A Year 8 student at Lambeth Academy, Imani Brieussel Dickson, is celebrating after her artwork was selected for the Royal Academy of Arts’ prestigious Young Artists’ Summer Show.
The annual art show is an opportunity for pupils aged 5-19 across the country to have their work exhibited online and on-site at the Royal Academy of Arts. To enter the competition, pupils, their teacher or their parent must submit a photo of the artwork they have created online. These submitted pieces are then put before a judging panel of art experts, who have the difficult task of selecting the stand-out works that will go on to feature in the exhibition.
To win her place in this year’s competition, talented young artist Imani submitted a photograph entitled ‘Diversity’. Describing her artwork, Imani said:
“My art piece is a photograph of my feet in my skin matching pointe shoes that I took with the self-timer on my mum's SLR camera. The matching brown skins ballet shoes only came out in 2018 and I think it represents the development in which opportunities have opened for all in the world of ballet.”