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Selected from 21,000

Art student holding designed poster - Armed with Knowledge for All Women and Girls'.

The arts at The Bedford College Group continue to win national applause with the latest student to be exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts (RCA) exhibition.

Art student holding designed poster - Armed with Knowledge for All Women and Girls'.

Women and Girls

Alice Hibbert of Flitwick was still only 17 when selected from among 21,000 entries across the UK to be included in the Young Artists’ Summer Show.

Alice, a former Redborne School student, is a Level 3 Fine Art student at the South Bank Arts Centre at the riverside Bedford College campus and is progressing on to Anglia Ruskin University in the autumn.

Her work “Women and Girls” is an A2 size linoprint inspired by the takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban in 2021, and the subsequent reduction of women’s rights.

“I think that it is pivotal for women and girls all around the world to be given the same access to education as men and boys. It’s important for us in this country to recognise the privilege we have to be able to attend school, and strive for the same equality worldwide.

“I hope that my poster will raise awareness of this issue in a clear and impactful way,”

said Alice

In previous years, students from the South Bank Arts Centre have scored well in RCA activities.

Course Manager Steven Harris said:

“This is a tremendous achievement for Alice’s work to be selected as only one of the 100 to be exhibited from the 21,000 entries. We hope that people recognise that here in Bedford our creative students have a route to exciting opportunities in further and education in the arts.”

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