Lockdown Stories

We are living in unprecedented times.

The weeks of lockdown we have been living under have, for all of us, thrown up a range of emotions as we cope with the ups and downs of having our everyday lives changed dramatically.

For our staff and students, lockdown has presented the chance to reflect on their practice and explore their creativity. They have developed their skills in resilience, adaptability and improvisation and produced pieces of work that reflect the times we are living in.

From the home studios, kitchen tables and spare bedrooms, we wanted to share some of the great work being done during this difficult time. We’ve selected just some of our students, from a range of courses, to share their lockdown stories below.

Featured stories

In March 2020 the country closed down. We were told to stay at home, not travel, not meet family and
Nadine explains how she has been working in the studio during lockdown -
Tim Bailey, one of our workshop experts, describes using the facilities to create PPE for the NHS -
Final year Fashion Design student Lauren describes her lockdown experience -
Find out how Hannah has used lockdown to explore new processes -
Meet Hannah, one of our final year Interior Design students -
From a homemade green screen to painting on fake designer bags, how Harvey has created in lockdown -
"This time out has definitely shifted my mindset into appreciating my practice more" Sophia explains what lockdown has taught her
Sophie, a final year Fashion Image Making and Styling student, has been improvising during lockdown -