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University of Suffolk fine art exhibition has taken over the Ipswich Waterfront building





Students have told of the inspirations behind their work as they show off their artwork at an exhibition.

On display are the works of final year Fine Art students at the University of Suffolk, which has taken over the foyer of the Ipswich Waterfront building.

The exhibition, called Equilibrium, featured small and large drawings, paintings, multi-sensory installations and sculptures, depicting the natural world, landscapes, memories and more.

Emmalene Maguire displays her work at the exhibition. Picture: University of Suffolk
Emmalene Maguire displays her work at the exhibition. Picture: University of Suffolk

One flourishing artist is Emmalene Maguire, who said she was inspired to create her artwork by an old photo album.

She added: “I took inspiration from childhood memories and considered how these have been distorted by the passage of time.

Pippa Worthington took inspiration from local views and wildlife. Picture: University of Suffolk
Pippa Worthington took inspiration from local views and wildlife. Picture: University of Suffolk

“I used meditative mark making and the elemental energy of fire painting to describe my response to these images as a mature woman.

“After I graduate, I hope to progress to a Masters in children’s illustration for my future practice."

Another student, Pippa Worthington, painted on canvas, and wanted to show off local wildlife and views.

Her work was inspired by animals near the sea.

Some of the work on display at the Waterfront building. Picture: University of Suffolk
Some of the work on display at the Waterfront building. Picture: University of Suffolk

She wanted to reflect how oceans connect people and places across cast distances.

Pippa hopes to continue to explore this theme from other coastal communities around the world.

Kay Parker took her inspiration from the organic forms and textures of the natural world.

Kay Parker took inspiration from organic forms. Picture: University of Suffolk
Kay Parker took inspiration from organic forms. Picture: University of Suffolk

She said: “My inspiration comes from the amalgamation of place, energy and the natural elements, capturing a moment in time to expose the visual magic of impact of rain, or the dance of the wind on canvas.”

Equilibrium is open to the public on Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm.

It runs through until February 23.