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Exhibition success for School of the Arts

Loughborough University’s School of the Arts is toasting the success of a recently completed exhibition held in Singapore.

The exhibition, which took place at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA), was a joint initiative between staff and research students in both institutions who have drawing at the centre of their practice. 

The title of the exhibition was 6767 Drawbridge which represents the physical distance between Singapore and Loughborough and their global connection.

The exhibition included work by 34 exhibitors, 15 of whom were from Loughborough.  The ‘home’ contingent was made up of members of the TRACEY Drawing and Visualisation research group.  They were accompanied by a number of alumni.  As well as displaying work in the exhibition visiting staff from Loughborough took part in a lectures and seminars attended by practitioners from Singapore and staff at NAFA.

The School of the Arts utilises drawing and visualisation as a primary research and development tool through its practice-based research, taught programmes and, increasingly, in its enterprise aspirations.  Many staff have drawing and visualization as a specialism and class the process of drawing as central to their research investigations. 

The exhibition presented an insight into the nature of individual working process and how this impacts on research and entrepreneurial practice. It also identified parallel practice between NAFA and Loughborough and areas for potential future collaborative practice.

The exhibition was opened by Dr Suzy Lingham, Director of Singapore Art Museum.  It ran from 11th April until 20th May. The initiative received joint funding from NAFA’s Department of Design and Media and the Loughborough Enterprise Project Group.