Students showcase creative talents in unique exhibition

Perth College UHI students have planned a unique ‘one-person, Covid-compliant’ exhibition to showcase their creative talents.

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Anne Marie McCloskey’s "No entry with a face covering" - 20" x 16" Acrylic on canvas

Launching on Wednesday 10th February, the HND Contemporary Art Practice students were asked to hold their exclusive ‘one-person’ exhibition in their home, garden, or somewhere safe, invite along their household if safe and to document the process.

Simon Reekie, Programme Leader for Art and Contemporary Practices, said: “This group of art students are turning their hands to developing their own art practice and styles. It’s wonderful to see the creative spirit emerging from the students despite the current situation we find ourselves in. Watching the students develop a community of creative learners with compassionate and passionate support to each other through these difficult times has filled me with hope for the future. It really demonstrates the power and impact that art making in a supportive environment can have on mental health.”

Student Anne Marie McCloskey, explained: “I’ve really missed sharing art in the studio with the class, as work is much better understood and appreciated in person. However due to COVID-19, we have all had to adapt to how we share our creativity to make the online experience an inspiring and collaborative one.”

Peter Robertson explained his artwork: “This work is something different for me: it’s opened my mind to my work and what I can do.” Samantha McKechnie added: “I have tried to create a final image that shows in death we are all equal, we all just become trees in the end.”

The exhibition can be viewed at