These collages were made by layering cuttings of paintings and photographs of sculptures, mouths and meat. The layering process led naturally to an animation which was used on social media to raise awareness of the national Pause or Pay campaign.
Pause or Pay UK is a UK-wide cross-university action group led by students that emerged in April 2020 as a response to the disruption of studio-based learning by the pandemic. Find out more about the campaign at pauseorpayuk.org
My role as student representative for my postgraduate class at Glasgow School of art took on new challenges when the pandemic hit. Since March 2020 I have been campaigning alongside the fellow students in Glasgow and the UK for a better outcome to our studies than our institutions are currently offering. We are fighting to have our circumstances as practice based learners recognised by our institution, seeking tuition fee refunds and a postponement option to studies, that acknowledge the realities of making art without access to necessary resources like specialist workshops, equipment and studio space. Since the camapign started we have raised our concerns with the Scottish education ombudsmen. They conducted an investigation into educational standards at GSA, which you can read here. The fight continues, please support us by following @pausorpayuk.