Mengxia Liu – Illustrated Zoom Background

Barber Home – Illustrated Zoom Background

We’re looking forward to welcoming new and returning UoB students this September! To celebrate, we’ve invited Mengxia Liu, a Birmingham-based artist, to create an illustration that captures the life and energy of the Barber and its beautiful original 1930s Art Deco foyer. Mengxia was inspired by contemporary movement duo, LYNNEBEC’s Barber Lates performance, January 2019.

As we cannot come together physically at this time, Barber Home aims to unite us virtually, celebrating the collection and championing students’ voices. Although the Barber building remains physically closed, why not take a tour of this lively drawing and learn more about the artworks that call our foyer – home  such as Auguste Rodin’s The Age of Bronze1877, and a 13th-century Italian Lion Mask – in our accompanying resource.

This illustration is free to download and makes the perfect Zoom or laptop background. Whilst you can’t make it to the gallery, the gallery will make it to you!


Find out more about the inspiration behind the illustration and explore our foyer here:

Illustrated Zoom Background

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