Creative students scoop community awards

Taylor Black and Sarah Oussaiden are awarded £1000 from community art fund

Two former students of West Highland College UHI have each been awarded £1000 as well as 12 hours of mentoring from top arts professionals to help the achieve their goals.

The Highland Youth Arts Hub is supporting emerging artists aged 16-25 to be Creative in the Community! Read more about them on their website.

Congratulations to Taylor Black who studied Fashion NC and Textiles HNC with us and then continued to explore creative skills on Art & Design NPA, his artwork can be viewed along with his Fort William classmates at our end of year Creative Arts Showcase - and also to our former Higher Photography student from Skye, Sara Oussaiden who is the youngest student to win this award. Her work was also displayed at our Creative Arts Showcase alongside classmates studying in Broadford and Portree.

Sara and Taylor's projects both focus on mental health; Taylor's from a perspective of mental health within small town communities, and Sara looking at how mental health has been affected, both postively and negatively, by lockdown. We look forward to following their projects over the time to come.