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Fledglings: UAL Design Graduates

 

Fledglings is one of the freshest and most exciting events in designjunction 2014. Showcasing the work of a selection of graduates from London’s most creative design courses (BA 3D Design at Camberwell College of Arts, MA Design: Ceramics, Furniture and Jewellery at Central Saint Martins and BA Sculpture at Wimbledon College of Arts), the Fledglings stand presents these graduates as budding design professionals.

Works ranging across the spectrum of design will be showcased in this vibrant and engaging display. Products that are ready to be taken to the market will be seen alongside more experimental approaches. These include Katharina Gross’s wax made furniture and Dunia Tigris’s Lone Diner project that uses marquetry juxtaposed with construction grade
materials.

Deceptively simple design coupled with wit, imagination and craft all feature in the Fledglings’ work. Si Taylor makes exquisite bespoke bicycle-inspired furniture, from steel bicycle tubing and saddle leather. His Randonneur Chair will be shown alongside Sophia Mepham’s Equilibrium, a well-crafted high-end wooden bench made out of oak and meranti that eases into the form of the human body when you sit on it.

Many of the graduates have already gained media interest, including Gigi Barker (9191 Studio), who makes skin-like furniture that mimics roles of fat. Meanwhile designers and makers Happenstance Workshop who will be showing their SACK System are currently in talks with an online retailer to stock their work.

Designjunction is the most important global meeting point of the London Design Festival and a selection of the participants work in Fledglings relates back to their homelands. Ana Jiménez Palomar’s wooden furniture is made from extracting and analysing the traditional extravagant Mexican mask culture, while Yoshika Kobayashi’s sophisticated designs draw on her Japanese heritage.

Fledglings:
Gigi Barker, Erika Braccini, Katharina Gross, Jungeun Han, Ana Jiménez Palomar, Yoshika Kobayashi, Rie Machii, Rhian Malin, Sophia Mepham, , Evodokia Savva, Si Taylor, Dunia Tigris, Amanda Tong, Jordan Watson.

Designjunction 2014, 18-21 September.

Professor Charlotte Hodes collaborates with Professor Deryn Rees-Jones

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Professor Charlotte Hodes’ collaboration with poet Professor Deryn Rees-Jones (Department of English, University of Liverpool) at the Ledbury Poetry Festival

Helen Thomas (1877-1967), wife of the poet Edward Thomas, arrived for a holiday in Ledbury at midnight on the 28th July, 1914, the day that war with Germany had been declared. For the remainder of the summer the Thomas family, and the family of the American poet Robert Frost, lived nearby in houses across the fields from each other. Thomas and Frost walked the surrounding Malvern Hills and countryside, and it was during this time that Thomas worked out his vision for poetry.

Edward Thomas’s poem ‘And You, Helen’ (written a year to the day before he died in March 1917) was a starting point for Deryn Rees-Jones’ poetic reimagining of Helen.

Charlotte Hodes in turn responded to Deryn Rees-Jones’ twelve part poem ‘ And You, Helen’ in a sequence of papercuts and an animation made with recent CSM MA graduate, Kristina Pulejkova.

The Ledbury Poetry Festival commissioned two performances which took place 4 and 5 June 2014. The poem was read by actress, Juliet Stevenson.

The book And you, Helen which includes the poem, a long reflective essay on Helen and Edward Thomas by Deryn Rees-Jones and papercuts by Charlotte Hodes is pubished by Seren 2014

www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMt_mBZ4HC8

http://www.poetry-festival.co.uk/event/and-you-helen-remembering-helen-thomas/

Alumni Celebrate Emerging Talent

GUESTS

Alumni, staff and students from across UAL’s six Colleges were invited to an exclusive event at SPACE Studios to celebrate some of the outstanding fine art work emerging from our 2013 graduates, which have been showcased at this year’s Future Map exhibition.

The event was organised by Development and Alumni Relations, hosted by SPACE Studios and supported by sponsors Winsor & Newton, Liquitex and Conté a Paris.

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Guests were treated to a private view of Future Map and had the chance to meet some of this years exhibitors. The lucky attendees also enjoyed a drinks and food reception, music and they even got to make some of their own art on the night! (Although, unfortunately, none of the newly created artworks are likely to make next year’s Future Map.)

Sponsors of the event, Winsor & Newton, Liquitex and Conté a Paris were on hand to demonstrate and give away free art products to all guests.

PRODUCTS

UAL’s Vice-Chancellor, Nigel Carrington, and Director of Development and Alumni Relations, Karen Doyle, spoke about the importance of alumni events and how it’s never too late to get involved in the largest creative network in the world.

Sarah Clark (Head of UK Marketing) and Rebecca Pelly-Fry (Griffin Gallery Director) spoke about engaging with emerging artists and opportunities for alumni with the upcoming Griffin Art Prize 2014 (find out more here).

SPEECHES

Thanks to everyone who came along, we hope you enjoyed the evening. A huge thanks also to our sponsors, it was their support that enabled us to hold this event for our community.

All photos from the evening can be found on the UAL Alumni Association Facebook page.

For more information on the UAL’s Alumni Association, please visit our website.

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Future Map Design

The work of the best emerging design talent from UAL is being showcased during London Design Festival in Future Map Design.

Flower Girl by Simon Phan

Flower Girl by Simon Phan

 14 September to 16 October 2013
Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm

This exhibition draws together work across the design disciplines from photography, graphics and ceramics to textiles and fashion, selected from thousands of graduating BA and MA students from the class of 2013.

Highlights include:

Jewellery for a future human by Central Saint Martins BA Jewellery Design graduate Rachel Trattles, who is inspired by the notion that jewellery could become vital to our survival.

Fashion for a third gender by London College of Fashion BA Fashion Technology Menswear graduate Alexis Housden, who won collection of the year at LCF’s graduate showcase.

A sign of the times by Chelsea College BA Graphic Design Communication graduate Jonny Holmes, whose huge hand rendered, reverse printed and hand painted mirror features his own font designs and also doubles as his CV.

Flower Girls by London College of Communication BA Graphic Media Design graduate Simon Phan, a graphic designer and illustrator inspired by ordinary objects, daily activities and people’s conversations.

Future Map Design is curated by Pro Vice-Chancellor and Head of London College of Fashion Frances Corner and Pro Vice-Chancellor and Head of London College of Communication Natalie Brett.

Summer Art Club with Day Job at Peckham Space

FREE ART ACTIVITIES, NO BOOKING REQUIRED, ALL AGES WELCOME

30 July – 18 August 2013

This programme of free Summer Art Clubs designed by Day Job Studio, recent graduates from Camberwell College of Arts, takes place throughout the first half of August 2013 in Peckham Space and is inspired by the array of fast food outlets of South East London. This programme includes free drop-in activities, workshops, art and music.

Once you are inside the gallery there is so much on offer: you can draw your favourite meal and step into the
Play-o-logy inflatable digestive system, dress as a giant slice of pizza and design a hat in order to become our employee of the month! You can also help us prepare for the Peckham Peace Picnic on 17 August by making ‘fast food bunting’ which will be displayed throughout Peckham Square at the event.

Summer Art Club with Day Job Studio Launch 1 August 6pm – 9pm. Join us for the launch event of the Summer Art Clubs with Day Job Studio where you can be one of the first to experience the gallery transformed into a playful environment inspired by the array of fast food outlets of South East London.

What is Day Job Studio? A Peckham based collective of 10 illustration graduates from Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London. Their celebrated projects have so far included ‘Pick Me Up’ at Somerset House and the Peckham themed ‘V&A Last Friday’, both in 2013. Day Job Studio specialise in publications, prints, workshops, set design and installations, all created with an ethos of playfulness and the desire to encourage abstract thinking.

www.day-job.org

Tue–Fri 12noon–6pm
Sat–Sun 12noon–5pm

Contact us on 020 7358 9645 or email info@peckhamspace.com for more information.

 

Posters Selected from the Icograda Archive

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Private View Friday 30 August 2013, 6-9pm
Exhibition from Saturday 31 August – Friday 13 September 2013
10-5pm weekdays
11am – 4pm Saturdays (closed Sundays)

Posters from the icograda archive selected by –
Andy Altmann / Noma Bar / Nick Bell / Anthony Burrill / Sarah Douglas / George Hardie / Will Hudson / Chrissie Macdonald / Roderick Mills / Fraser Muggeridge / Matt Rice / Kate Sclater / Emma Thomas / Lucy Vigrass / Ian Wright /

Half a century! 50 years since its formation in London in 1963, Icograda, (the world body for professional communication design) returns to the place of its birth to celebrate half a century of global activity.

‘Posters Selected from the Icograda Archive’ at London College of Communication, (itself celebrating 50 years at our Elephant and Castle site), seeks to explore the relationship contemporary design and illustration has with its illustrious past – in particular, the role of the poster.

Selected – 15 of today’s leading practitioners choose 45 memorable posters from the collection. Admire their selections and explore the rationale behind each choice.

http://www.icograda.org/

Summer Showcase 2013

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Summer Showcase 2013

Wednesday 31 July – Wednesday 21 August 2013
Monday – Friday, 10am – 4pm (closed weekends)

A showcase of work by recent graduates selected from London College of Communication’s summer show season.

Courses included in the exhibition:

BA (Hons)/FdA Animation
BA (Hons)/FdA Design for Graphic Communication
BA (Hons) Design for Interaction & Moving Image
BA (Hons)/FdA Games Design
BA (Hons) Graphic & Media Design
BA (Hons) Photography
BA (Hons) Photojournalism
BA (Hons) Sound Arts & Design

 

In Form Express and Admirable (in a sense lying, in a sense not)

Triste contenance de la Sculpture placée au milieu de la Peinture Daumier, Honoré, 1857

Triste contenance de la Sculpture placée au milieu de la Peinture
Daumier, Honoré, 1857

Drawing on archive material, documentation, historical and contemporary works, In form… proposes a taxonomic presentation of the varying forms and conditions under which sculptural practice and the subjective experiences it might produce are controlled, engineered and enacted. The exhibition, symposium and screening programme explore materiality, generative processes, modes of encounter and narrative and structural agency. Curated by Mike Cooter.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a Symposium on 30 October 2013, in collaboration with CCW Graduate School.

www.camberwell.arts.ac.uk/camberwellspace

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TRIBE Live: Last Friday at Peckham Space curated by Chelsea MA Curating Students

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TRIBE Live: Last Friday
Venue: Peckham Space
Date: 31 May 2013
Time: 6:00-8:30 pm
Onesie Workshop
Join us for a closer look at the evolution of the onesie, the clothing item that has infiltrated today’s society. MA Curating students from Chelsea College of Art and Design invite Anne Breure, MA Art and Politics, Goldsmiths and Antonia Beard, BA Fashion Design Technology, London College of Fashion to give their thoughts on the concept of the onesie. The discussion will explore how the onesie can be seen to offer the possibility of being part of a temporary community. Presentations will be followed by a Q&A and an opportunity to wear and customize a onesie for the rest of the evening!
This late opening is part of South London Art Map (SLAM) Last Fridays. Visit the SLAM website where you can find out how to visit other galleries nearby that are open late.www.southlondonartmap.com