Sixth-form students use art to express life in lockdown

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An online exhibition by sixth-form students from 46 different colleges features artists expressing their experiences of the coronavirus pandemic lockdown.

A photo montage of portraits of a young woman with sunsets in the backgroundImage source, Georgina Birch
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Dreaming of Going Out, by Georgia Birch from Wilberforce Sixth Form College in Hull.

The exhibition, entitled At Home, has been co-ordinated by the Sixth Form Colleges Association (SFCA) and features the work of 140 students.

"This exhibition highlights the extraordinary artistic talent that exists in our sector," said Bill Watkin, chief executive of the SFCA.

"It is imperative that we keep the arts in education secure and flourishing.

"If young people are to make a valuable contribution to society - even if they are to be successful scientists, engineers, doctors and technicians - they need to develop their creative skills, their artistic sensitivities and their ability to interact with others.

"All of this will be more important than ever in the post-Covid world."

Here is a selection of work from the exhibition.

Image source, Emily Pritchett
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Waiting Game, by Emily Pritchett from The Sixth Form College, Farnborough.
Image source, Charlotte Cater
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Escape, by Charlotte Cater from The Sixth Form College, Colchester.
Image source, Katie-Leigh Edwards
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The Streets Beyond, by Katie-Leigh Edwards from Bolton Sixth Form College.
Image source, Cora Slack
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Patient, by Cora Slack from Leyton Sixth Form College in London.
Image source, Sorcha Mary Keeshan
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Birthday in Lockdown, by Sorcha Mary Keeshan from Woodhouse College in London.
Image source, Leigh Cleverley
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Routines, by Leigh Cleverley from Priestley College in Warrington.
Image source, Victoria Pansu
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Through the Dark, by Victoria Pansu from Christ the King Sixth Form College in London.
Image source, Isabel Birchall / Edward Colliston
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Fragmented, by Isabel Birchall and Edward Colliston from Holy Cross College in Bury.
Image source, Nell Hamilton
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Lost in Thought, by Nell Hamilton of Loreto College in Manchester.
Image source, Lauren Sargeant
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Head in the Clouds, by Lauren Sargeant from One Sixth Form College in Ipswich.
Image source, Ellie-Mai Holmes-McClure
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A Hero in a Crisis, by Ellie-Mai Holmes-McClure from Cadbury Sixth Form College in Birmingham.
Image source, Lauren Borg / Abigail Leak
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Homepage, by Lauren Borg and Abigail Leak from Holy Cross College, Bury.
Image source, Lily Goodey
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Nick via the Internet, by Lily Goodey from The Sixth Form College, Colchester.
Image source, Tina Shammas
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Monday Mornings in Lockdown… by Tina Shammas from Bolton Sixth Form College.
Image source, Matilda Millbank
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Isolation by Matilda Millbank from Christ the King Sixth Form College in London.
Image source, Morgan Wright
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Untitled - Dead & Alive Project, by Morgan Wright from New College, Doncaster.
Image source, Dorottya Szabo
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APARTment, by Dorottya Szabo from Xaverian College in Manchester.

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