Great news for our Art students this week! Alongside our UAL Extended Diploma in Creative Practice students, Art Foundation student, Niamh McArdle has also been selected to exhibit work in the UAL Origins Exhibition.

A Message from the University of the Arts London (UAL)

“Niamh’s submission, titled Alone in a Crowd, explores the feeling of disconnect that loneliness can bring, not just from others but also from yourself. It caught the attention of the UAL Awarding Body’s curator amongst nearly 500 submissions. Niamh produced this work as her final major project whilst studying UAL Level 4 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at Carmel College. This exciting and innovative one-year course is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge needed to access Higher Education and employment in the Creative Industries.”

Niamh’s artwork

You can view Niamh’s animation here – Alone in a Crowd

Origins Creatives

Origins Creatives is organised by UAL Awarding Body and provides art lovers, critics and industry professionals from the creative sector the chance to discover original creative talent from across the UK and celebrate students’ creativity and hard work.

The free exhibition showcases work from some of the UK’s most talented students in FE institutions studying across the UAL subject areas of Art and Design, Fashion Business and Retail, Creative Media, Music Performance and Production and Performing Arts.

You can visit the Exhibition at the Truman Brewery in July.

Opening times for the public:

Friday 22 July, 10.30 – 5 pm

Saturday 23 July, 10.30 am – 5 pm

Sunday 24 July, 11 am – 3 pm



G4 + G5,

The Truman Brewery,

Ely’s Yard,


E1 6QP

If you are interested in attending this event, please book here –  Eventbrite (external page removed)

For more information about our Art Foundation course click here – Art Foundation Diploma