SFCA Art Exhibition 2022: Planet Future

The national art exhibition for sixth form college students

17th June - 12th August 2022

Welcome to the SFCA Art Exhibition 2022. This year’s theme is Planet Future, and showcases students’ creative interpretation of the theme, and their reflections on how the world is changing and what its future holds.

Launching the exhibition, Alex Burghart MP, Minister for Skills, said: "SFCA’s Planet Future exhibition highlights the extraordinary artistic talent in the sixth form college sector. My congratulations go to all the students involved. The sustainability agenda has never been more important and the exhibition highlights students’ hopes and fears about the future, while also showcasing their enormous creativity and innovation."

Bill Watkin, chief executive of the SFCA, said: "This online exhibition is also a way of celebrating the arts and recognising excellence in sixth form colleges. It is imperative that we keep the arts in education secure and flourishing. If young people are to make a truly valuable contribution to society, even if they are to be successful scientists, engineers, doctors and technicians, they need to develop their creative skills, their artistic sensitivities and their ability to interact with others.

“The wealth of talent in sixth form colleges ensures that, year-on-year, very high numbers of students are awarded places in our most prestigious art schools and go on to be successful artists. The sixth form college sector represents a vital supply pipeline of the next generation of artists who will inspire and challenge us, entertain and inform us. There is no doubt that art has the ability to awaken our sensibilities, develop our communications and express our feelings, anxieties and hopes. These works, produced by 16-19 year-old students in sixth form colleges across England, indicate how young people are feeling about our climate and the environment, and how they view the wider sustainability agenda. But the exhibition also offers an opportunity to celebrate the importance and power of art in education, as well as the artists’ quality, creativity and skill on show this summer."

Please leave a message in our guestbook and share your reactions to the exhibition by clicking here. If you'd like to tweet about the exhibition, use the hashtag #6thFormArt2022

To enjoy a gallery view, select any photograph and click on the arrows to scroll.

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