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Art on campus

As well as our historic art collection, some of which is housed in the Picture Gallery, and the statues that appear around campus, in June 2013 a permanent contemporary installation was unveiled in the Windsor Building.

Human Chemistry, by artist Mary Branson, was commissioned to mark 10 years of Community Action, our wonderful student volunteering programme, which aims to build bridges between the College and its local communities - enhancing the quality of life in disadvantaged sections of the community and allowing staff and students to gain new perspectives and skills.

The artwork was created from porcelain discs made in community workshops (including youth centres and the local day centre), and the artist's vision was inspired by the symbolism of chemical elements that make up our bodies, forming a structure of interlinked daily complex reactions. The overall effect is a beautiful shaft of light exposing the floating dust in the air.



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