Joined by staff from across the University, we welcomed three of our recently graduated artists:
- Sachin Limbachia, BA (Hons) Graphic Design
- Kitty Griffiths, BA (Hons) Metalwork and Jewellery
- Alicia Gledhill, BA (Hons) Creative Arts Practice
Guests were taken on a guided tour of the building, given limited edition postcards to decorate their office, and enjoyed talking to the students and hearing about their experiences. Tracey Lancaster, Director of Corporate Affairs said: ‘The Art in the Library project puts outstanding, creative and widely diverse student work in the very latest learning spaces, providing flexible, modern and student centred facilities. It captures what our University is all about!’
Each student had their photograph taken with their work, and came away with a feeling of prestige at receiving positive recognition for their achievements.
There will be a spotlight feature on each of them next week but a few highlights from the event included a welcome from Nuala Devlin, Director of Learning and Information Services, and a quote from Lord Robert Winston:
“Offering a creative environment for students is a positive way to encourage their individual learning styles. The concept of having art around the building that reflects the nature of their studies shows thought and care for the student wellbeing on a physical and emotional level.
Students learn in so many different ways, and having something bright or thought-provoking can help them to enjoy their surroundings and promote new ways of thinking. It can bring inspiration and sometimes, a little light relief to the hothouse of the study environment.”
If you missed out on last night’s celebrations, why not come up to Collegiate for a look around the learning centre? Take a look at some tweets from the night: