Presenting artworks created by our young, skillful, intelligent and creative students at CIS.
The CIS art exhibition is an annual event put up by the department of Art & Design to enrich the learning experience of the students as well as to embed the 21st century learning in them, which features creativity. The event which was targeted at sharpening the students’ art and designing skills while they explore the real world of Art, held from the 4th to the 5th of June 2018.
This year’s thrust was on combining efforts with the UN to realise the sustainable development goals. In view of this, the students unleashed incredible creativity on canvasses, cartons, boards and other mediums, to produce works created out of recycled materials ranging from plastic to acrylic; newspaper to stationery paper; toothpicks to pencils; discarded hair extensions to buttons; metal bottle caps to plastic bottle caps; rice grains to match sticks; plastic straws to plastic bags; cotton wool to fabric pieces; shells to assorted beads; thread to tissue paper; etc;.
It is amazing to see how precisely the students addressed the UNSDGs through such brilliant artistic expressions. Special attention was paid to goals 12 and 13 which focus on Responsible Consumption and Production otherwise known as recycling, and Climate Action respectively hence the exhibition was themed: ‘DYNAMIC METAMORPHOSIS’.
Looking at the art works, one can only guess how far the students must have traveled down inspiration lane to come up with such fantastic pieces. How funner can learning get?
The charismatic expression of the young people’s concern for a better society speaks a lot about their sensitivity and understanding of the UN’s objective. It also extends further to give us hope for a bright future; hope for great leaders in the near future. An indepth review of this initiative reveals much more than a campaign for goals 12 and 13 as identified earlier. It otherwise addresses Quality Education; Good Health and Well Being; Industry Innovation & Infrastructure; Reduced Inequalities and Partnerships for the Goals. These are goals 4, 3, 9, 10 and 17 respectively. The interpretation is as expressed below:
- It can only take quality education to help children and young people discover and hone such skills.
- Putting plastic to other good use besides using them as food utensils will ensure a healthier society. In addition, our environment can be cleaner if all plastics are collected for recycling rather than make them litter items. Call it a widespread campaign on environmental protection.
- Surely, this is an innovation revolution of the art industry as it projects the beauty of art and, it spearheads a reawakening to explore same with emphasis on the dynamisms of contemporary art. Knowing that some of these young industry revolutionists are as young as six years is much more fascinating.
- The joint effort of the young boys and girls to bring this initiative to reality is highly commendable, considering that all of the art pieces are done with spectacular details and story. One can hardly tell a boy’s work from a girl’s. More interesting is the fact that some of the installations were achieved via team work between girls and boys. This is a perfect demonstration of equality in all ramifications considering that the students represent different genders and nationalities and still are able to work harmoniously to successfully achieve their aim on the art exhibition. This also strongly highlights our diversity values within the CIS community where all of us of different genders and, from different roots and cultures respect and appreciate each other.
- Presently, one of our students is an ambassador of Goal 17 on an initiative towards the 17 goals which CIS is actively involved in. This same ambassador also took active part in the art exhibition that we celebrate today.
Through this exhibition, our students have further displayed their prowess and high competitiveness in Art and Design. Their performance in the project is proof again, that CIS delivers 21st century learning.
We are very proud of how well our students assimilate and how they are able to impact the society with initiatives inspired by their rich learning experience. Congratulations to all of them! Here is wishing them all the best as they march on to become global change makers.
It is exciting to see how the young girls and boys are impacting the society and we wish them all the best as they march on to become global change makers. Big congratulations to all of them!
We also thank parents and everyone who has supported the exhibition one way or the other. Special thanks to Geodetic Offshore Services Limited for their continued support to the CIS Art & Design department.
Kudos to the entire Art & Design team for a well organised exhibition.
Please see photos of some artworks below.