Creative Industries End of Year Show winners announced

June 19, 2024

The talented winners of the Aberdeen City Campus Creative Industries End of Year Show were chosen last night at the private opening of the student exhibition.

The show welcomed over 100 guests including friends, family, VIPs, and representatives from local businesses and educational establishments. The highlight of the occasion was the much-anticipated announcement of the Best Work on the Wall award winners, chosen by expert judges.

Winners were selected in the categories of Contemporary Art Practice, Textiles, Visual Communication, Photography and Best Architectural Image.

The 2024 Best Work on the Wall judges and winners were:


Darcy Jean Walker and Jon Reid

Contemporary Art Practice

Judged by: Jon Reid from Peacock and Worm

Winner: Darcy Jean Walker


Cosmin Mihai and Karen Jamieson.


Judged by: Karen Jamieson from Aberdeen Art Gallery

Winner: Cosmin Mihai


Iona Jayne West and Julie Wemyss.

Visual Communication

Judged by: Julie Wemyss from Foyer Design

Winner: Iona Jayne West


Aidan Gibb and Kerry Barron.


Judged by: Kerry Barron from First Photographics

Winner: Aidan Gibb


Deryn Florence and Yunming Thomson.

Best Creative Architecture Image

Judged by: Yunming Thomson of JM Architects

Winner: Deryn Florence


The event was opened by NESCol Principal Neil Cowie. He said: “As always, the standard of work on display at the show is exceptional. The students worked hard all year long, and even more so in the past few days, to create a fabulous show with something for everyone to enjoy. They should be incredibly proud of their efforts – as we all are of them.

“I would like to thank everyone who has played a part in making the End of Year Show a success, from our excellent teaching staff to all those behind the scenes. A special thanks goes to our esteemed panel of judges who had the difficult task of deciding this year’s winners.”

The show is free and open to the public at Aberdeen City Campus from Wednesday 19 June to Friday 21 June, as part of NESCol’s new festival, Luminate. Opening times are 10am – 8pm on Wednesday, 10am – 3pm on Thursday and Friday.


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