Newcastle College launches world-class exhibition

Newcastle College is starting the year with a world-class exhibition of work done by ex-students who have achieved enormous success since completing their studies.

The 'Ex-25' exhibition will show off the work of professional photographers who have made a name for themselves over the past 25 years.

The exhibition is free to the public and will run for three weeks in January, with a preview set for 6 pm on January 10th.

Thirty-five ex-college students have been invited to exhibit their work - including North East born Paul Kavanagh, who has won awards for his work as an Avatar animator.

Paul Kavanagh, who left Newcastle College in 1990, now works in Los Angeles for a visual effects company, where he has been responsible for the animation in blockbusters such as Avatar, Pirates of the Caribbean, Harry Potter and Jurassic Park.

"We stay in touch with most of our ex-students who remain in the region or move down to London to work, but recently I started searching online for the names of ex-students that I had lost touch with to see what they were doing now.

I was amazed by how many are successful photographers now located all round the world."

– Graham Stouph, Newcastle College