New College Doncaster student has work selected for online Royal Academy exhibition

New College Doncaster student Summair Dickson has had her work included in a prestigious exhibition run by The Royal Academy in London.

Summair’s ‘Painted Seconds’ piece, which she described as an ‘acrylic painting of a spliced image, exploring the emotion associated with spaces and moments in our lives’, was selected from over 33,000 entries and will appear both online and physically at The Royal Academy’s exhibition this year. Inclusion in a Royal Academy exhibition has been the start of many a professional artists’ career, and for over 250 years the institution has led the way in defining artistic tastes and styles.

Summair said: “I’d never thought about submitting my work for competitions or anything before, so this was an amazing opportunity.”

Visual Arts teacher Laura Bunn praised Summair: “She has been a dedicated art student throughout her time at New College Doncaster. Her ideas are sophisticated and personal, and she has developed a mature painting style.”

Summair’s triumph follows on from the recent success of three more students selected for London Metropolitan University’s Young Photographer online exhibition, where New College Doncaster student Tilly Reed won the ‘Still Life’ category.

Laura commented: “As a whole, the Year 13 Visual Art students here at New College Doncaster have worked incredibly hard, producing work which is of the highest standards we have seen since opening. We really wish them all the luck for the next steps of their journey and will genuinely miss them.”