Design by Amelia Vance

Image: Design by Amelia Vance

Anglo-Asian student exhibition to raise funds for local charity

Opening to the public later this month, Tension is a postcard exhibition featuring work by students on each pathway of Loughborough University’s Art and Design Foundation Studies course – 3D Design, Fashion and Textiles, Fine Art and Visual Communication – and a visiting group of Curatorship and Fine Art students from Joshibi University of Art and Design in Tokyo. The students will work together to curate the exhibition.

All the postcards in the exhibition will be for sale, with proceeds going to a local children’s hospice charity, Rainbows.

The students from Joshibi will be in the UK for a month, continuing a long-running exchange between the two universities. They will see the University’s campus and arts facilities, take part in English classes and spend time with Loughborough’s Fine Art and Foundation students.

Paula Gamble-Schwarz, Programme Director for Art and Design Foundation Studies, said: “This is a very special opportunity for our Foundation students to work in collaboration with visiting Joshibi students. Over the past two years, both cohorts have worked in unison to create a body of work that encourages engaging dialogue and mutual understanding of their respective cultures. From this venture springs not only a very rich and varied body of work, but also lasting friendships.

“We are delighted to be able to support Rainbows Hospice which provides such a valuable service to local children and their families.”

Tension will be open to the public 10am-4pm, from Tuesday 26 February until Friday 1 March in the Fine Art Gallery, based in the School of the Arts, English and Drama, Loughborough University, Epinal Way, LE11 3TU.