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UAL at the Eden Project

Visiting the Eden Project in Cornwall is always a good idea. Striking the difficult balance of education and entertainment just perfectly, exploring the Eden Project is a perfect day out.

Now there is even one more reason to visit. PhD research student Reiner Rockel, based at London College of Fashion in the Centre for Sustainable Fashion, ventured out of his safety zone of knitted structures into agriculture. Reiner investigates a knitted fabric system for harvesting atmospheric moisture to be used for greenhouse irrigation in drylands. Advised by his Director of Studies, Professor Sandy Black, and his co-supervisor, Professor Helen Storey, he was able to establish a relationship with the Eden Project.

Resulting from this collaboration, Reiner installed three downscaled prototype greenhouses in the Mediterranean Biome. Visitors will be introduced to his research and Reiner is collecting environmental data to be used for lab-simulations.

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The installation will be on display until the end of October 2016.

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Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick

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An exhibition of art inspired by the master film maker. The exhibition is co-curated by James Putnam who is currently Senior Research Fellow Exhibitions at University of the Arts, London (UAL) where the Stanley Kubrick archive is housed.

A new exhibition, curated by Mo’Wax and UNKLE founder, artist and musician James Lavelle, featuring a host of contemporary artists, film makers and musicians showcasing works inspired by Stanley Kubrick.

Participating artists have been invited to respond to a film, scene, character or theme from the Kubrick archives, shining new perspectives onto the cinematic master’s lifework. James Lavelle is collaborating with contemporary musicians and composers to produce a soundtrack to some installations creating a multi-disciplinary experience for the visitor.

Contributors include:

Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin / Carl Craig / Charlotte Colbert / Chris Levine / Christiane Kubrick / David Nicholson / Dexter Navy / Doug Foster / Doug Aitken / Futura / Gavin Turk / Harland Miller / Haroon Mirza & Anish Kapoor / Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard / Invader / Jamie Shovlin / Jane & Louise Wilson / Jason Shulman / Jocelyn Pook / John Isaacs & James Lavelle with Azzi Glasser / Jonas Burgert / Joseph Kosuth / Julian Rosefeldt / Keaton Henson / Koen Vanmechelen / Marc Quinn / Mark Karasick / Mat Chivers / Mat Collishaw / Max Richter / Michael Nyman / Mick Jones / Nancy Fouts / Nathan Coley / Norbert Schoerner / Paul Fryer / Paul Insect / Peter Kennard / Philip Castle / Philip Shepherd / Pink Twins / Polly Morgan / Rachel Howard / Rut Blees Luxemburg / Samantha Morton & Douglas Hart / Sarah Lucas/ Seamus Farrell / Stuart Haygarth / Thomas Bangalter / Toby Dye / Warren du Preez & Nick Thornton Jones

In partnership with Canon
6 July – 24 August 2016, Open daily 10.00 – 18.00 (last admission 17.00)
Late night Wednesdays & Thursdays on 20, 21, 27 & 28 July until 21.00 (last admission 20.00)
West Wing Galleries, West Wing

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New York Times’ best London summer art exhibitions includes UAL summer shows

Mikela Henry Lowe, Central Saint Martins UAL, best London summer art exhibitions
“The summer’s buzzwords are clearly new, young and emerging” report the New York Times in their edit of the best London summer art exhibitions, selecting University of the Arts London’s summer degree shows as one of the must-see London art events, alongside the new Tate Modern and the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.

The New York Times recommend UAL’s summer shows, saying “The shows are an opportunity to spot and sponsor new talent. Artists like Mona Hatoum, on show at Tate Modern through Aug. 21, exhibited at the degree shows early in their career.”

Read the New York Times guide to the best London summer art exhibitions

See the dates and locations for University of the Arts London’s summer degree shows on the dedicated summer shows page

See behind the scenes at the summer shows on Instagram

Follow the action and share your favourites from the exhibitions using#UALsummershows

See UAL’s summer shows in Design Week’s round up of the best design degree shows

8 ways to navigate The Affordable Art Fair

Suddenly find yourself at the Affordable Art Fair and don’t know where to start? UAL’s Made in Arts London coordinator, Rosa Harvest, shares her tips on ways to work it at the fair.

1. Do your research
Doing some research on what will be at the fair, and which artists you want to look out for, will mean that you’ll be less like to be overwhelmed on the day and better prepared to target the pieces you want. Check out to see the work we’ll be exhibiting at the fair.

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MiAL artist: Marta Barina

2. Know your budget
Knowing how much you are willing to spend on a piece of work can really help you narrow down your options. Everything at the Affordable Art Fair is under £5,000 so you’re safe in the knowledge that this fair is more affordable than other London Art Fairs. Made in Arts London’s (MiAL) pieces will range from £90 – £2,500.


3. Look for the little red dots!
At art fairs most galleries will mark work that has sold with little red dots. This gives you a great idea of which pieces are popular. You don’t have to follow the crowd, but it’ll certainly give you an idea for what’s hot! Last year, MiAL Artist Imogen Parry racked up a whopping 14 red dots on her piece ‘Bikini’!


4. Explore
There are over 100 galleries exhibiting at the Affordable Art Fair, so there’s certainly plenty to explore. Do a lap of the entire fair to give you an idea of what kind of art strikes a chord with you. Don’t forget you can start and finish with MiAL’s exhibition ‘Perspectives’ which will be at the very front of the fair.

Olga Krasanova - Bad Hair Day

MiAL artist: Olga Krasanova

5. Meet the artists
If you’ve seen a piece you loved don’t be afraid to find out more about it. Loving a piece is one thing, but actually talking to the artist who created it – can take it to a whole new level. MiAL artists will be milling around our exhibition at the fair all weekend and will be on hand to talk about their work and the inspiration behind it.

Inga Loyeva - Nationalist

MiAL artist: Inga Loyeva

6. Love the brand
It’s often the case that if you like one piece of work from a gallery, you’ll like more! Be sure to take home information on the gallery you’ve bought from – that way you won’t be starting from scratch next time. Alternatively, sign up to their newsletter so you can keep up with their latest news on their artists and exhibitions. Sign up to MiAL’s mailing list here!

Victoria Batt - City in Pink Series

MiAL artist: Victoria Batt

7. Get Involved
Art should be fun. Don’t worry if you feel like a bit of an outsider, there are plenty of ways to get involved! MiAL will be holding several artist workshops during the fair where you’ll be able to road test some of the artist’s techniques for yourself. Keep an eye on the AAF website for more details.

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MiAL artist: Marta Barina

8. Enjoy yourself
Let loose and have fun! There is so much to see and do at the Affordable Art Fair from scoping art, chatting to artists, creating your own work or simply taking home that piece of stunning art for your home!

Monica Alcazar-Duarte - Family UFO

MiAL artist: Monica Alcazar Duarte

Made in Arts London will be exhibiting at the Affordable Art Fair 16th – 19th June 2016. Tickets can be booked online now!

UAL Summer Shows in Design Week Top 10 Best Design Degree Shows

UAL Summer Shows painting by Frances Hogg Best Design Degree Shows
Design Week selects the 10 best design degree shows of the summer, including UAL’s summer shows in their round-up of the must-see exhibitions across the UK. Design Week reports: “Highlights include a jewellery design project called Touch In and Out: Oyster card acrylic nails, which would allow commuters to travel the tube with their fingertips.”

Central Saint Martins BA Jewellery Design Lucie Davis Jewellery Undercover Best Design Degree Shows

As Europe’s largest arts university, UAL’s summer shows offer visitors displays of every permutation of design, from fashion and footwear, to performance and industrial, via graphics, spatial, and beyond.

Read the article on Design Week

Visit the UAL Summer Shows page for all the design show listings

Meet the creatives exhibiting at UAL’s 2016 summer shows on YouTube

See shots and clips from around the shows on Instagram


Camberwell College of Arts BA Hons Graphic Design 2015 Photo Kristy Noble Best Design Degree Shows

LCC BA Hons Graphic and Media Design Brutal Types Beth Johnson

Chelsea College of Arts Amy Bairstow BA Hons Textile Design 2015 Photo courtesy the artist Best Design Degree Shows


London College of Fashionn footwear by Huiwen Zhaimage by Josh De Souza Crook Best Design Degree Shows


Wimbledon College of Arts Design for Dance Project BA Hons Theatre and Screen Theatre Design 2015 Photo Lucy Algar Best Design Degree Shows

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