13th June 2002




Fine Art students in Hull are being told their Anlaby Road building will remain part of the University of Lincoln for longer than planned. 


At the end of last year the university took a decision to dispose of the grade two listed building either in 2002 or 2003.


Following a strategic review of art and design the University of Lincoln has decided to delay the proposed move of the painting elements of its Fine Art department to the Queens Gardens campus.


Fine Art students will now not move from Anlaby Road until 2004, or possibly 2005.  The exact timing will depend on work planned for the Queens Gardens building for which a budget of £2m has been earmarked.


At the end of this investment a much extended and improved Queens Gardens will be the principal building for art and design students in Hull. 


“It is educationally beneficial to have art and design students in the same location, working together, learning from each other and encouraging the creation of an artistic community in that part of the city,” said university spokesman Jez Ashberry. 


“To keep painters separated from the rest of the student community has never been satisfactory, however much the students may have welcomed Anlaby Road’s isolation and space.


“Now all art and design students will benefit from the universitiy’s substantial investment in quality spaces and facilities at Queens Gardens.”


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For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk


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