Our Fine Art students visit Copenhagen!

Our BA (Hons) Fine Art students have recently enjoyed a five day trip to Denmark's capital, Copenhagen. The students had the chance to explore Copenhagen's extremely diverse art scene visiting attractions such as ARKEN Museum of Modern Art.

Fine Art students Copenhagen
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From left: Hannah Lockwood, Olivia Wileman, Briony Cousins, Sophie Bryan and Bethany Thompson

Our BA (Hons) Fine Art students have recently enjoyed a five day trip to Denmark's capital, Copenhagen. The optional study trip was open to students across all three years of the course, and gave them the chance to explore Copenhagen's extremely diverse art scene.

The itinerary included the opportunity to visit various attractions including Charlottenborg Palace and ARKEN Museum of Modern Art. The students had plenty of free time to explore the city and conduct their own research, visiting places such as Freetown Christiana, The Happy Wall and the harbour front area, Islands Brygge.

Senior Lecturer, Derek Sprawson told us: "Copenhagen is a thriving centre for contemporary art with numerous publicly supported museums and galleries available as well as lots of commercially run spaces. Experiencing art first hand is an essential ingredient in the study of Fine Art. Travelling abroad on a study trip builds relationships between the students, they experience something collectively over a short but intense period of time. They share and discuss their understanding of the art they are looking at and the excitement of exploring a foreign city, this re-enforces the community ethos that is fundamental to the Fine Art course."

Fine Art student, Briony Cousins said: "The highlight of the trip for me was visiting Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, it was the most stunning gallery I have ever been too. It had views of the ocean and its own sculpture park, it blew my artistic mind! I would recommend the study trip to everyone and anyone. The trip was fantastic in all ways imaginable and it ignited motivation within my own practice which has been crucial in influencing my context."

Student, Hannah Lockwood added: “Since coming back from Copenhagen I have been much more motivated in terms of my studies; seeing the art scene in another country has opened my eyes to a different style of working. I would recommend this trip to anyone, not just other students! The highlight of Copenhagen was getting to make so many friends across all three years of the course. Since returning to University I have maintained these friendships and the studios in general feel much more social. Copenhagen is an absolutely beautiful city and possibly the nicest place I have ever visited. There is so much to see and do and from a course point of view, the art is fantastic!"

Our Fine Art students visit Copenhagen!

Published on 10 March 2015
  • Category: School of Art & Design

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