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8 June 2011 | PR 11/68

Students to show at Royal Academy exhibition

Promoted to Glory

Promoted to Glory by Jane Domingos

Two students from Loughborough University’s School of the Arts have become the institution’s first ever students to exhibit at a Royal Academy of Arts show.

Masters students Emma Jackson and Jane Domingos (nee Tansley) have been selected from over 11,000 entries to exhibit their work at the prestigious Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition.

The annual exhibition is the world’s largest open submission contemporary art show and showcases work by both emerging and established artists in all media including painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, architecture and film.

Jane’s 6’x8’ Promoted to Glory canvas is part of a series of paintings that evolved following the death of her elderly mum last year. The series explores the theme of passing away and reflects on the idea of a presence created by objects left behind.

Promoted to Glory deals specifically with the last remnant and extinguishing of life. Mother of five Jane is in her first year of a part-time Masters in Art and Design Studio Practice.

Fellow Art and Design Masters student Emma recently returned to Loughborough to study, 13 years after first completing a Fine Art degree at the University. For the last ten years she has led an Art and Design Faculty, working on the Senior Leadership team, at the City of Leicester College.

Emma’s 115cmx70cm oil on board painting Green Green Grass was inspired by Stoughton Aerodrome and is part of a series reflecting her personal experiences of landscapes. 

“When I found out my work had been chosen for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition I was shocked, surprised and delighted,” she said. “I feel really lucky to have been selected from such a large and vast field. 

“In Leicestershire my works represent places of personal significance, places I know well. More recently I have been exploring Scotland’s landscape and its relationship to wilderness. I am drawn to wild and remote places where beauty is bleak.”

Loughborough University School of the Arts Director Professor Marsha Meskimmon added:

“This is a wonderful achievement for Jane and Emma and we are rightly proud of the quality of the students on our Masters programme in Art and Design.”

Both artists have sold their paintings during the exhibition’s private viewings.

The summer exhibition runs from 7 June to 15 August at the Royal Academy of Arts, London. Tickets are available on the door or can be purchased in advance at www.royalacademy.org.uk or by phone on 0844 209 0051.

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Notes for editors:

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It was awarded the coveted Sunday Times University of the Year 2008-09 title, and is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in national newspaper league tables. In the 2010 National Student Survey, Loughborough was voted one of the top universities in the UK, and has topped the Times Higher Education league for the UK’s Best Student Experience every year since the poll's inception in 2006. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, the University has been awarded six Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

Loughborough is also the UK’s premier university for sport. It has perhaps the best integrated sports development environment in the world and is home to some of the country’s leading coaches, sports scientists and support staff. It also has the country’s largest concentration of world-class training facilities across a wide range of sports.

It is a member of the 1994 Group of 19 leading research-intensive universities. The Group was established in 1994 to promote excellence in university research and teaching. Each member undertakes diverse and high-quality research, while ensuring excellent levels of teaching and student experience.

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