Royal Academy Of Arts hosts Islington students’ work

City and Islington Students display their work

The Royal Academy of Arts has unveiled a series of boarding designs by City and Islington College students (pictured above). The artworks will be displayed outside the gallery in Piccadilly.

The artworks on display in Piccadilly
The artworks on display in Piccadilly

Students created the designs with the help of artist Diana Taylor and Royal Academy sculptor Richard Wilson. They will adorn a pedestrian tunnel in front of the gallery while the Royal Academy building undergoes refurbishment.

Students prepare their work
Students prepared their work with the help of artists Diana Taylor and Richard Wilson

Hannah Balogun, Art and Design student at City and Islington, said: “I think it’s an honour having my work displayed on the RA hoarding. I feel like it’s the first step into becoming a real artist and I’m happy to be a part of it.’’

Students said this opportunity was the first step into the art world

The Royal Academy of Arts Learning Department commissioned freelance artist educator Diana Taylor to design, structure and lead the workshops for the students.

Young art fans enjoy the hoardings
Primary school children from Gateway Academy also contributed to the artwork

Academy spokesperson Richard Wilson said: “It is always an achievement for young students to put on a collaborative show to a passing public because this is art that will turn people’s heads and get them talking. I am glad to have been a part of this process.”

Pictures: City and Islington College