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College Art Students Feature in Online Art Exhibition

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St. Francis Xavier Sixth Form College are pleased to announce that three of our students have been selected to participate and showcase their work in a national art exhibition for sixth form students around the subject of being at home during Covid19 Lockdown. Special congratulations to students Heena, Paulina & Shakyrah for their bold and diverse work featured in this national exhibition. 
College Art Students Feature in Online Art Exhibition
At home is an online exhibition of photographs taken by sixth form college students during the Covid-19 lockdown. Over 140 students from 46 colleges submitted their photographs for the exhibition that runs from 4th to 19th June 2020. The exhibition is being co-ordinated by the Sixth Form Colleges Association and all photographs can be viewed on the SFCA gallery website
Launching the SFCA ‘At Home’ exhibition, Gillian Keegan, Apprenticeships and Skills Minister, said:
“This has been a difficult time for the entire country but this exhibition is a wonderful example of how creativity can flourish in the face of adversity. It’s great to see how these sixth form students have captured the experiences of lockdown from a young person’s perspective. A huge congratulations to all exhibitors and I wish them every success for the future”.
Bill Watkin, Chief Executive of the Sixth Form Colleges Association, said:
At home highlights the extraordinary artistic talent that exists in our sector. We are holding this exhibition to recognise and celebrate excellence in sixth form colleges, but also to stimulate our thinking about the world this summer. 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”.
Name: Heena
Course: A level Graphic Communication
Title of work: Lockdown Portrait 
Medium: Painting
Name: Paulina
Course: A level Art & Design
Title of work: Feline Studies #1 : Cat & Human Relationships
Medium: Collage
Name: Shakyrah
Course: A level Media Studies 
Title of Work: Isolation Monochrome
Medium: Photography