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Published on:08 JUNE 2021

Article tags:Centre News

Article tags:Events

Work created in isolation by art students at Queen Mary’s College in Basingstoke has been put on display at Festival Place.

The popular shopping centre is showcasing work created by students of fine art, photography, graphics communication, textiles and art, and craft and design in one of its units.

Tom Cops, Teacher of Photography and Graphic Communication at QMC, said: “Over the most recent lockdown, the art students at Queen Mary's College worked hard to develop their projects, creating the work that will be presented at Festival Place.

“Deprived of access to the resources and environment of the classroom, their work has understandably changed, but has remained of an exceptional standard.

“Students from all our disciplines have not only adapted but thrived.

“From images of deserted streets and portraits created over Zoom, to shoes made from recycled materials, this work wouldn't have existed in the same way were it not for the lockdown.

“It's exciting to be able to showcase this work created in isolation in such a public arena."

FP Marketing Manager Emily Palmer said: “Here at Festival Place we love to host projects such as this.

“The imaginative work done at QMC certainly shows how talented our Basingstoke students are, and the display really brightens up a shop front.”

© Festival Place 2021