Clarendon Sixth Form College News

Students draw inspiration from art book collection

Creative students from Clarendon Sixth Form College were allowed privileged access to Manchester Metropolitan University’s special books collection as inspiration for their own artwork.

The special books collection at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) is central to the artistic culture and teaching of the faculty and has been since the art school’s opening in 1853. They hold a variety of specific collections including: book design, Manchester’s society of architects, north-west film archives and Victorian emphemera.

Laszlo Gyongyosi, graphics teacher at Clarendon Sixth Form College, said: “The artists’ books challenged the students’ preconception of what a book is or what it could be. I think students will challenge themselves more now when producing and presenting their work as well as the format of their creative outcomes. They had a great day at MMU and left feeling thoroughly inspired after their visit.”

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