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20th January 2010, 4:41pm
Results of giant art experiment go on show
Artwork in The Winter School Exhibition The results of a major experimental art, design and education project have gone on display in a brand new public exhibition.

More than 500 first year students took part in The Winter School, run by the University of Lincolnís Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design, last week.

Professor Mary Stuart, vice-chancellor of the University of Lincoln, was joined by guests Ilsa Parry, winner of the BBC2 series 'Design For Life', and Suzanne MacLeod, a well-known design educator, in taking a first look at the completed work on Friday (15 January).

The project threw together designers, painters, illustrators, animators and even architects in a collective artistic effort. Working in groups of six, supported by tutors, students were given just a week to create original pieces of art and design based on varied and challenging design briefs.

The best of the students' artistic endeavours are now being displayed in a public exhibition. This is being held in the gallery of the School of Architecture on the Universityís Brayford Pool campus until Friday 22 January, open 10am-4pm daily.

The Winter School was organised by Pam Locker, programme leader for BA(Hons) Design for Exhibition and Museums and Andy Earl, programme leader for Architecture at the University of Lincoln. In total 523 students and 54 staff from across the Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design took part.

Pam said: "The most important and exciting thing about The Winter School was that all the teams were mixed. In one group we had fashion designers, fine artists, architects and creative advertisers all working together on an interior design project. It has been a very interesting experiment. We are really proud of the quality of the studentsí work, especially considering they had just a week to complete their projects, and we are looking forward to welcoming visitors to the exhibition."

All artwork in the exhibition is available to buy and charity donations are being taken, with all money raised going to help victims of the Haiti earthquake.

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