International students at D&A College have organised an art exhibition which has been inspired by their time in Scotland.
The students, all of whom study at the Arbroath Campus, have created more than 200 pieces which together they have called Scotland in our Eyes.
A total of 19 students, from Talinn in Estonia in the north to Torre Boldone in Italy in the south, have been working on this exhibition since October last year in a bid to share their experience, culture and pride in living in Scotland, with local residents.
The display, which is being staged in the upstairs area at Arbroath Library, includes art, crafts, photographs, video and writing.
Angus Provost Helen Oswald was welcomed to the exhibition by the students.
English for Speakers of Other Languages lecturer Linda Archibald said one of the aims of the work is to let people walk in the creators’ shoes.
She said: “Some of the pieces on show illustrate what it is like change job. For example one student used to work in a casino and nightclub in Latvia and ended up to picking potatoes in blizzard conditions in Angus.
“There are also decorative pieces of art such as a vase embellished with over a thousand coins and practical crafts such as recipes for Polish cakes.”
She added that it offered a taste of what is like to move from one’s homeland, with all its familiar customs and traditions, to a new place where they have to learn to adjust.
The launch was followed by a community consultation event ran by a team of researchers from Glasgow and Swansea Universities who have been researching migration in Angus.
The students had the opportunity to meet local stakeholders and voice their opinions on ESOL provision in Angus as well as community life and community engagement.
The exhibition, which is open during normal library hours, runs till Friday May 27.