Kensington and Chelsea College (KCC) is celebrating another successful year by exhibiting students’ work in exhibitions across London in The Creative Collection!

On display will be some of the finest work produced by students studying at KCC on courses such as Art & Design, Fashion, Fine Art, Photography, Printmaking and Millinery.

Inspiration for their pieces covers topics that are important or personal to them:

Olga Shkilna, a HND Fine Art student, whose piece is about her concern with knife crime in London said: “I have a 15 year old son and this is something that really worries me, I’m trying to communicate this in my work, the way I feel about it and how I want to raise awareness.”

Denise Lopes, a Level 3 Fashion student whose piece explores homelessness said: “I looked at different types of homelessness, how they survive on the streets, how they protect themselves, how they eat, how they sleep, and the resources they use. This led me to focus on warmth and protection for my exhibition. I want to lay it out as if you’re in the world of a homeless person. A lot of [homeless people] feel like they’re invisible to the world, so I really want to portray that.”

Rachel Hogg, a HNC Contemporary Fine Art student, who’s exploring waste in the Ocean said, “I’m creating a series of installations that make a statement on how the waste we’re putting into the ocean lasts a very long time and it’s killing sea life.”

Amma-kay, a student studying Level 3 Art and Design, whose piece explores Dyslexia said, “I decided to make a water well as a symbol of dyslexia. I want it to say ‘dig deep, believe and achieve.’ Like a well of knowledge.”

Shola Bryan, a Fashion, Art & Design student, whose piece pays homage to her family connections said, “My mum’s Nigerian and my dad’s half Italian but they were both raised in England so I don’t have that much of a connection to my culture. I’ve taken inspiration from a Nigerian artist who makes Victorian silhouettes but covers them in traditional African print. I’ve also take inspiration form Italian high fashion which is really big. I’m going to merge them together into one outfit and explore these cultures”

Multiple locations around London, visit: www.kcc.ac.uk/creative-collection-exhibition for more information.