30th June 2021
Creative students studying at Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group (NSCG) will be showcasing their work in a national virtual exhibition organised by the Sixth Form Colleges Association.
Launched on Thursday 1 July 2021, the virtual exhibition, titled ‘Fake News’, includes work from talented young artists up and down the country who are all expressing their creative interpretation of the theme, and their reflections on how hard it can be to distinguish fact from fiction.
Speaking about today’s launch of ‘Fake News, Bill Watkin, chief executive of the SFCA, said: “The Fake News exhibition is a celebration of the arts and a recognition of the excellence in sixth form colleges, which are a vital supply pipeline of talented artists. But it also highlights how young people feel about having to navigate the vast amount of news and information that is available in the modern world, and at the same time, to discern what is the truth. Art has always played an important role in social and political commentary, and the students featured in Fake News have shown they have the talent to communicate their feelings about this important subject in a powerful and effective way”.
More than 250 students from 58 colleges submitted their artwork for the exhibition that runs from 1st to 22nd July 2021, with five students; Sally Pointon, Hari Satchithanda, Isabel Glover, Luke Chell and Claire Hargreaves from Newcastle College featured in the exhibition.