When looking is not enough...

New student art exhibition highlights key issues affecting the world today

Date posted

24 January 2019


A new student art exhibition in Edinburgh is calling for action to help put an end to a number of the key issues affecting the world as it is today.

Third year graphic design students from Edinburgh Napier University have launched a new exhibition entitled ‘Looking Is Not Enough’, which opened within the Institut français d’Ecosse building in Edinburgh last week.Looking Is Not Enough attendees

Featuring the work of students – alongside Graphic Design programme lead Myrna Macleod and technical co-ordinator Colin Malcolm – the pieces showcase a number of key issues affecting individuals around the world.

From Brexit, Universal Credit and human trafficking to depression and mental ill health, rape culture and invasion of privacy, the installations tell the story of freedom and loss as they collectively come together in a call to action for positive change.

The pieces have been produced by the students as part of an experiential graphic design module on the award-winning course which is taught from the University’s Merchiston campus.

Edinburgh Napier has a long-standing relationship with the Institut français d’Ecosse in Edinburgh and this exhibition will form part of the Institute’s Night of Ideas event on 31 January 2019.

Launched in 2016, the Night of Ideas is a project staged simultaneously within Paris, London and worldwide, which explores the latest world issues through a programme of debates, performances and film screenings.

‘Looking Is Not Enough’ runs until Sunday 3 February 2019 within the Institute’s Espace Projet Jacques Tati room. Free to enter, it is open from 10am to 6pm, Monday to Saturday.

Further information on the exhibition can be found here.

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