Artwork created in isolation goes on public display at Festival Place

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

Fetsival Place is using one of its units to showcase work created by students of fine art, photography, graphics communication, textiles and art, and craft and design.

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: “This is such a fascinating project, and we’re delighted to be able to showcase the imaginative work of these talented students in one of our units.”

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