Three talented students at City and Islington College (CANDI) have encapsulated the environmental impact humans are having on the world in artworks featured in an online exhibition.
Farah Faizal, Freya Michael and Nushrat Chowdhury created works for the Sixth Form Colleges Association’s annual art exhibition on the theme of Planet Future.
Students across England were asked to produce pieces looking at how the world has changed and what its future holds when it comes to global warming, climate change and sustainability.
Farah, 18, who is studying A Level Graphic Communication, designed a magazine cover titled It’s Freezing in LA!, also the name of her work, to highlight the impact of climate change and the need to preserve the environment to avoid extreme weather.
Nushrat Chowdhury, 18, who is studying A Level Art: Critical and Contextual Studies, produced a clay sculpture of a pile of ordinary objects called Flawed, which represents human consumption and a throwaway attitude to common everyday products.
A Level Textiles and Fashion student Freya, 18, created a piece called Sea Monster, a woollen mask and top representing plastics in the ocean. Her project symbolises the impact of manufactured materials on nature and the need for the fashion industry to use recycled materials.
The Sixth Form Colleges Association’s annual art exhibition celebrates the arts and recognises excellence in sixth form colleges and the role they play in producing artists of the future.
Nana Brew, Curriculum Leader for Performing and Visual Arts, said: “This exhibition is a wonderful experience for our extremely talented young artists at CANDI to showcase their work.
“This has been a fantastic project for them to express their creativity and explore their feelings about the world they live in, climate change and sustainability through art.
“I am incredibly proud of their work and delighted that their pieces were chosen for the exhibition.”
You can view the full exhibition here until 30 June.