Photography students from West College Scotland have snapped up space at Braehead shopping centre for an exhibition. 

The Blue Car Park will host the event, which starts today, until April 8 and the exhibition will be on display from midday for four hours.

As some restrictions ease over the next few weeks, Lydia Brown, Braehead’s community development manager, believes this provides a safe way to soak up a bit of culture. 

She added: “We like to be innovative at Braehead and a drive-through photography exhibition in one of our car parks is certainly that, especially as it will be the first of its kind in the UK.

“It’s a great way of using the space we have creatively and at the same time, we’re giving students the chance to exhibit their excellent work in a unique setting.

The Covid-19 pandemic has put students and lecturers under pressure with the restrictions that are in place, and Robert Tabor, Curriculum Leader Photography, feels this is what makes this all the more impressive.

He explained: “I think there is so much talent and ability here in our photography courses here in Paisley. I had no choice but to find a way of letting as many people see it as possible.

“This idea was born out of the Covid situation – to show the work safely and in an interesting way – I’m so proud of the students this past year and their work in this exhibition. It was also a great opportunity to partner with Braehead and Nairnbrook and is a unique learning experience for the students”

25 of West College Scotland HND Photography students are involved, and the project will enable the students to show off their work and experience the challenges and practicalities of creating a real-life exhibition. 

John Masson, HND Photography Student at the Paisley Campus said: “When the pandemic struck we thought the course would stop at the college. 

“Actually, we have done more in some ways and learned new techniques and ways of working. Having an Exhibition in this way is really exciting – it’s a great opportunity to show my work and see it in this huge format – really pleased to part of it all”