The AA2A project is a national set of schemes, providing visual artists and designers with the opportunity to undertake a period of research, using workshop and supporting facilities in fine art and design departments of Higher and Further Education institutions.
This scheme helps creatives realise their ambitions, whilst giving our students the opportunity to visualise their future from working alongside, and interacting with practising artists and makers.
Meet the four artists who have been awarded AA2A placements at Loughborough University below.
I'll be developing skills in sculpture and printmaking, which I hope to take back to continue in my studio in Leicester to create a collection of works to showcase at a solo exhibition in Leicester Museum in 2022.
As a sound and visual artist, Lucy's will look to translate 2D drawings inspired by birds and weather into 3D wall-based and floor-based sculptures. Eventually, Lucy would love to create a large-scale outdoor public art piece that woukd be displayed somewhere like a National Trust property or the Yorkshire Sculptture Park.