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Professor Charlotte Hodes collaborates with Professor Deryn Rees-Jones


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

Alumni Celebrate Emerging Talent


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.


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.


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).


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.


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


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.

Tue–Fri 12noon–6pm
Sat–Sun 12noon–5pm

Contact us on 020 7358 9645 or email for more information.


Posters Selected from the Icograda Archive


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.

Summer Showcase 2013


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.

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

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



Peter Blake: Four Decades – Exhibition at Chelsea Futurespace


Peter Blake: Four Decades

Prints selected by the artist

Exhibition runs: Wednesday 15th May 2013 – 28th July 2013

Chelsea Futurespace proudly presents Four Decades an exhibition of prints by Sir Peter Blake, selected by the artist. Blake’s work takes its influence from the realms of pop culture, literature, music and contemporary art. The suites of prints in the exhibition include his series of Appropriated Alphabets, Alice in Wonderland, The Butterfly Man (Homage to Damien Hirst) and Homage to Schwitters. Other highlights include prints from the Found Art series, screenprints from collage and portraits of musicians including Chuck Berry, Brian Wilson, Ian Dury, The Everly Brothers and The Clash. The show covers the diversity and dexterity of Blake’s practice as an artist working in print across the last four decades.

Sir Peter Blake is renowned for his influence on Pop Art and culture and is frequently referred to as the ‘Godfather of British Pop Art’. He has worked with bands and musicians including The Beatles, Oasis and Paul Weller, designing the iconic cover for The Beatles’ ‘Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’. Blake’s work transcends the divisions between high art and pop culture, with visual influences from artists such as Kurt Schwitters to music icon Frank Sinatra.

An internationally acclaimed artist, Sir Peter Blake (born 1932) studied at Gravesend Technical College before attending the Royal College of Art. He subsequently taught there and at other institutions including St Martin’s College. A major retrospective of his work Now We Are 64 took place at the National Gallery in 1996 and at Tate Liverpool in 2007. Sir Peter Blake was knighted in 2002, for services to art.

Exhibition in association with CCA Galleries and Paul Stolper Gallery.

As with each exhibition at Chelsea Futurespace, a new publication will accompany the show, published by CHELSEA space.

Chelsea Futurespace is generously supported by St James/Berkeley Group

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