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News: Lewis joins inter­na­tion­al artists for spe­cial Lon­don exhibition

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Lewis Andrews with his artwork 'Quarantined Light'
Lewis Andrews with his artwork 'Quarantined Light'

The Real­i­ty and its Dis­or­ders’ exhi­bi­tion, organ­ised by the Degrees of Free­dom’ artist group, was influ­enced by the glob­al pan­dem­ic, the effects of lock­down and the ways in which it has shaped our lives. 

Works, includ­ing video; per­for­mance; instal­la­tion; paint­ing; pho­tog­ra­phy and print were exhib­it­ed by an impres­sive inter­na­tion­al line up of more than 30 artists, rep­re­sent­ed from Italy, Ser­bia, Ger­many and New York, as well as across the UK

Lewis, 23, com­plet­ed a BTEC Lev­el 3 Art and Design course at the Col­lege back in 2016 and is now study­ing towards a Mas­ters in Fine Art at Leeds Arts Uni­ver­si­ty. He was reunit­ed with his for­mer Col­lege tutors, Tom Hack­ett and Julian Wood­cock, dur­ing the exhi­bi­tion, who were also exhibit­ing at the show. 

Tom said: It is real­ly impor­tant for us as art lec­tur­ers to lead by exam­ple and be active artists, and it was fan­tas­tic to find Lewis was also involved in the show. Noth­ing warms my heart more than see­ing stu­dents old and new get­ting their work out there and join­ing us in the real art world — it stands as a vin­di­ca­tion of every­thing we try and teach at Not­ting­ham College.” 

Lewis’ Quar­an­tined Light’ pho­tographs inves­ti­gate how we could use nat­ur­al sun­light as means to con­nect to our loved ones in a time where we seem most iso­lat­ed and anx­i­eties are at an all-time high. 

In these chal­leng­ing times it felt good to use my art­work to bring some enjoy­ment to peo­ple. It’s always great to get your work out there for the pub­lic to see, and it was won­der­ful to have my pho­tographs dis­played along­side my for­mer tutors. 

Attend­ing Not­ting­ham Col­lege was the best path for me to progress fur­ther with my art prac­tice. It allowed me to open-up ideas and process­es with­in my work, which I’m still work­ing with to this day as I study towards my Mas­ters Degree. 

 — Lewis Andrews
Tom and Julian with their response, 'One Metre Plus'
Tom and Julian with their collaboration 'One Metre Plus'
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  • 25th September 2020 (12:13 PM)
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