Site-Seeing Exhibition


Lauren McLaughlin installing exhibition at Creative Exchange

Lauren McLaughlin installing exhibition at Creative Exchange

Click on the link below to see the final post by last terms AIRetc Lauren McLaughlin. Lauren has posted images of her excellent exhibition at Creative Exchange in Leith, Edinburgh.

Everyone on HND CAP would like to thank Lauren for her wonderful contribution to the course over the course of 5 months. Her contribution to crits and discussions was invaluable as were her talks and the fantastic collage workshops she led.

Site-Seeing Exhibition.

Lauren McLaughlin new post, AIRetc…

Lauren McLaughlin Exhibition Poster

Our current AIR and former student Lauren is preparing for her solo show ‘Site-Seeing’ at Creative Exchange Gallery in Leith on June 20th!

See how Lauren’s preparations for the show are going in her latest post on the AIRetc website

Collage workshops: Lauren McLaughlin-AIRetc


AIRetc Lauren McLaughlin is currently running a series of workshop looking at the history and development of collage in contemporary art practice since its early beginning in Cubism, Dada through Surrealism and Pop to the work of current artist. In her latest posting on the AIRetc blog Lauren discusses the workshops and presents some of the work she has shared with the CAP1 students.

EdinColl profile #AIRetc Lauren McLaughlin

Artist in residence profile 

Lauren McLaughlin

(Original post on Edinburgh College Website:

Lauren McLaughlin is the artist in residence at Edinburgh College. The Artist in Residency (AIR) programme welcomes emerging artists and designers who have studied at the college in the past to work in the college’s state-of-the-art studios. The AIR programme gives students the opportunity to work alongside talented artists to develop their own creative practice.

Lauren, who studied HND Contemporary Art Practice at Edinburgh College, has exhibited at several reputable exhibitions across the UK including Valentines Mansion in London, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshops, the 2|1|4|1 Members Show at SWG3 Glasgow and the 03 Gallery, Oxford. She uses a mixture of mediums to create striking pieces, including sculpture, photography, installations and is best known for her collages.
What was the best part of your course at college?
For me, the best part was the variety of projects and activities I took part in during my time at college. Through participating in group projects, working with fellow students as well as numerous educational visits to galleries and artists spaces, we learnt so much and gained so many experiences in a relatively short period of time.
How has the college supported you or set you up as an artist?
The lecturing staff on the course were definitely a major source of support and encouragement. Their dedication not only to their current students but the continued support of the alumni throughout their careers is fantastic. During my time at college we also had a lot of visiting artists and lecturers, which really gave us a great insight into a professional arts career and prepared me for life after college.
Click on the link to read the article and interview with Lauren in full:
You can also find out more about Lauren and our previous AIRetc… artists on the new “The Artists” page on the AIRetc… blog:

New AIRetc post by Lauren McLaughlin





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Now that I’m nicely settled into the college and  the AIR studio, I guess its about time for my introductory post!

I’ve been here for a few weeks now, taking over from the lovely Hayley Mathers who gave me lots of useful advice and insights into her time as AIR over the past few months. Hayley’s show; ‘SUN’ was held at the Sculpture Workshops a couple of weeks ago and it was great to see the work she produced during her time at the college. I wrote a wee review of the show which you can have a read of here:

Having a studio again has been fantastic, since graduating in 2012 I’ve been working from home on my kitchen table which really isn’t ideal when the table has to be used for eating dinner, doing your child’s homework and making art all at the same time. In saying that, the whole process has really informed my practice over the past year or so and my hope is that these ideas and processes of working will be able to be developed in a larger and more coherent scale in the studio – but more on that later.

Read Laurens first post in full here: