MPs eye up Seascape in House of Commons

A Level fine art student Izzy Baxter
A Level fine art student Izzy Baxter

Graduation event marks apprentices

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TALENTED artist Izzy Baxter has had her A-level work displayed in the corridors of power.

The fine art student at Havant Sixth Form College submitted her work to be exhibited at the Association of Colleges’ art exhibition at the House of Commons.

Seascape was the piece that caught the judge’s eye and won her a place at the prestigious show. There were 200 entries overall.

The exhibition opened this week and was attended by Michael Gove, secretary of state for education, and shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt, who met students and discussed their work.

Izzy said: ‘I’m really proud to have had my work selected for such an exclusive exhibition. It’s an exciting opportunity for me.’

Twenty pieces of artwork were contributed by sixth form colleges from across England, including still life, portraits and landscape scenes.

Izzy’s art and design lecturer, Ian Banfield, said: ‘We have a high calibre of work being produced by the 
students.

‘The selection of Izzy’s piece is testament to the commitment she and her peers show to their studies.’

Works of art by the college’s Art and Design Pre-Degree Foundation and BTEC Extended Diploma students are also being displayed at Langstone Technology Park, in order to display the final outcomes of their ‘Green’ project.