Simone Williams, an Art student at Coleg Menai, has had three pieces of her artwork selected for the MidWales Arts Centre's Climate Emergency Exhibition.

Taking place between April 15th 2021 and May 23rd 2021, the exhibition aims to raise awareness of the importance that everyone should play their part in reducing their carbon footprint, and valuing the natural world.

Over 40 artists from across Wales, the UK and Europe have used their artistic skills and imagination to create works intended to increase awareness, provoke thought and conversation and promote change.

Simone's pieces address environmental, ecological and sustainability issues by combining conceptual aesthetics with a pressing concern for the environment. Highlighting issues of over-consumption, mass consumerism and the disregard for the environment. The artwork specialises in sculpture, installation and photography to raise questions regarding the unsustainable consumption of earth's resources and the effect humanity is having on the planet and its changing climate.

Simone has studied a wealth of Art courses at Coleg Menai, having begun her journey at the College in 2001 studying A-Level Art and Design / Photography in 2001. More recently, Simone spent three years studying the BA Fine Art Degree from 2015 to 2018, and is currently enrolled on the MA Fine Art Program at Parc Menai.

Simone said, "I am so pleased to have been chosen to exhibit at the exhibition - especially as it shines a light on such an important topic. My tutors at Coleg Menai have been so helpful and supportive!"

The exhibition will be suitable for all ages; artists have used film, installations, paintings, prints, photography, ceramics and sculpture to express their ideas, increase our awareness and suggest solutions.

For more information about the exhibition, please visit: https://midwalesarts.org.uk/event/stop-act/