Student from Plymouth School of Creative Arts selected to exhibit their work at Origins Creative Arts Festival in London this month

Riley, age 16 has been selected to exhibit their work at Origins Creative Arts Festival taking place at the Truman Brewery in July.  Riley has completed the L2 Creative Media Production Technology course at Plymouth School of Creative Arts and is progressing to Plymouth College of Art to undertake L3 Graphics Illustration and Game Arts.

Riley whose submission titled This is Home explores gender and the emotions associated with transitioning.  Riley’s animatic music video is a substantial project for a Level 2 student to accomplish and it caught the attention of UAL Awarding Body’s curators who had received over 360 submissions for the festival.

Here is a short extract from Riley’s Year 11 blog:

Origins Creative Arts Festival is organised by Awarding Organisation UAL Awarding Body and provides art lovers, critics, industry professionals from the creative sector, the chance to meet original 14-18 creative talent from across the UK. 

Origins Creative Arts Festival A free festival showcasing creative works in fashion, performing arts and music to sculpture, fine art and creative media from some of the UK’s most talented students at schools and FE institutions taking pre-degree creative arts subjects.

Origins promises a unique first look at these as-yet-unseen future stars of the creative scene. Open to the public and expected to attract thousands of visitors over the three days, with entertainment on site, the programme includes an awards event to select the top work across each subject area, guest speakers, and performance tie-ins with Barbican Box 

Ross Anderson, Director, UAL Awarding Body said:

“Origins Creative Arts Festival offers students the significant opportunity to exhibit their work. It gives them a moment in time where they can experience what it is like to be an arts professional.”

The private view will be taking place on 25 July, 6pm – 9pm
Truman Brewery

F block, S2, S3

and S5

91 Brick Ln,

London E1 6QR

All students exhibiting at the Creative Arts Festival will have the chance to win a prize at the event’s private view.

If you are interested in attending this event or have any questions about the event, please e-mail

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UAL Awarding Body is regulated by Ofqual, CCEA and Qualifications Wales. We currently offer qualifications in art and design, fashion, creative media, music and performing and production arts. We are also the UK’s leading provider of the Diploma in Art & Design – Foundation Studies. Our qualifications have high retention and achievement rates because they are flexible, responsive and relevant to industry needs, and facilitate student progression.

University of the Arts London (UAL) is Europe’s largest specialist art and design university, comprising six renowned Colleges: Camberwell College of Arts, Central Saint Martins, Chelsea College of Arts, London College of Communication, London College of Fashion and Wimbledon College of Arts.