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St Vincent students’ work features in major art exhibition online

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WORK produced by two students at St Vincent College in Gosport is featuring in a prestigious national art exhibition.

The Planet Future exhibition, which is running online, has been organised by the Sixth Form Colleges Association and includes works by A-level graphics and photography students Sophie Ferguson and Niamh Atkinson, both of whom have just completed their first year.

The exhibition’s theme is climate change and explores how young people feel about the attitude to protecting the environment and the sustainability agenda.

Sophie’s work, Submerge, is an arresting black and white photographic piece that combines an office block reaching up in the sky with, in the foreground, tropical fish.

Niamh’s graphical piece, titled To Be Or Not To Be, is an eye-catching image of a woman singing into a microphone bursting out of a TV set against a vivid pink background.

Art teacher Chloe Cusse said the college is proud of the students’ selection. “The exhibition features work from 180 students from 64 colleges so to have two pieces chosen from St Vincent is wonderful.

 “We are very proud of Sophie and Niamh, who are just two of a group of very talented students here.”

Earlier this year St Vincent students’ art was chosen to go on display at the Rope Quays development in Gosport as part of a refurbishment of public areas. The sixth form college runs full-time courses in fine art, graphics, photography and film and digital arts.

The exhibition can be seen until July 22 at sixthformcolleges.org/1784/sfca-art-exhibition-2022-planet-future.

Find out more about art courses at St Vincent at stvincent.ac.uk.

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