Room with a view

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Edinburgh students turned the coronavirus lockdown into an opportunity to channel their creativity for a virtual art exhibition in collaboration with Google.

As part of a project with online platform Google Arts & Culture and several art schools around the world, including the Edinburgh College of Art, students were encouraged to express themselves through their art while at home during lockdown.

With campuses closed, bedrooms and living rooms became studios and creative spaces. The resulting artworks by these resilient and resourceful students produced for the aptly named project, Room with a view, offer a snaphot into a time of looking out from within as the pandemic gripped the nation.

This photo gallery explores some of the captivating pieces by Edinburgh students who took part in the project. The full exhibition can be found on Google Arts & Culture, along with artworks by students at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Accademia di Belle Arti di Bologna, Central St Martins and the London College of Fashion.

Laundry migration by Florentina Abendstein
Waiting by Charlotte Nadeau
Parents by M.I.A
Firebear by Alexander Mackenzie
Residence life by Ming-Chen Liu
Sunrise outside my window by Shiya Xu
Room by He Zhu
View from my window by Evangelia Pressa
Not enough hands by Rachel Hutchison
If you’re tired of your view, can you paint a new one? by Maria Cecilie Wrang-Rasmussen
April clouds by Ela Ertan
Observation at home by Jiapo Chenb
Chakra chatter by Tallulah de Castro-Gray

View the full Room with a view exhibition at Google Arts & Culture.