My daughter’s blog post on her year at Sheffield Hallam University studying Fine Art
Given the rather grand exterior of the old post-office building on High Street, ‘Sheffield Hallam Institute of Arts’, I was surprised to find that Fine Art students were chucked in the shed at the back.
We were divided into rather claustrophobic cubicles, each occupied by an average of 8-10 students allowing only a few feet of studio space for each individual. There were no designated places in each cubicle for people to go. As time went by and people produced more outcomes of work, conditions got very cramped, and it was hard to work.
I can remember doing one drawing in my shared studio space the whole time I was at Hallam. All other work I did at home. Though tutors criticised students who didn’t make use of their studio space.
At the beginning, as there were no specific designated spaces in each cubicle, there was almost a dog eat…
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