Scotland's Young Designers Showcased at The Glasgow School of Art

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The artwork of some of Scotland’s brightest young designers is being showcased at a unique exhibition at The Glasgow School of Art.

The exhibition organised by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) in partnership with The Glasgow School of Art showcases some of the exceptional Design Assignments submitted for the 2009 Intermediate 2 Product Design Course.

As part of the Course assessment, SQA issues a different Design Assignment task each year. In 2009, the centenary year for the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Building, the candidates were asked to design street furniture for the area surrounding the iconic Glasgow School of Art building. The 10 designs on display in the exhibition were among the very best submitted.

SQA Chief Executive, Dr Janet Brown, said: 'The creativity of our young designers is amazing. I’d like to congratulate them and thank their families and teachers for their dedication and support. There really could be nowhere else to display their work but The Glasgow School of Art, and I’m delighted at the enthusiastic support we have received from the School and its staff.'

Director of The Glasgow School of Art, Professor Seona Reid, said: 'We are delighted to work with SQA and host the Product Design – First Steps exhibition. The students’ approaches to the brief have been thoughtful, detailed and ambitious. They have clearly considered function, form and material, and brought a spirit of invention to their ideas.'

The Exhibition opened on Wednesday 24 February and will run until Tuesday 9 March 2010. Schools and Colleges visiting the Exhibition can book tours of the Mackintosh building at a discounted price.