to travel from overseas to enjoy the internationally recognised courses at the South Bank Arts Centre. Courses for school leavers up to degree-level qualifications in the arts are on offer Bedford College. For more information visit www.bedford.ac.uk

Eva Cringle Art Contest


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