Scottish Poetry Library Collaboration

Last month our first year illustration and graphic design students set off to visit the Scottish Poetry Library. Staff at the library introduced us all to a range of poems dealing with many different themes. These included homelessness, war, migration and poverty. The students are now busy working together to create images, installations and objects in response to these poems.

For the first stage of this project we were lucky to be visited by the very talented artist Brigid Collins, who gave a fantastic workshop on making 3D art objects from a variety of materials. Students embraced the challenge and spent the first session making some beautiful work, before going on to photograph their work the following week. This latter stage provided the groups with the opportunity to display their objects in new ways, and through this collaborative process they achieved interesting, communicative and thought provoking images.

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