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.

image sourceGeorgina Birch
image captionDreaming 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
image captionWaiting Game, by Emily Pritchett from The Sixth Form College, Farnborough.
image source Charlotte Cater
image captionEscape, by Charlotte Cater from The Sixth Form College, Colchester.
image sourceKatie-Leigh Edwards
image captionThe Streets Beyond, by Katie-Leigh Edwards from Bolton Sixth Form College.
image sourceCora Slack
image captionPatient, by Cora Slack from Leyton Sixth Form College in London.
image sourceSorcha Mary Keeshan
image captionBirthday in Lockdown, by Sorcha Mary Keeshan from Woodhouse College in London.
image sourceLeigh Cleverley
image captionRoutines, by Leigh Cleverley from Priestley College in Warrington.
image sourceVictoria Pansu
image captionThrough the Dark, by Victoria Pansu from Christ the King Sixth Form College in London.
image sourceIsabel Birchall / Edward Colliston
image captionFragmented, by Isabel Birchall and Edward Colliston from Holy Cross College in Bury.
image sourceNell Hamilton
image captionLost in Thought, by Nell Hamilton of Loreto College in Manchester.
image sourceLauren Sargeant
image captionHead in the Clouds, by Lauren Sargeant from One Sixth Form College in Ipswich.
image sourceEllie-Mai Holmes-McClure
image captionA Hero in a Crisis, by Ellie-Mai Holmes-McClure from Cadbury Sixth Form College in Birmingham.
image sourceLauren Borg / Abigail Leak
image captionHomepage, by Lauren Borg and Abigail Leak from Holy Cross College, Bury.
image sourceLily Goodey
image captionNick via the Internet, by Lily Goodey from The Sixth Form College, Colchester.
image sourceTina Shammas
image captionMonday Mornings in Lockdown… by Tina Shammas from Bolton Sixth Form College.
image sourceMatilda Millbank
image captionIsolation by Matilda Millbank from Christ the King Sixth Form College in London.
image sourceMorgan Wright
image captionUntitled - Dead & Alive Project, by Morgan Wright from New College, Doncaster.
image sourceDorottya Szabo
image captionAPARTment, by Dorottya Szabo from Xaverian College in Manchester.

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