Six young artists have been selected for a show titled Faces & Figures: Student Exhibition 2015. Here you can get to know them a little more…
Sofia Ogier – College of Further Education:
“My final year’s show piece is dedicated to the memory of my Avó which means Nan in Portuguese. Throughout this whole process of making the piece my emotions were very high. I believe that art is made with passion. Passion involves emotion so no artwork is made without any. Just like all of my other pieces I have used my emotions and transferred into my art.
For this piece the original idea came from the meanings of flowers. I wanted to create the flowers in a delicate way to portray the meanings behind each flower. Hence the material I used to make each flower was different types of paper. To make the flowers I used the techniques of origami and Kirigami. Because of the flower theme I did a lot of research into flower festivals all over the world. This is where the idea of making a picture using the flowers sparked off. Then from there the ideas grew into a memorial /alter for my Avó.
Just like the flowers this project developed from a little seed of an idea, then blossomed into this proud memorial for my Avó.”
The Guernsey Arts Commission’s annual student exhibition showcases a variety of art, design and photography from the end-of-year shows at the College of Further Education, Grammar School, Elizabeth College and Ladies’ College; highlighting the strong creative talent consistently emerging on the island. The exhibition is kindly sponsored by NatWest and is the fifth show of the annual series. This year’s exhibition has been curated by GAC’s Antonia Ramsey and Simone Roberts.
The exhibition is open daily until Sunday 22nd November at the greenhouse gallery at Guernsey Museum and Art Gallery, Candie.