Art and design students at Truro College are preparing to display their talent at the upcoming exhibition, This Way Up, which will go on show in a marquee on Lemon Quay at the end of May.

It will be the 11th year the college has staged an annual exhibition and local businesses and organisations have donated awards and prizes which will be presented to students at the private view on May 24.

The event promises to illuminate the piazza with a remarkable array of talent from students of both full-time and part-time, further and higher education courses, representing the creative scope offered by courses at Truro College, from textiles to graphic design, silversmithing and jewellery to fine art, ceramics to product design and life drawing to photography.

“The aim of This Way Up is to celebrate art and design produced by Truro College and to continue exhibiting in the middle of the city of Truro,” said Mark Dunford, deputy team leader for art and design. “Visitors to the exhibition will enjoy a wide range of work and will be challenged to look at things differently or from another angle: another way up. This Way Up refers to the artistic journeys that our students have embarked upon, they are discovering their own artistic directions within the creative industries."

This Way Up will be open to the public from 9am to 6pm from May 24 to 27 and from 9am to 3pm on May 28. Admission is free and staff and students from Truro College will be on hand all week to answer questions about the work, or help those looking to find the right art and design course for them.