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Room with a view

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 livingrooms 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 Edit 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.  

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

Find out more

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

Find out more about the Edinburgh College of Art.

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