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Alumni Celebrate Emerging Talent

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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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Inside Out Festival Opening Debate: Failure – What’s it good for?

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Nothing succeeds like Success. Or so we’re told. So bombarded are we by stories and images of successful people, products, projects and places that we can actually forget that Failure really does exist. True to form and true to the spirit of Inside Out Festival’s annual Opening Debate, we are delighted to tackle and celebrate the tricky topic of Failure in all its thorny glory. In a manner that sets out to be both light-hearted and compelling, a number of brave panellists will offer their views on Failure with perspectives that may amuse, offend, comfort and inspire.

Panelists include:

  • Professor Gavin Henderson CBE
  • Nick Catliff
  • Professor Clive Holtham
  • Dr Mitra Memarzia
  • Dr David Berman

When: Monday 21st October 2013, 6:30pm

Where: Chelsea College of Art, SW1P 4RL. Please note: entry via the Atterbury Street entrance only.

FREE: but booking essential

For more information and to book tickets visit our website.

 

Future Map Design 2013

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Exhibition open from Saturday 14 September – Wednesday 16 October 2013
Nursery Gallery

Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 10am–6pm, Sat 10am–4pm
Nearest Tube: Elephant & Castle

Private View booking essential futuremapdesign.eventbrite.co.uk

Future Map
Future Map is the leading annual exhibition of the finest emerging talent from London’s creative powerhouse, University of the Arts London (UAL). Now in its 15th year, Future Map has a well-earned reputation amongst industry insiders for showcasing the next generation of artists and designers who will define our visual landscape.

Future Map Design
Joining the Future Map brand in 2013 is Future Map Design, showcasing a selection of UAL’s brightest design graduates during the London Design Festival and London Fashion week. Future Map Design is curated by UAL Pro Vice-Chancellors Natalie Brett (London College of Communication) and Frances Corner, OBE (London College of Fashion). Exhibitors were selected from thousands of graduating BA and MA students, representing all the University Colleges and a range of disciplines, including photography, textiles, ceramics, graphics and fashion.

Future Map 13, showcasing the full breadth of art and design work from across the University, will be exhibiting early spring 2014.

More information futuremap.arts.ac.uk

MA Interactive Media | Final Show 2013

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Private View Thursday 5 September 2013, 6-9pm
Exhibition from Friday 6  – Tuesday 10 September 2013
10-5pm weekdays
11am – 4pm Saturdays (closed Sundays)
Well Gallery

MA Interactive Media | Final Show 2013

Here you will find presented four final major group projects as well as research, speculation and practice in the areas of interface and interaction design, user experience design and digital culture.

The course is one of the longest-established postgraduate courses in the field and is designed for people who want to work in interactive design and media, web, digital and interactive installation. It combines theory and practice, covering conceptualisation, planning, design, coding, production, project management and usability testing. Students are encouraged to explore, experiment and take risks.

The unique approach of this MA lies in its emphasis on the role of theory in underpinning multimedia design practice, and on making interactive design to challenge and test theories of interactive communication.

The course places great weight on the learning opportunities afforded by group-work. It reflects the multi-disciplinary and cooperative nature of industry and practice and has the added benefit of enabling students from many different cultures to exchange ideas, concepts and learning experiences in a collaborative environment.

www.13×13.org

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.

 

Fashion Matters: A Gala Dinner with Auction

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Date: 6 September 2013
Location: The Mansion House, City of London

London College of Fashion, in partnership with Kurt Geiger, hosts Fashion Matters, an exclusive evening of elegance and style at the historic Mansion House in the heart of the City of London.
Fashion Matters is LCF’s annual fundraising gala. This year it marks the culmination of our celebrations for 125 years of Cordwainers at London College of Fashion.

The evening will begin with a champagne reception, giving guests a chance to mingle and take in their palatial surroundings. A 3-course dinner will then be served in the magnificent Eqyptian Hall, after which guests will be treated to a glamorous salon fashion show followed by an auction of exclusive and unique pieces and experiences. The night will close with a performance from chart-topping classical singer, Laura Wright.

Lots up for auction include the chance to commission renowned fashion illustrator, David Downton, a year’s supply of Kurt Geiger shoes, a photographic portrait of Kate Moss by Richard Young signed by the photographer, and two front-row tickets for the LCF MA Runway Show, amongst other exclusive items and experiences.

London College of Fashion is committed to providing creative education for all based on talent and not financial background. This celebration will:

  •  Support the next generation of designers through student scholarships and hardship funds
  •  Reinforce the importance of British manufacturing and fashion’s impact on the UK and global economy
  •  Provide investment in state of the art design technology and equipment
  •  Raise the profile of British fashion and design education

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

 

Flight: Drawing Interpretations website launch

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Flight: Drawing Interpretations project website

Charlotte Hodes, Professor in Fine Art (LCF), is delighted to announce the launch of the official Interactive website for the Flight: Drawing Interpretations project.

This interactive website is an online exhibition representing the research project Flight: Drawing Interpretations which was an LCF collaboration with the National Gallery. Work made in response to the theme of ‘Flight’ was developed over the course of a year by a group of practice-led researchers at London College of Fashion, representing a range of disciplines  to include fashion design, fine art, fashion illustration, textile design, costume and dance. Read more about the project outline.

Participants included Charlotte Hodes, Paul Bevan, Natalie Brown, Dr Jessica Bugg, Xenia Capacete Caballero, Caroline Collinge, Andrew Kenny, Yuilya Krylova, Carolina Rieckhof, Simon Thorogood, Agnes Treplin.

The final outcomes took a variety of forms including direct drawing on paper, animation,  film, costume,  performance and fashion design. The project culminated with a symposium at LCF on the 24th May 2013, a live ‘Friday Late’ event at the National Gallery on the 14th June 2013, and an interactive website documenting the outcomes.

The website concept and curatorship was led by LCF MA graduates  Fiona Mckay,, Dr. Flavia Loscialpo and PhD student Ben Whyman.  In collaboration with design studio She Was Only, our initial concept has been translated into an online experience. The design of the site allows the audience to create their own journey and narrative through the works, as opposed to the conventional sequence of a physical exhibition.

The ‘physical’ component of this project comes in the form of a single experience of performances and temporary installations, fleeting in its nature, yet captured and preserved online.

Website: www.flightdrawinginterpretations.com

Blog: http://flightlcf.blogspot.co.uk

The Neal’s Yard PhD Centre for Sustainable Fashion Scholarship

The Research Centre for Sustainable Fashion at the University of the Arts London (UAL) together with Neal’s Yard seek to appoint a student to undertake a practice based PhD on Desire to Acquire (D2A)  

This PhD opportunity has grown through a collaboration between Neal’s Yard and Centre for Sustainable Fashion, based on shared ambitions around ‘Better Lives’ and a contribution towards ‘Ecological Resilience’. We seek a student to develop new knowledge in the field of Design for Sustainability through work relating to the research of Professor Helen Storey, whose world leading research has touched the lives of millions of people across the world. Building on this research is a new strand of design led interdisciplinary practice, which sets out to investigate and explore the relationship between us and our ‘ Desire to Acquire’, informed by, and with input from, neuroscience and psychology.

The studentship will be based at Centre for Sustainable Fashion, a UAL research centre based at London College of Fashion, under the supervision of Professor Helen Storey, working with the centre’s expertise and that of its international partner institutions, as well as a specific collaborative relationship with MA Textiles, based at Chelsea College of Art and Design.

The Centre for Sustainable Fashion and Neal’s Yard seek a student with experience in design led research, relating to fashion, with an interdisciplinary approach to research and practice and a deep interest in exploring the challenges of our current ways of living and working to evolve better ways for us to thrive as individuals, communities and societies. The successful candidate will have experience in engaging public audiences through the medium of fashion and an evolving understanding of design for sustainability.

The PhD ‘ Desire to Acquire’ theme incorporates ‘live pilot studies’ as part of the dissemination process and so it is important that the work generates outputs which can be put towards campaigning activity for Better Lives through fashion, to be designed by the student, and in support of an identified and agreed action for change. The campaign and its accompanying action may include partner organisations from existing, or new networks relating to fashion and sustainability.

Potential students should apply using the UAL application system. The application should contain a clearly defined proposal which outlines a potential subject within the broad parameters outlined above. This means articulating a clearly-defined research field; outlining key collections or works of arts and/or archive material which is available for study; submitting a bibliography.

The successful applicant will be registered as a student at UAL and will follow the university’s methodologies training programme during the first year.

Please note that the successful applicant will initially be enrolled for a Research Degree with the intention to complete as PhD and that Registration and Confirmation of the final degree path is dependent on approval by the UAL Research Degrees Sub-Committee and on satisfactory academic progress.

The studentship will cover fees for three years full-time Research Degrees study with the intention to complete as PhD as well as a maintenance fee of £10,950 p.a.

Please note that eligibility for the studentship is restricted to UK/EU citizens only. During the course of the degree applicants are expected to be resident in the UK.

To apply, complete the online application, available here: http://www.arts.ac.uk/research/apply/

The closing date for applications is Thursday 15th August 17.00, and it is anticipated that interviews will take place at the University of the Arts London on Wednesday 04 September 2013 for the degree to start on 01 October 2013 (with the compulsory induction week starting Monday 23 September 2013).