Students showcase ‘revolutionary’ artwork at St Albans Cathedral exhibition

Oaklands College student Esther Harbord (second from left) was awarded first place at the St Albans

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

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

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

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.”

Georgia Tominey-Smith with her artwork 'Help Me' at the St Albans Cathedral exhibition. Picture: Oak

Georgia Tominey-Smith with her artwork 'Help Me' at the St Albans Cathedral exhibition. Picture: Oaklands College - Credit: Archant

Oaklands College students showcased their work in an art exhibition at St Albans Cathedral. Picture:

Oaklands College students showcased their work in an art exhibition at St Albans Cathedral. Picture: Oaklands College - Credit: Archant


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