5th March 2002

 

EXHIBITION DRAWING STUDENTS TOGETHER

 

A touring showcase of drawings by Fine Art students across the country is currently on display at the University of Lincoln School of Art and Design.

 

The exhibition has been organised by a new national network of universities to spotlight the role of drawing in the Fine Art curriculum and to spark interaction and debate, as well as to benefit the students themselves through the sale of work.

 

It is also hoped in the future to expand the network both in this country and internationally, and to develop other initiatives such as website, CD-Roms, linked conferences and workshops, and to form similar complementary networks of interested parties.

 

“This is a very exciting opportunity and one in which the University of Lincoln, and the Lincoln School of Art and Design, were delighted to take part,” said Jayne Bingham, Head of Fine Art in Lincoln.

 

“The exhibition has not only raised the profile of drawing as an element of Fine Art study but made it a renewed subject for artistic debate such as its relevance in the 21st century and about how we draw and why.

 

“We hope people will come and see the quality of work produced by Fine Art students in this and other parts of the country, and be reminded that drawing remains an important artistic tool in this age of multi-media technology.  Visitors also have chance to buy pieces they like.”

 

Other institutions taking part are: Duncan and Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee, Lancaster University, De Montfort University, Leicester, Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education, University of the West of England and the University of Wolverhampton.

 

The exhibition will be at the Lincoln School of Art and Design on Lindum Road until March 15th.

 

For more information please contact the school on 01522 512912.

 

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For more information contact: Anna Godley, Press Assistant

University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886042 Email: agodley@lincoln.ac.uk

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