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Student Work Celebrated in Online Summer Showcase

Outstanding work from Liverpool Hope University’s School of Creative and Performing Arts is being celebrated thanks to an online Summer Showcase.   

The month-long project will see 10 talented students profiled each week via the School’s @livhopecreative Instagram account. 

The pieces featured have been submitted by third year students on Fine Art, Design, Film & Visual Culture and MA Creative Practice courses, as well as from Hope alumni. 

Hope’s Dr Donal Moloney, Subject Lead in Fine Art, Film and Design, said the School was ‘proud’ of the achievements of its innovative students, who’ve found exciting new ways of working through the Covid-19 crisis. 

He explained: “We are delighted to present the School of Creative and Performing Arts Online Showcase. 

“Normally, at this time of year, we would welcome the public onto the Creative Campus to view the work created by our final year students in Fine Art, Design and Film and Visual Culture. It is the culmination of three years hard work, development and risk taking. 

“However, whilst there will be no physical exhibition this year due to Covid-19 restrictions - as is the case across the UK and beyond for our subjects - we want to showcase the outstanding student work to the public on our School Instagram page. 

“Without the specialist equipment, workshops, studios, our students have had to adapt quickly and work imaginatively within the restrictions of creating from home. 

“Staff have worked with students to be as resourceful as possible and develop creative solutions. 

“Students have managed to retain the 'creative voice' in their work which is a testament to their tenacity and perseverance. 

“We've seen incredibly inventive alternative ways of displaying work, from exhibitions in gardens, shows in apartments to the internet as a 'space' to 'site' work. 

“Whilst we acknowledge the enormous shift this has caused from the norm, we welcome everyone to explore the School Instagram and celebrate the great work that's been made by our students. 

“They've done us all proud and continue to do so.”

One of the first to be highlighted in the collection is Fine Art student Jessica Hughes, who specialises in portraiture through oil paint. 

She’s explored themes such as feminism, the perceived role of women in society, and the courage of cancer patients in her eye-catching work. 

Jessica told Hope: “Studying Fine Art has opened up a world of opportunities for the future, such as postgraduate study, that will continue to refine my skills as an artist whilst also learning how important the arts are in society.”

You can start to enjoy the Summer Showcase for yourself by heading here

Published on 22/06/2020