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Glasgow art students go ahead with degree show despite fire

It is a great achievement for those art degree students putting on the show, according to Car Hire Glasgow Airport considering much was lost in the fire.

There is a strong-minded feeling by students of The Glasgow School of Art as they launched their degree show despite many outstanding pieces being lost to the fire in May this year. The famous library and much of the students work was lost from the historic Mackintosh building.

Professor Tom Inns, director of The Glasgow School of Art, said “I am pleased to confirm that the GSA degree show for our architecture and design students will go ahead as planned. This will offer the public not only the opportunity to see work by a new generation of creative talent. I am also delighted to announce that images provided by our final year fine art students will be the focus of a specially curated exhibition in McLellan Galleries which will coincide with architecture and design degree shows.”

The show will display more than 500 students work, with a special display of digital prints in the nearby Mclellan Galleries. The artwork is also being compiled into a book to help raise money for those who lost work in the fire.

Fine art student Alexander Haukrogh Jensen said, “I lost everything in the fire. That’s why the art I have submitted for this show is a blank canvas. I lost pictures, sketchbooks, the lot. I was numb for a long time. It felt totally surreal. To cap it all, just the other week, the roof collapsed on my house so all my clothes and things are ruined. I am still upbeat even though I have lost a lot. I still have my ideas – I can’t lose those. It took me over a week to get over it – before I could even get my head around it.”