Sanctuary: a digital green space

Feeling bored at home? Now is the best time to visit an exhibition at home to bring you calm and joy, brought to you by MA students from the University of Leeds.

Sanctuary: a digital green space is an online exhibition exploring nature through art. The depicted balance of nature and humanity encourages introspection on what nature means to you.

Many of us have lost touch with green spaces during the COVID-19 pandemic, which is negatively affecting our mental health. This exhibition aims to bring the calming atmosphere of natural art, provided by The Art Institute of Chicago, to you in the comfort of your home.

Start your journey here to enjoy the beauty of nature and positively reenergise your mental wellbeing.

Get involved and share your own experiences of green spaces too! Submit photos, artwork or stories directly to the website here to participate in the growth of this online natural sanctuary.

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Sanctuary: a digital green space is part of a wider series of exhibitions and projects undertaken by MA students from the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies as part of an Interpretations course module.


Francis Picabia, Têtes-paysage, 1928, 1966.476, The Art Institute of Chicago. © 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris.