Truro and Penwith College welcomed 1,000 visitors on the first day of its first-ever digital Art and Design Summer exhibitio.

Due to lockdown restrictions, the popular summer event had to be cancelled, but that didn’t stop the college’s students and staff from finding a way to celebrate this year’s collection of work.

This year’s exhibition, which has been titled Vision 20/20, has instead been hosted in a virtual exhibition centre that can be accessed from anywhere in the world and combines the work of both Truro and Penwith Students across all ages and course types.

The exhibition, which is usually held in Lemon Quay in Truro and Harbour Car Park in Penzance, is a popular event that celebrates the work that the college’s talented students have produced over the past academic year. #

The event is also highly anticipated by the general public, who get a unique opportunity to not only view the college’s work but an insight into the breadth of art and design courses available across its campuses.

Mark Dunford, art and design programme team leader, said: “The outstanding display of talent from both full-time and part-time students, further and higher education courses, represent the broad creative choice offered by art and design courses at the college: from fashion to graphic design, silversmithing and jewellery to fine art, ceramics and more, which are open to all ages and abilities.

“The online exhibition is a ‘virtual visual experience’, celebrating art and design created by both full-time and part-time students."

The new exhibition is just one of the many ways that the college has moved to digital since the announcement of lockdown.

This includes its Connected College initiative, which was created to ensure that the college’s staff, current and prospective students, businesses and stakeholders stay connected during these unprecedented times.

To access the Vision 20/20 Exhibition head to