Crinan the backdrop for students’ hard work

Students' collected artwork in the perfect setting

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As settings for end-of-year art exhibitions go, you could do a lot worse than Crinan.

A group of five HND students at Argyll College UHI were faced with the prospect of having no such climax to their hard work, with the college and other indoor venues out of bounds due to Covid restrictions.

Undeterred, the group – Clare McCartan, Mo Clerk, Erine Fyfe, Pat Madej and Suzi Thomson – decided instead to head for the great outdoors and the stunning location of the Crinan basin, a perfect backdrop.

Though intended as a digital experience and not open to the public, this failed to stop a number of curious onlookers visiting throughout the exhibition on May 11.

The Contemporary Art Practice HND classmates are all keen to continue with their studies through to degree level, but the artwork on show was selected from this year’s coursework, tackling subjects such as climate change, domestic abuse, observational drawing, mixed media, printing and ceramics.