Cara’s “Croc” is selected for the Royal Academy of Arts, Young Artists’ Summer Show 2022
We are delighted and proud to announce that one of our A Level Art students, Cara B in Year 12 has had her artwork selected for Royal Academy of Arts, Young Artists’ Summer Show 2022 from over 21,000 entries.
Cara’s piece is entitled “Croc”;
“I have created a ceramic piece of a hybrid between a crocodile and a croc shoe to extend the message behind my piece to be a representation of the issues that have evolved from fashion industries in relation to animal welfare. Here I could use the play on words of ‘crocs’ to use the head of a crocodile as the head of the shoe and create a literal interpretation of the name. By doing this, I was able to create a surrealist approach to the audience, conveying the balance between their acknowledgement of how animals are used in fast fashion and worn by others and the unconscious feeling of guilt that they have for their reluctance to prevent these normalized fashion trends. By having a basis of surrealism, I could visualize the truth of what is commonly disregarded of its origins,drawing attention onto its cleverly thought out word play”.
A huge congratulations to Cara!
The Young Artists’ Summer Show is now in its fourth year and is a free, open submission exhibition for students aged 4 – 19 studying in the UK.
Artworks are judged by a panel of passionate artists and arts professionals, with selected artworks displayed online and on-site at the Royal Academy of Arts. With over 21,000 submissions for this year’s show, competition to exhibit was fierce.
The online exhibition is available to view from the 19th July and the Young Artists’s Summer Show will be on at the Royal Academy from 19th July to the 14th August.