Students showcase 'revolutionary' artwork at St Albans Cathedral exhibition

PUBLISHED: 09:05 22 April 2019

Oaklands College student Esther Harbord (second from left) was awarded first place at the St Albans Cathedral art exhibition. Picture: Oaklands College

Oaklands College student Esther Harbord (second from left) was awarded first place at the St Albans Cathedral art exhibition. Picture: Oaklands College

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An art exhibition was held at St Albans Cathedral to showcase artwork by Oaklands College students.

Oaklands College student Esther Harbord came in first place for her piece 'Refugees Welcome' at the St Albans Cathedral art exhibition. Picture: Oaklands CollegeOaklands College student Esther Harbord came in first place for her piece 'Refugees Welcome' at the St Albans Cathedral art exhibition. Picture: Oaklands College

The art, fashion and design students were asked to create pieces in line with the theme of 'revolution', which were then judged by a panel.

First prize went to Esther Harbord for her interpretive painting of the Syrian refugee crisis, titled 'Refugees Welcome', depicting a mother carrying her child through times of crisis and despair.

Helen Borlase was awarded second place for her 'Homeless' ceramics, depicting two empty shells, and third place went to Georgia Tominey-Smith for her piece 'Help Me', which showed a tortoise struggling through an ocean of plastic and non-biodegradable waste.

Head of art, fashion and design Victoria Caulton said: “The artists drew upon their abilities and used their specialisms as a platform to convey their views on a modern and ever-changing world.”

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