Archive for the ‘Audience’ category

Camberwell College is star of fashion shoot for Lurve Magazine

Cover of Lurve Magazine Issue 08 Spring/Summer 2014 with model Adwoa Aboah.

Cover of Lurve Magazine Issue 08 Spring/Summer 2014 with model Adwoa Aboah.

Camberwell College of Arts was featured in luxury fashion magazine Lurve, published this month, following a shoot which took place at the college in the spring term.  While the clothes and model, Adwoa Aboah, took centre stage, the college’s spaces and studios also had a starring role.  The spread features everywhere from the metalwork to the letterpress studios, the kiln room, corridors and studios.  Also featured is work by Camberwell students William Costelloe and Olga Lomaka from BA Painting and Charlotte Campbell from BA Sculpture.

The fashion spread was shot by Magnum photographer Olivia Arthur, well known for her incisive documentary work in Saudi Arabia and India.  Using film, this was her first fashion shoot.

Below are the photos from issue 08 of the magazine, which is available to buy in the UK from Claire de Rouen, Artwords bookstore and Wardour News.

Fashion spread shot at Camberwell College of Arts for Lurve Magazine Issue 08, Spring/Summer 2014.

Fashion spread shot at Camberwell College of Arts for Lurve Magazine Issue 08, Spring/Summer 2014.

 

Lurve_Magazine_CCA_Spread-2_web

Lurve_Magazine_CCA_Spread-3_web

Lurve_Magazine_CCA_Spread-4_web

Lurve_Magazine_CCA_Spread-5_web

Lurve_Magazine_CCA_Spread-6_web

Lurve_Magazine_CCA_Spread-7_web

Lurve_Magazine_CCA_Spread-8_web

Lurve_Magazine_CCA_Spread-9_web

Lurve_Magazine_CCA_Spread-10_web

Lurve_Magazine_CCA_Spread-11_web

Lurve_Magazine_CCA_Spread-12_web

Find out more about Lurve Magazine on their website.

Find out more about studying at Camberwell on our course pages.

Research // William Raban’s ‘Beating the Bridges: Richmond to Dartford’ at Museum of London Docklands exhibition

Beating the Bridges still

Still from ‘Beating the Bridges: Richmond to Dartford’ by William Raban. 11’ 15”, 16mm/video, colour, 1998.

‘Beating the Bridges: Richmond to Dartford’ by filmmaker and LCC Professor of Film William Raban is showing in a film installation as part of the Museum of London Docklands’ current ‘Bridge’ exhibition.

The free exhibition, which draws on the museum’s art collections to consider the significance of bridges within the London landscape, is open now until Sunday 2 November.

As well as exploring how London’s bridges allow people to experience the city, the show looks ahead to projects such as Thomas Heatherwick’s ambitious ‘Garden Bridge’ proposal, playing with the ideas of destination and crossing and tackling the key debates surrounding London and its bridges.

William’s 1998 film follows the Thames from the wealthy suburbs of west London, past the familiar landmarks of Chelsea, Westminster and the City, to the industrial flatlands beyond Dartford Bridge.

The 30 bridges spanning this stretch of the river provide acoustic spaces filled on the film’s soundtrack by ambient reverb and a live percussion score.

‘Beating the Bridges’ is presented in its own screening room within the gallery and will show continuously every day.

IMG_7556

‘Beating the Bridges: Richmond to Dartford’ installed at Museum of London Docklands

Read more about Research at London College of Communication.

The post Research // William Raban’s ‘Beating the Bridges: Richmond to Dartford’ at Museum of London Docklands exhibition appeared first on London College of Communication.

POSTGRADCHAT with Valeriya N-Georg

To celebrate Camberwell College of Arts Postgraduate Summer Show 2014 this week until the 23rd July, we’ve met with students and graduates to talk about their work and future plans.

MA Printmaking Valeriya N-Georg investigates the representation of the invisible through fragments of the physical body

 MA Printmaking Valeria N_Georg

CCA: What has your experience at Camberwell been like?

VN: I really enjoyed my two years at Camberwell. The first year I spent experimenting and playing with all the printmaking techniques trying to find something unique and original that I would fall in love with using the amazing workshops. And the second year I concentrated working with my newly born technique and my subject of work, listening to the tutors advice.

CCA: Please tell us about your work

VN: The subject matter of my work is the ultimate mystery of the relationship between the physical human body and the inner self (or the human spirit). Within my practice I am investigating the representation of the invisible through fragments of the physical body. I am interested in exploring the boundaries between the inner and outer body; between the physical and metaphysical; tangible and intangible, by exploring the tactile and the optical image.

MA Printmaking Valeria N_Georg

CCA: What are you showcasing in your degree show?

VN: The works I am creating and showcasing are monotype prints on a gel medium presented on a light box, thus combining media and pushing the boundaries of printmaking. The light box presentation illuminates the ink print made upon the gel surface and conveys a sense of a medical forensic examination on the surgeon’s table. I am showcasing a sculpture and large-scale digital collage prints as well, all made from my monotype prints on layered gel.

MA Printmaking Valeria N_Georg

CCA: What was your inspiration?

VN: I am inspired mostly by scientific and medical sources such as neuroscience and consciousness studies, but also from philosophy and theology. Spending many hours in museum collections about the human body has played a big role in the development of my art too.

MA Printmaking Valeria N_Georg

CCA: What are your plans after you graduate?

VN: First, I will continue creating work in my studio and apply for exhibitions nationally and internationally. My main aim is to get in touch with institutions like the Wellcome Trust and the Hunterian Museum, as I would like to apply for residencies there. To get in touch with scientists interested in collaborations with a visual artist like me is also one of my ambitions.

CCA: Any advice for fellow  students?

VN: Focus on your subject as early as possible and use the very helpful advice from the tutors, and especially from the course leader Johanna Love. She is amazingly supportive and helpful.

More about Valeria @ www.valeriya-n-georg.com

LCF’s Asger Juel Larsen wins International Woolmark Prize European Heat

Asper Juel Larsen - Winner of Woolmark Prize European Heat

Asger Juel Larsen – Winner of Woolmark Prize European Heat with his oversized cream coat. Photo: Vogue.co.uk

LCF 2011 MA Graduate Asger Juel Larsen was successful at winning the European heats for the International Woolmark Prize this week. He will now move on to the final where he will face off against four other menswear designers from Australia, America, Asia, India and the Middle East.

Copenhagen based designer Asger, a BAMA Fashion Design Technology: Menswear graduate, beat nine other names to be honoured in the first dedicated men’s category of the prize’s history. To win the regional semifinal competition, designers were tasked with creating a look made from Merino Wool to show to a panel at the Shangri-La Hotel in Paris.

One judge, director of menswear at Hermes, Veronique Nichanian, commented on Larsen’s excellent delivery:

Asger’s presentation was very structured and well-articulated, his research on fabrics and textures was elaborate and accomplished. The decision was made as one voice.

The decision to crown the London College of Fashion graduate’s oversized cream coat (pictured above) was unanimous according to reports. Other judges on the men’s board included James Leaford, Fashion Editor of GQ France; Sarah Andleman, Creative Director of Colette; and Tim Blanks, Editor-at-Large of Style.com.

Asger was lauded for his “commercial understanding and application of Merino wool” – his oversized cream jacket taking centre stage at the proceedings.

Asger must now design a capsule collection in Merino wool to be showcased during London Collections: Men in January 2015. Success in the final round would see the designer walk away with an additional 100,000 AUD (£54,000) along with the opportunity to be stocked in retailers such as Harvey Nichols in London, Colette in Paris and 10 Corso Como in Milan.

Read More…

The post LCF’s Asger Juel Larsen wins International Woolmark Prize European Heat appeared first on LCF News.

The House of Worth: Portrait of an Archive

The House of Worth: Portrait of an Archive

The House of Worth: Portrait of an Archive by Amy de la Haye & Valerie Mendes

Professor of Dress History and Curatorship, and Centre for Fashion Curation co-director, Amy de la Haye has co-authored a book on the House of Worth Archive with her V&A colleague, Valerie Mendes. The book was 6 years in the making and is published by the V&A, where both have worked as curators.

Charles Frederick Worth was an English designer who made his mark on the French fashion industry in the mid 19th Century and is widely considered the father of Haute Couture.

Their monograph brings together hundreds of photographs selected from the V&A’s unique archive of over 7,000 official house records. The images used capture the Worth style and offer fascinating insights into the daily routine of the House. The book tells the intriguing story of their acquisition and their historical context, and describes Worth’s international clientele of elegant women of wealth and power, from Lillie Langtry and Sarah Bernhardt to the Duchess of Marlborough.

Read More…

The post The House of Worth: Portrait of an Archive appeared first on LCF News.

LCC Student wins The Print Futures Award Scheme

1

Mirabel Fawcett, 2014.

Mirabel Fawcett, an LCC Postgraduate Diploma Design for Visual Communication student, recently won The Print Futures Award Scheme. The scheme offers grants to support young people studying or training in printing, publishing or the graphic arts. Each year only twenty people are awarded the grants in the UK.

After submitting a written application Mirabel was invited to an interview at the St Bride Foundation. Mirabel showed a selection of her work from different projects, all of which have elements that are tactile and handmade. If possible she binds the books she makes with a needle and thread, and in her latest project she has opted for cutting circles out by hand rather than having them laser-cut.

5

Mirabel Fawcett, 2014.

7

Mirabel Fawcett, 2014.

Mirabel explains “Continuing the theme of print and its tactile presence which I have been exploring at LCC, I am just starting my final project for the course, which will explore the role of independent publications in a technologically driven society.”

2

Mirabel Fawcett, 2014.

Mirabel, who studied Modern Languages before coming to LCC, has a particular interest in the design and production of independent publications, and after completing her course she hopes to gain more experience in print and the graphic arts and then come back to study further.

8

Mirabel Fawcett, 2014.

3

Mirabel Fawcett, 2014.

 

Read more about the Postgraduate Diploma Design for Visual Communication.

See more of Mirabel’s work.

The post LCC Student wins The Print Futures Award Scheme appeared first on London College of Communication.

Find New Ways to Play in Tuffnell Park

A playful new installation has arrived at in Tuffnell Park, London. The project was concieved and co-ordinated by Central Saint Martins graduates, with support from our widening participation team.

Until 27 July, The Homezone has taken up residence in Lupton Street, outside Eleanor Palmer School. The piece was conceived for Platzdeplay, an innovative collaborative project that works with groups of young people to examine the nature of play and public space.

As part of the project, there will also be urban interventions taking place in Saint-Erme and Stuttgart.

More information:
Find the installation on Google Maps
PlatzdePlay
Widening participation

The post Find New Ways to Play in Tuffnell Park appeared first on Central Saint Martins: News.

POSTGRADCHAT with Yuanying Cai

To celebrate Camberwell College of Arts Postgraduate Summer Show 2014 this week and until the 23rd July, we’ve met with students and graduates to talk about their work and future plans.

MA Designer Maker Yuanying Cai encourages us to find beauty within flaw growing crystals

MA Designer Maker Yuanying Cai

CCA: How has your experience at Camberwell been like?

YC: Studying at Camberwell, it felt like a very short time for me, but it was definitely a special experience. The course Designer Maker is not specific only for jewellery, it collaborated with other 3D designs, which make it more interesting. We met with different people working in other aspects of design and learnt new techniques from them. I felt like I was  struggling at first, but I think the critiques from tutors and colleagues really pushed me and helped me to think in depth, and to be more decisive. I see myself now more willing to hear and reflect from discussions.

CCA: Please tell us about your work?

YC: My work talks about the narrative of jewellery. It questions the traditional aesthetic of flawless diamonds. By recreating the “flaws” it encourages people to observe the internal beauty of “flaw-growing crystals” and find the beauty in something that traditionally have been dismissed.

MA Designer Maker Yuanying Cai

CCA: What are you be showcasing in your degree show?

YC: I am showcasing a jewellery work named “Growing flaws”, the pieces are presented like a lab. First you see the crystals with “flaws”, I then use different materials to create a process of alum crystal growing. These materials are presented inside test tubes. The copper jewellery shows the before and after growing processes, as the copper grows thicker, at the end you might not recognize it from its original form.

Yuanying Choi 2 MA Designer Maker Yuanying Cai

MA Designer Maker Yuanying Cai

CCA: What was your inspiration?

YC: My inspiration comes from an experience of observing gemstones under a magnifier and the beautiful patterns (inclusions) inside the gemstones. However, these aesthetics have traditionally been dismissed. In the jewellery stores you often see “flawless diamonds” rather than “inclusion gemstones”.  I started to recreate “flaws” to encourage people’s curiosity about the internal beauty of growing-crystals.

MA Designer Maker Yuanying Cai

CCA: What are your plans after you graduate?

YC: I am planning to have some practical working experience, travelling to different places in China to see lab-growing stones. There is so much to learn about gemstones, probably to take another course on Gemology.

CCA: Any advice for fellow or future students?

YC: You can learn a lot from different tutors and students in the course, but I think it is also important to meet someone outside the course to also inspire you in another way. I also think before you attend the course is better to know what is your intention through the year, make sure to do some research about your study proposal.

More about Yuanying @ www.yuanying.co.uk

Tania Kovats, MA Drawing course leader, publishes new book ‘Drawing Water’

Drawing Water by Tania Kovats, published by Fruitmarket in 2014.

Drawing Water by Tania Kovats, published by Fruitmarket in 2014.

Tania Kovats, artist and MA Drawing course leader, has published a book, Drawing Water, which follows her recent solo exhibition Oceans  at The Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh, earlier this year.  Drawing – both her own and other people’s – is a key part of Kovats’ practice. In 2007, she wrote The Drawing Book (Black Dog, 2007), and she has long been interested in what drawing can do.

Physiographic Diagram, Atlantic Ocean, by Bruce C. Heezen and Marie Tharp, 1957 which features in Drawing Water by Tania Kovats.

Physiographic Diagram, Atlantic Ocean, by Bruce C. Heezen and Marie Tharp, 1957 as featured in Drawing Water by Tania Kovats.

Believing that drawing is a mechanism for exploration as much as a tool for representation, Kovats brings together in the book drawings by map-makers, writers, shipbuilders, whalers, soldiers, sailors, artists, archaeologists, cartographers, scientists, uranographers, engineers and dreamers – a diverse selection united by the sense that in making the drawing they were looking for something.

Spread from Drawing Water by Tania Kovats.

Spread from Drawing Water by Tania Kovats.

A selection of Kovats’ own drawing and writing anchors the book which attempts to construct, in the artist’s words, ‘a portolan, a chart drawn at sea to guide a sailor from one safe harbour to the next’.

Spread from Drawing Water by Tania Kovats.

Spread from Drawing Water by Tania Kovats.

Kovats makes drawings, sculpture, installations and large-scale time-based projects exploring our experience and understanding of landscape. She is best known for Tree (2009), a permanent installation for the Natural History Museum in London; and Rivers, an outdoor sculpture in the landscape of Jupiter Artland outside Edinburgh. This new exhibition focuses on her fascination with the sea.

Find out more about Tania’s work at University of the Arts London on her research profile.

There are still places available on MA Drawing at Wimbledon.  To find out how to apply before the deadline 18th August 2014, please visit our course pages.

The post Tania Kovats, MA Drawing course leader, publishes new book ‘Drawing Water’ appeared first on Wimbledon College of Arts Blog.

2014 award ceremonies celebrate achievements of UAL’s graduates and honorees

Award ceremony

The sun has been shining all week on this year’s graduates who have been celebrating the success of their hard work at the 2014 award ceremonies.

The ceremonies have been taking place at the Royal Festival Hall on the Southbank, with the ‘Festival of Love’ forming a colourful backdrop to the momentous occasion. Pink origami birds hanging from the ceiling matched the graduates’ gowns perfectly, while moving speeches from this year’s honorees, who included CEO of luxury and fashion brand LVMH Bernard Arnault, writer and editor of Harper’s Bazaar Justine Picardie, and photographer Nick Knight OBE, added gravitas to the occasion.

This morning’s honorees, Tom Hulme and Alice Rawsthorne, praised the great importance of creativity in their speeches to graduates from London College of Communication, while this afternoon the closing ceremony will see Rob Dickins addressing the class of 2014.

Watch video coverage of the ceremonies at mygraduationfilm.com, and check out UAL’s Instagram and the hashtag #UALGrads for a fantastic array of photos from these events!

Award ceremony

Award ceremony

Award ceremony

Award ceremony

Award Ceremony

Award Ceremony