Students use their artistic talents to create powerful messages


A MODEL dripping in blood made a protest against the fur trade in an art show at The Regis School in Bognor Regis.

A-level student Emma Stubbings, 18, used the series of powerful colour photographs to display her feelings about the matter.

She said: “I had to show the relationship between humans and animals. I used the fur industry to illustrate that.

“I thought I would look at the harsh reality of that rather than the nice side of the relationship which is usually seen.”

Her photographs formed part of her exam entry which she hopes will lead to studying for a foundation degree in animal welfare and behaviour.

She said: “I like art because you get given a theme and can go so many different ways with it. You can develop your own ideas.”

She was one of 23 pupils who put their entries for A-level and AS exams on show to coincide with its annual excellence evening.

Fellow A-level student Emily Hawes, 18, who hopes to study a foundation degree in art, created a multi-media piece, including textiles and sculptures, which showed beauty in unclean objects.

“I wanted to make something which looked beneath the surface with a microscope and see how beautiful it is underneath,” she said.