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Edinburgh students turned the coronavirus lockdown into an opportunity to channel their creativity for a virtual art exhibition in collaboration with Google.

As part of a project with online platform Google Arts & Culture and several art schools around the world, including the Edinburgh College of Art, students were encouraged to express themselves through their art while at home during lockdown.

With campuses closed, bedrooms and living rooms became studios and creative spaces. The resulting artworks by these resilient and resourceful students produced for the aptly named project, Room with a view, offer a snaphot into a time of looking out from within as the pandemic gripped the nation.

This photo gallery explores some of the captivating pieces by Edinburgh students who took part in the project. The full exhibition can be found on Google Arts & Culture, along with artworks by students at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Accademia di Belle Arti di Bologna, Central St Martins and the London College of Fashion.

Laundry migration by Florentina Abendstein

Waiting by Charlotte Nadeau

Parents by M.I.A

Firebear by Alexander Mackenzie

Residence life by Ming-Chen Liu

Sunrise outside my window by Shiya Xu

Room by He Zhu

View from my window by Evangelia Pressa

Not enough hands by Rachel Hutchison

If you’re tired of your view, can you paint a new one? by Maria Cecilie Wrang-Rasmussen

April clouds by Ela Ertan

Observation at home by Jiapo Chenb

Chakra chatter by Tallulah de Castro-Gray

View the full Room with a view exhibition at Google Arts & Culture.