Loughborough Alumni


4 Feb 2019

Alumna helps illustrate London campus’ creative offer

Josie Gledhill has created a visual art map and guide for Loughborough students who wish to learn more about the creative landmarks, buildings and galleries based around the Loughborough University London campus.

Covering the area in and around Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the map features the Chisenhale Art Gallery, Chatsworth Road Market and the Hackney Picturehouse.

LU Arts have produced the map and guide to highlight the abundant cultural opportunities available to Loughborough London students within a short distance of their campus.

Josie, who graduated in 2015 with a BA in Visual Communication (Illustration), has previously been employed as an artworker for a party and wedding product company, before becoming a freelance illustrator based in Manchester.

She added: “For the Loughborough University London art map, I wanted to create something that reflected the vibrant personality of the location, and something that was both informative and attractive. I visited Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to get a sense of the area and to do some sketching and to photograph some of the location points on the map.

“I really enjoyed the process of using the materials I gathered to create the final map, and hope that I have managed to effectively capture all that the area has to offer!”

The guide also provides information on how LU Arts can support students in developing their creative skills, both practically and financially, and facilitate arts events and activities in London through schemes such as art grants and creative skill share.

Nick Slater, Director of LU Arts, commented: “We hope that the map and guide will not only provide London students with information on how LU Arts can support their creative ambitions, but also make them aware of the rich cultural offer that is on their doorstep.”

A copy of the map can be viewed online.

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