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Video // Jeremy Deller introduced by Scott King now online

The talk given by Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller at London College of Communication on Thursday 13 March is now available to watch online.

Jeremy was introduced by UAL Chair, designer and artist Scott King, with whom he has often collaborated. The talk began here at LCC, as Jeremy recalled a course in printing techniques that he took here during the early 1990s, before spanning key moments in an artistic career focused around history, society and pop culture.

The artist spoke about his inspiration in producing 1997′s ‘Acid Brass’, in which a brass band performed acid house tracks in an exploration of folk culture, media hysteria and civil unrest. He described how the success of the work liberated him from “making things”, noting that “the public are much more open-minded than you might think”.

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Jeremy Deller talks to UAL staff and students

Jeremy went on to talk about his interest in the Miners’ Strike and his recreation of ‘The Battle of Orgreave’ (2001) – “a highly contested moment in British history” – featuring those connected with the original clash alongside members of historical re-enactment societies. He showed the 1973 photograph of flamboyant wrestler Adrian Street and his Welsh miner father which first interested him in Street as a subject.

The talk also covered ‘Folk Archive’ (2000-5), some of Jeremy’s work with prolific banner maker Ed Hall, and his rejected proposal for Trafalgar Square’s fourth plinth – a piece of wreckage from the Iraq conflict which will soon by displayed in the reopened Imperial War Museum.

He closed with a look at the explicitly UK-focused room he curated at the 2013 Venice Biennale, and a project juxtaposing photographs from David Bowie’s fantastical Ziggy Stardust tour with images of real contemporary news events. The evening ended with a Q&A session featuring questions to Jeremy about his career from audience members and Scott King himself.

A huge thank you from LCC to Jeremy and Scott for an insightful, engaging and wide-ranging evening.

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UAL Chair Scott King chairs a Q&A session with Jeremy Deller

Read more about UAL Chair Scott King

Visit Jeremy Deller’s website

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Zabludowicz Collection Future Map Prize Winner in Conversation. 3 – 4pm, Sunday 6 April

The Zabludowicz Collection Future Map Prize offers one outstanding UAL graduate a £3000 award and curatorial support to make a limited edition artwork. Join Maitreyi Maheshwari, Acting Director, Zabludowicz Collection in conversation with the winner of this year’s prize – Jason Fileto discuss the artist’s practice and aspirations for the future.

Multimedia artist Jason File, graduated with a first class BA in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Arts.  Using real life elements as material, his work reflects on the function of institutions and networks in society, and their relationships vis-à-vis individuals.

Michael Pavelka’s production of Twelve Angry Men tops Time Out’s best selling West End shows

Michael Pavelka is MA Theatre Design‘s Course leader, and Designer of the critically acclaimed West End production of ‘Twelve Angry Men’, which topped Time Out’s best selling West End shows this week, and will now be extending its run at the Garrick Theatre.

Twelve Angry Men at the Garroick Theatre Poster

“Michael Pavelka’s exquisitely intelligent design”  Daily Telegraph

“It’s normally a bad sign when a review starts by mentioning the set but, bear with me, this one is different. How, after all, do you stage Reginald Rose’s 1950s jury-room legal drama, keep its surface realism and its condensed theatricality and make it all vital? A slowly revolving jury table, moving slower than the eye can detect on Michael Pavelka’s excellent set, isn’t the answer to all your problems, but it’s a hell of a start.”   The Times

Michael talks about the challenges of his design process creating set design for Twelve Angry Men  in an interview with The Birmingham Repertory Theatre.

Meanwhile, Michael’s productions of Propeller Theatre Company’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ and ‘The Comedy of Errors’ continue to tour to major venues across the UK and Europe. Later this year these two contemporary interpretations of Shakespeare will play at the Théâtre National de Marseille, Istanbul Municipal Theatre, Craiova National Theatre in Romania.

Micheal Pavelka’s  ‘Pocket Henry V’, a shortened version of the full-scale production of Henry V, is now playing to young and festival audiences in the UK, and will be performed for six weeks at venues across Mexico.  Staggeringly, a quarter of a million people will have seen Michael’s live work this year.

Michael will be running a Theatre Design workshop at the Victoria and Albert Museum on May 3rd 2014. This V&A Special Event, entitled ‘Finding Ophelia’ is part of their programme of activities that mark the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth. Go here for more information on how to book a place.

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Propeller Theatre Company workshops: Finding Ophelia. http://www.vam.ac.uk/

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Camberwell MA Illustration students win Converse mural competition

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Congratulations to the group of Camberwell College of Arts MA Illustration students who won the Converse mural competition this weekend, competing against a group of Wimbledon College of Arts students. They had two full days to complete the mural as part of a promotional campaign for Converse. The Camberwell students involved were:

Susan Coyne

Marja de Sanctis

Jordana Globerman

Christine Harrison

Jordana said ”The brief was ‘Colour Clash’ and we decided to represent it as a collision (clash) of a hug brightening and cheering up a dull city. We won £1000 to be shared between the team members. Dazed and Confused Magazine will be covering the process in a couple of weeks.”

To celebrate the Spring 2014 version of their All Star Chuck ’70, Converse launched a promotional campaign in which a series of vibrant colour installations would take place across London. The initiative, called “Sneakers Clash”, kicked off on 27 February with the launch of the new Converse All Chuck ’70 and the unveiling of the Wall of Clash. Now their project continues with the Mini Wall of Clash in which students battle it out to create a collaborative work of art in three London locations. Transforming grey London walls with paint across the capital, bringing colour to Bethnal Green, Southwark and Archway, with each taking place over consecutive weekends this March.

The competition is also covered on twitter with #SneakersClash

Just What Is It That Makes Today’s Art Schools So Different, So Appealing?

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Image Courtesy Middlesex University Archive

Just What Is It That Makes Today’s Art Schools So Different, So Appealing?

Saturday 29 March, 10am

Venue: Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH

£12 / £10 Concessions / £8 ICA Members / £5 ICA Student Members

Situating current art schools within the context of an historical legacy of self-organised, experimental and alternative education models, this symposium aims to interrogate the content of art and design education today.

The day will explore current concerns around the desire of students to learn ‘skills’ as well as the role of the tutor who is no longer the expert. It will examine the art school as a community of ideas and resistance as well as how the institution develops ‘officially’ and ‘unofficially’. In a discourse dominated by models, this symposium will ask; can art and design be taught? And if so, how? What is the current art school experience and what could it be?

There will also be an opportunity to view a series of short films made by current students from UK art schools which respond directly to the themes of the day.

Speakers include; Lucy Rose Bayley, Prof. Jon Bird, Prof. Sonia Boyce, Maurice Carlin, Kelly Chorpening, Dr. Elena Crippa, Emma Cocker, David Cross, Ian Dawson, Emily Druiff, Anna Harding, Anna Hart, Dr. Nicholas Houghton, Timothy Ivison, Maria Lisogorskaya, Dr. Loraine Leeson, Andrew McGettigan, Louisa Minkin, Prof. Nicholas Mirzoeff, Prof. Lucy Renton, Dr. Hilary Robinson, Harriet Warden, Martin Westwood and Laura White.

For further information, the symposium schedule and to book tickets please visit the ICA website

In partnership with Middlesex University, London

Tania Kovats, MA Drawing course leader, exhibits in Edinburgh

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Tania Kovats, Sea Mark, 2014 (Background) Reef 1 and Reef 2, Glazed ceramic tiles on board. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Ruth Clark

Tania Kovats, artist and MA Drawing course leader, has a solo exhibition Oceans currently showing at The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, until 25 May 2013.

This new exhibition focuses on her fascination with the sea, and includes an artwork that brings together water from all the world’s  seas and oceans, collected with the help of a global network of people.  This work, entitled All The Sea, comprises seawater that has been sent in from across the world and has been logged, labelled, measured and decanted by Tania into a library of 365 glass vessels.

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Tania Kovats, All the Sea, 2012–14, Seawater, glass, cork, oak. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Ruth Clark

On her website about the piece, Tania describes how “All the Sea takes the form of a library of bodies of water, from the Adriatic to the Yellow Sea. It also represents an archive of moments in time, recordings of 250 human experiences with – and most probably in – the sea, capturing in bottles a substance that otherwise slips through our fingers.”

Listing the contents of the work, she explains that there are “365 bottles in the work, 250 donations, 97 seas in the work, 37 seas that we didn’t get, which appear as empty bottles in the work”.

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Tania Kovats, Schist 32, 7, 9* , 10, 11, 14, 30, 2001 and Tania Kovats, Mountain, 2001. Courtesy the artist, *Private collection. Photo: Ruth Clark

Tania isn’t looking for any more seas unless you can help to complete the collection. Below is a list of the 37 seas Tania did not receive:  Amundsen, Arafura, Aral, Banda, Beaufort, Bellingshausen, Bering, Bismarck, Bohol, Bothnian, Camotes, Celebes, Ceram, Chukchi, Davis, Dumont d’Urville, East Siberian, Flores, Halmahera, Kara, King Haakon VII, Labrador, Laptev, Lincoln, Mirtoan, Molucca, Okhotsk, Pechora, Philippine, Prince Gustaf Adolf, Samar, Sargasso, Savu, Sibuyan, Solomon, Visayan, White.

If you are able to collect any of these missing seas, she asks that you please the collect seawater in a bottle, label it with the name of the sea, package it up and send it to The Fruitmarket Gallery, 45 Market Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DF.

You can find the list and map of the seas here.

Tania 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.

If you can’t make it to Edinburgh, you can take a look at this short film of Tania talking about the exhibition:

Find out more about MA Drawing at Wimbledon on our course page.

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Central Saint Martins visits Rio and São Paulo

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CSM will be in Brazil in April for Postgraduate Presentation and Portfolio Seminar.

For applicants intending to study a masters’ course at Central Saint Martins, this is your opportunity to show and discuss your portfolio with two senior academics from the college.

This workshop is not open to students seeking to study any course in Fashion or at Drama Centre London.

Booking: Places are limited and booking is essential. Please email j.madeley@languagepartners.co.uk or call + 55 11 5083 4653 to reserve your place.

More information:
- Rio event
- São Paulo event

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Book Works at Luminous Books

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Book Works talk at Luminous Books and so long for the summer!
1-2 pm Wednesday 26 March 2014

Join us this Wednesday lunchtime at Luminous to hear Book Works talk about their publishing and commissioning activity, current projects and exhibitions.

Luminous welcomes Books Works as inaugural publisher showcase; browse the selection of artists’ books, special editions and out of print rarities on display at the bookshop until 12th April.

This is the last few weeks of Luminous Books at Central Saint Martins for the Spring Term, they will be going mobile over the summer and returning to CSM in the autumn.

Catch them before April 12th and look out for pop up projects over the summer! www.luminousbooks.tumblr.com

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Costume Design graduate interns create costumes for JV2 Tour 2014

Costume design graduate interns, Xinyu Zhang, Maisie Todd, Katie Garden and Becky Jempson, have been working with JV2 to produce all of the costumes for the 2014 tour.

‘Now in its second year, JV2 is a new initiative for nurturing young talent and engaging with young audiences. Presenting a vibrant group of eleven international young dancers, hand-picked by Artistic Director Jasmin Vardimon and course leader Tim Casson, this triple bill promises a thrilling mix of inventive choreography and impressive talent.’

http://jasminvardimon.com/

 The show and the costumes look great! The tour dates can be found on the Jasmin Vardimon website.

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Costume Design graduate interns create costumes for JV2 Tour 2014

Costume design graduate interns, Xinyu Zhang, Maisie Todd, Katie Garden and Becky Jempson, have been working with JV2 to produce all of the costumes for the 2014 tour.

‘Now in its second year, JV2 is a new initiative for nurturing young talent and engaging with young audiences. Presenting a vibrant group of eleven international young dancers, hand-picked by Artistic Director Jasmin Vardimon and course leader Tim Casson, this triple bill promises a thrilling mix of inventive choreography and impressive talent.’

http://jasminvardimon.com/

 The show and the costumes look great! The tour dates can be found on the Jasmin Vardimon website.

[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJ6xpjfUe4Y&feature=youtu.be]

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