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In Pictures: 2014′s Scholarship Winners

Yan Ma Clare Leith Ema Morais de Pina Firdaws Fourcroy Kasia Franczak Jessica Dally Kota Okuda Louis Tamlyn Mark Corfield-Moore Ruby Leung Saul Nash
On 17 June, Central Saint Martins held its annual awards ceremony to congratulate the people who won or were highly commended for our scholarships.

The standard of work submitted across all the awards was high, with a wide range of disciplines represented. We are pleased to announce the following winners and commendations:

The Queen’s Scholarship
A scholarship open to full-time second-year undergraduate students.

  • Joint Winner, Mark Corfield-Moore (BA Fine Art)
  • Joint Winner, Katarzyna Marta Franczak (BA Textile Design)
  • Very Highly Commended, Saul Nash (BA Performance, Design and Practice)

The Cecil Collins Memorial Award
Cecil Collins was one of Central School’s great teachers, who taught painting and life drawing for over thirty years. He was himself a brilliant draftsman, and regarded drawing and particularly life drawing as a central activity in an art school. The inner content of a drawing was what concerned Cecil Collins. He believed that one drew what one knew, rather than just what one saw. He died in June 1989 and bequeathed a sum of money to provide a biennial drawing award. The award is open to any student studying at the college.

  • Winner, Louis Tamlyn (Foundation Diploma in Art and Design)
  • Very Highly Commended, Firdaws Fourcroy (BA Product Design)
  • Very Highly Commended, Zichen Xu (BA Fashion, Womenswear)

The Phoebe Llewellyn Smith Award
Phoebe Llewellyn Smith was formerly a painting student at Central Saint Martins. She sold occasional pictures and painted illustrations for publications including Gulliver’s Travels and The Turn of the Screw. A set of these can be found in the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. The award is open to all second-year BA Fine Art students.

  • Winner, Jessica Dally (BA Fine Art)

The Kate Barton Award for Painting
The late Kate Barton was formerly a painting student at Central Saint Martins. The award is for graduating BA Fine Art students who intend to pursue a career in painting.

  • Winner, Ema Morais de Pina (BA Fine Art)

William Atkinson Scholarship
The William Atkinson Scholarship is open to students in their second year of undergraduate study, who are planning to earn a living in a craft-based subject.

  • Winner, Kota Okuda (BA Jewellery Design)

The Joyce Clissold Scholarship for Printed Textile Design
Joyce Clissold was a student of Rooke and Adeney at the Central School between 1924 and 1927. While still a student, Clissold worked at Footprints, a workshop established to design and to supply textiles for the Modern Textiles shop. Clissold returned to Footprints in 1927, taking it over in 1929 and creating all subsequent designs. Clissold taught textile design at the Central School from 1936 to 1940, and after the war continued to run Footprints on a smaller scale until her death in 1982. Central Saint Martins holds a substantial Clissold collection and the copyright of her designs. The scholarship is open to second-year BA Textile Design students.

  • Winner, Clare Leith (BA Textile Design)
  • Very Highly Commended, Yan Ma (BA Textile Design)

The Rosemary House Creative Weaver Award
This award was established in 2002 by the former Woven Textiles pathway leader to recognise innovation and creativity within weaving. It is open to all second-year BA Textile Design students.

  • Winner, Hanna Vinlof Nylén (BA Textile Design)
  • Very Highly Commended, Alexandra Gough (BA Textile Design)
  • Very Highly Commended, Rosie Green (BA Textile Design)
  • Very Highly Commended, Ho-Ying (Ivy) Leung (BA Textile Design)
  • Very Highly Commended, Ruby Wing Hang Leung (BA Textile Design)

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BA Product Design and MA Industrial Design Featured at New Designers Exhibition

Yin Kwok Chocolate

Yin Kwok’s Chocolate

From today until 5 July, BA Product Design and MA Industrial Design will be at the New Designers exhibition and event in London.

Among this year’s offerings are student projects looking at deimatic clothing, BitCoin home servers, open source tools, post-modern funerals, and the 3D printing of food.

New Designers is the UK’s most important graduate design exhibition, full of innovation and fresh thinking. It takes place over two weeks, with each part focusing on a different set of design disciplines and featuring its own awards programme.

BA Product Design
‘Off the shelf’ is about personal visions, commercial realities and contextual discourse examining our relationships with objects in the service-product continuum.

MA Industrial Design
Smashhhhh’ is about subtle disruption, confronting the status quo and recalibrating boundaries.

New Designers takes place at the Business Design Centre, 52 Upper St, London N1 0QH.

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BA Product Design
MA Industrial Design
Off the shelf
Smashhhhh
New Designers exhibition

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MA Dramatic Writing Collaborates with Comica and the British Library

graphic-novel-imageWednesday night saw the culmination of a six-month collaboration between MA Dramatic Writing students, the British Library, and Comica.

The project explored transmedia and digital storytelling possibilities, drawing inspiration from Comica’s current exhibition at the British Library. ‘Comics Unmasked: Art and Anarchy in the UK’ is the largest exhibition of mainstream and underground comics ever to take place in the UK.

Students worked with Conducttr, a new transmedia storyteller tool, and The Club, a company that specialises in providing each writer with their own moment in collaborative productions and promenade performances.

‘Professional and ambitious’
The end result was Breakdowns, a five-day digital storytelling experiment that concluded on Wednesday in front of a packed out audience. The production was performed and filmed by students on Drama Centre London’s Foundation in Performance course, directed by Course Leader Richard Williams.

MA Dramatic Writing Course Leader Jennifer Tuckett, who co-produced the project with The Platform Theatre, said: “The brief to create a digital storytelling experiment inspired by the British Library and Comica’s exhibition on Breakdowns was an ambitious and challenging brief for MA Dramatic Writing.

“The MA Dramatic Writers and Foundation in Performance students more than rose to the challenge, with many audience members commenting on the professional and ambitious nature of the production.”

More information:
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Foundation in Performance
Comics Unmasked exhibition
Breakdown storytelling experiment

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BA Graphic Design Alumnus Scoops Cannes Lions Awards

Richard Brim with his Cannes LionRichard Brim accepted the 2014 Cannes Lions award for Agency of the Year on behalf of Adam&EveDDB, of which he is Creative Director. Cannes Lions is the world’s biggest annual awards show for the creative communications industry.

Brim studied BA Graphic Design at Central Saint Martins, specialising in advertising. Under his directorship this year, Adam&EveDDB has been responsible for the John Lewis Christmas tearjerker ‘The bear and the hare’ and the Harvey Nichols ‘Sorry I spent it on myself’ campaign.

Speaking about the success, Brim said: “We have been crowned Cannes Lions 2014 Agency of the Year with a whopping 22 Lions, including four grand prix for Harvey Nichols and seven gold, four silver and seven bronze Lions across six clients – Harvey Nichols, John Lewis, Google, Diageo, Marmite and Volkswagen. Well done everyone!”

More information:
BA Graphic Design
Adam&EveDDB

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BA Jewellery Awards Celebrate Student Achievements

Edie Duepner, winner of Boodles Award 2014

Edie Duepner, winner of Boodles Award 2014

Last week, BA Jewellery Design held an awards evening to celebrate the outstanding achievements of students from across the course.

The biggest winner of night was Hoonik Chang, who received both the Avakian scholarship 2014 and the Cartier Award, which includes a month’s placement in Paris. Tiffany Baehler, the recipient of the Avakian scholarship 2013, will shortly be starting a six-month internship at Avakian in Geneva.

The winners were as follows:

First Year Awards
Auerbach and Steele live project presented by Royce Zand of Auerbach and Steele

  • best sunglasses, Ying Ping Shen (£250)
  • best spectacles, Ambrin Howell (£250)
  • best over all, Kay Guo (£500)

J&J Bursary

  • J&J Bursary 2014, Chloe Valorso (£3,000)
  • J&J Special Bursary, Ami Masamitsu (£1,200)

Second Year Awards
Cartier Award presented by Maria Doulton, The Jewellery Editor

  • runner up, Kota Okuda (£1,500)
  • runner up, Wizal Wang (£1,500)
  • winner, Hoonik Chang (£2,000)

Avakian scholarship

  • Winner 2014, Hoonik Chang (£15,000)

Third Year Awards
Brian Wood Memorial Medal presented by Margarita Wood

  • Zuleika Penniman

Swarovski Award presented by Burak Catmak

  • Commended, Ioanna Souflia and Nadja Fedatova
  • Winner, Tiffany Baehler (£750)

Best Use of Pearls presented by Andrew Fraser, Winterson

  • Felicia Swartling

Best Use of Non Precious Metal Award, presented by Andrew Balcombe of The Worshipful Company of Tin Plate Workers (alias Wire Workers of the City of London)

  • Vicky Lew (£1,000)

Boodles Award judged by Carol Woolton, author and jewellery editor of British Vogue

  • Edie Charles (£1,500)

Theo Fennell Awards presented by Rachel Hopkins, designer at Theo Fennell

  • Best Technical Achievement, Joo Hye Kim (£1,250)
  • Best design, Vicky Lew (£1,250)
  • Best Overall, Ruiyin Lin (£2,500)

More information:
BA Jewellery Design

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MA Acting Graduate Edward Holcroft named one of UK Stars of Tomorrow 2014

Edward Holcroft acting in ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ while studying at Drama Centre London in 2011/2012. Photographer: Mark Duffield.

Edward Holcroft acting in ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ while studying at Drama Centre London in 2011/2012. Photographer: Mark Duffield.

Screen International, the leading film industry resource covering international film markets, has named Central Saint Martins graduate Edward Holcroft as one of the UK Stars of Tomorrow 2014.

Previous Stars of Tomorrow have included Dominic Cooper and Gemma Arterton.

MA Acting Course Leader Paul Goodwin is delighted that Edward, one of many talented graduates from the course, has made such a positive start to his career. MA Acting celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2014/15, and has an increasingly high profile in the profession.

More information:
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Students Vote for their Top Tutors

Teaching Awards trophies, designed by Nikoleta Marjanova

Teaching Awards trophies, designed by Nikoleta Marjanova

For the third year, students have voted for the favourite academic and technical staff. Over 700 students nominated someone, with six Central Saint Martins staff among the winners.

Shelly Asquith, President of the Students’ Union, said: “The Students’ Union led Teaching Awards are an exciting opportunity for the whole of the UAL community to acknowledge the valuable impact our frontline academic and technical staff have on our time here.

“What’s meaningful is that hundreds of students nominate these staff members and can enjoy the process of seeing them rewarded.”

The 2014 winners from Central Saint Martins are:

  • Caroline Dakers, BA Culture, Criticism and Curation
  • Paul Dewis, Print
  • Alison Green, MA Culture, Criticism and Curation
  • Betti Marenko, Product Design
  • Daniel Rubinstein, MA Photography
  • John Wollaston, Photography department & digital print workshop

More information:
- Made in Arts London story
Our courses
Our people

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In the Museum: Cuckoo Clocks, Pearl Necklaces and Boarded Buildings

Every year, we buy degree show work from graduating students to add to our Museum and Study Collection. The pieces, which are selected by course tutors, will help inspire future generations of students.

We’ve yet to choose which pieces from this year’s show will be added to the collection, but why not visit Degree Show Two this week to see the contenders for yourself?

Here are a few of the pieces we snapped up in 2013:

Cuckoo Clock by David Marques de Oliveira

Cuckoo Clock by David Marques de Oliveira

This porcelain cuckoo clock with gold hand painting and a bird figurine was created BA Ceramic Design graduate David Marques de Oliveira.

Speaking about the project, David said: “[It] explores time, not as a keeper of time for a busy schedule, but as a reminder of the importance of the moment.

“This is an elaboration of the traditional ‘Memento Mori’ theme often reflected in art depicting clocks, skulls or hourglasses. I would like the viewer to put the world on ‘pause’ and focus on the preciousness of the moment and the details in the design.”

T-shirt by Bella Mung

T-shirt by Bella Mung

Last year’s BA Jewellery Design graduate Bella Mung did a series on pearl necklaces and their display. The piece chosen for our collection is a green, flocked t-shirt – the same texture as a jewellery box – with a pearl necklace fitted into it.

Photo by Mir Gwilliam Parkes

Photo by Mir Gwilliam Parkes

As part of our 2013 haul, we also bought several of Mir Gwilliam Parkes’ photographs of the Kings Cross regeneration project. During her time at Central Saint Martins, Mir was a BA Fine Art student.

More information:
Degree Show Two
Museum and Study Collection
BA Ceramic Design
BA Jewellery Design
BA Fine Art
David Marques de Oliveira
Bella Mung
Mir Gwilliam Parkes

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MA Dramatic Writing to hold free day of masterclasses

MA Dramatic Writing

On 3 July Central Saint Martins will host The Year of Experimentation, a free writing festival. Ten dramatic writing professionals will offer free public masterclasses on writing for theatre, television, film, radio and digital media.

Course Leader Jennifer Tuckett said: “We are very excited to be holding The Year of Experimentation festival as part of the first year of our new MA Dramatic Writing. The festival will be a chance to explore what dramatic writing training can be at Central Saint Martins and in the UK generally, and will offer free Masterclases by ten leading industry professionals.

“We believe it is the first time a project has brought together these ten leading industry professionals, who have led the way on dramatic writing training in the UK. We hope that the free Masterclasses will offer a unique opportunity for writers, students and the industry to explore dramatic writing training – gaining skills, practical writing exercises and information on useful dramatic writing techniques and practices.”

More information:
Event details
MA Dramatic Writing

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In Photos: Degree Show Two 2014

Last night, visitors flocked to the private view of Degree Show Two. Graduating students from a wide variety of disciplines displayed their work throughout the Central Saint Martins building, with everything from ceramic rose petals to medicated bras on show.

Degree Show Two is open to the public from now until Sunday. Come and take a look.
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