In an attempt to capture life in the North East throughout lockdown, Amberside invited local enthusiastic photographers to submit images capturing life in lockdown within the region. The ‘Lockdown Living’ exhibition, held by Newcastle’s very own Side Gallery showcased work from a number of Newcastle College University Centre’s talented Digital Arts HE students.

Whilst an ongoing relationship between the College and Amber meant that University Centre students were encouraged to apply, there was an open call for submissions, highlighting just what an achievement it was for six of the University Centre’s students to become finalists.   

This is not the first time that Newcastle College students have been featured in Side Gallery, with many previous students going down the route of documentary photography which is the type of work that Side Gallery represents.

View the artwork, alongside the meaning and descriptions by the artists below: