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Exhibition: The Art Schools of the Midlands

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Martin Hall Gallery presents 'The Art Schools of the Midlands', the latest iteration of John Beck and Matthew Cornford’s ambitious Art School Project exploring the history and legacies of the nation’s art schools. The project combines original photography, textual and archival materials to examine the vital role art schools have played, and continue to play, in the cultural and economic life of our towns and cities.

The Loughborough exhibition focuses on the impressive number of art schools located in the Midlands and features original photographic images of all 48 sites from across the region, from Hereford to Boston, Chesterfield to Northampton, alongside a display of archival images and ephemera focusing specifically on the history of Loughborough College of Art.

The exhibition aims to create a space for dialogue and debate, raising questions about the role of the arts and art education in relation to community, history, and identity, and the shifting complex role of cultural production and cultural labour in the contemporary environment.


There is step-free access into the gallery via a ramp and side door. During opening hours, there will be an invigilator on duty in the gallery. If you require their assistance, then please alert them on arrival by calling to them or waving at them – the entrance to the gallery is fully glazed and the main entrance door should be open. 

View the access guide for Martin Hall on AcessAble.

If you have any specific access requirements, then please contact in advance of your visit and we will do our best to accommodate them.

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