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Members of the public staff and students viewing the original postcard artworks by students 4

Exhibition of original postcard artworks by students

23rd March 2018

Barking & Dagenham College students have designed original artwork postcards for charity in their second annual fundraising event called Post-Picasso: Art benefit 2018.

Using any creative medium, such as photography, illustration, painting, moving image and textiles, approximately 500 students created unique postcard designs, which are for sale in aid of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

This fundraising event, which gives a nod to Picasso, who is often credited as one of the founders of mixed media work, has been entirely organised by the College’s photography students from the BTEC Extended Diploma, as part of the course.

David Bennett, Programme Leader for photography at Barking & Dagenham College explains:

“The idea has come from the Royal College of Arts world-famous ‘RCA Secret’ fundraising exhibition, which involves famous artists and alumni designing postcards which are sold for charity, without the buyers knowing who designed them until they’ve bought it. In a similar way, students will write their name on the back of the postcard, which will not be revealed until a member of the public has bought it.”

The opening reception was held on 20th March and the exhibition is now open to the public until 13th April.

Members of the public are invited to view and buy the postcards throughout this time. The postcards are available at £5 each, three postcards for £10, or 5 for £15. The postcards will also be available to view and buy online during the same period, at

The exhibition is free to attend and is in the Gallery at Barking & Dagenham College, Dagenham Road, Romford, Essex, RM7 0XU.

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