Archive for May, 2009

Caitlin Art Prize

Sarah Ledderman (Chelsea, 2008) has won the 2009 Caitlin Art Prize, taking home £3,000. Four of the other 5 finalists were University of the Arts London alumni.  Established in 2007, the Catlin Art Prize recognises the talent of recent graduates of UK art schools.

The other finalists were:

Mikael Alacoque  (Wimbledon College of Art)
William Bradley (Wimbledon College of Art)
Tim Phillips (Royal College of Art)
Jia Jia Wang (Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design)
Freya Wright  (Wimbledon College of Art)

Nicholas Usherwood, on behalf of the judging panel, said:

“The judges greatly admired the sense of commitment and thoughtfulness displayed by all the young artists in the show. We selected Sarah Lederman, finally, for the quiet and intensely personal integrity of her paintings and the sense of the journey long undertaken that will continue to lead her in interesting directions.”  Read more

Evolutionary Road

FdA Production for Live Events & Television Exhibition

Thursday 28 May 2009

Open Viewing: 10.30am – 5pm

Private View (entry with invite only): 6 – 8pm

Venue: Wimbledon College of Art, Theatre & TV Space, map and directions

FdA Production for Live Events and Television, first year group, Fashion show rehearsal

‘Evolutionary Road’ is the first exhibition of work from final year students on the FdA Production for Live Events & Television course. This interactive exhibition is an innovative 3-dimensional showcase that has been designed, installed and presented to demonstrate the journey that the students have taken over the course of their studies so far.

Ticket information:
Open Viewing – FREE ENTRY Open to public no invite required.
Private View – FREE ENTRY with invite only.

Find out more about studying FdA Production for Live Events and Television

Marking Criteria Website Launched

Marking criteria are being introduced across all undergraduate courses at the University from September 2009, to help explain to students how marks are decided, what they are doing well and how to improve, and to help staff agree marks with other assessors and discuss decisions with external examiners.

The marking criteria matrix and feedback form will be used to assess all student work for years 1 and 2 of BA/BSc courses, and year 1 of FdAs. Implementation for final year undergraduate students will follow in September 2010.

To find out about the change, visit Marking Criteria

A CD containing the same material as the website has been sent to all staff who are undertaking marking. The website and the CD include the key documents, and explain why marking criteria are being introduced, and how to use them.

Fashion Communicator of 2009

Penny Martin, photographed by Nick KnightProfessor Penny Martin, LCF’s Rootstein Hopkins Chair of Fashion Imagery, has been nominated for the ‘Fashion Communicator of 2009’ title in the Scottish Fashion Awards. Vogue and the Glasgow Herald have already featured Penny’s nomination, which is particularly outstanding as she is the only female nominee in this category.

Professor Martin is a writer and broadcaster on fashion and photography, prior to joining LCF she held the post of Editor in Chief at Nick Knight’s award-winning fashion and art website for seven years. She has lectured internationally and has contributed to Another, Beaux Arts, Blueprint, Contemporary, Fantastic Man, Frieze, Harper’s Bazaar, i-D, Numéro, UK Vogue, Japanese Vogue, Japanese Vogue Hommes magazines, La Repubblica and The Independent newspapers and BBC2’s The Culture Show, in addition to consulting for many haute couture brands.

Commenting on her nomination, Penny has said ‘It is thrilling to receive this nomination from the Scottish Fashion Awards. I can’t think of a period when there has been such a strong representation of Scots at the forefront of fashion design and communications and I am therefore immensely proud to be considered’.

You can see Penny’s work at two exhibitions on fashion imagery she is  curating:  ‘When You’re A Boy: men styled by Simon Foxton’ at The Photographers’ Gallery, London  will run 17 July–4 October 2009, and ‘SHOWstudio: fashion revolution’ at Somerset House, London runs 18 September–20 December 2009.

Image: Penny Martin photographed by Nick Knight

Dance Print

Thursday 28 May


At Main Hall, Camberwell College of the Arts, Wilson Road, SE5 8LU

Dance Print flyer

A dance, painting and print performance event with film projection and live music

Concept and choreography Rachel Thew
Film by Moshe Ladanga

Dancers: Emma Finn, Rachel Thew, Cherese Venter
Musician: Adrian Northover
Costumes: Harris K

Free event, rsvp for places:

Logo's for Harlequin and Travis Perkins

Dance flooring supplied by Harlequin Floors and building materials supplied by Travis Perkins

Adobe Inspired Media

Tuesday 26 May

7 – 9pm

Curzon Cinema, 93-107 Shaftesbury Ave, W1D 5DY

Adobe Inspired Media is a free monthly networking event for creatives who work and / or teach in film, video, animation, post-production and interactive media.

Gareth Edwards, Director and Visual Effects Artist

May’s Guest Speaker will be Gareth Edwards a Director & Visual Effects Artist. Gareth will demonstrate some of the techniques that he used when directing the BBC drama, Attila the Hun, which contained over 250 HD visual effects shots, all of which were created by himself in less than five months using Adobe Production Premium. He will break down shots, techniques and workflow used in the actual production of Atilla the Hun that combined After Effects, Premiere, Photoshop, Mocha, and 3dsMax.

There is an open screening in the second half of the evening where 1 minute of any films made using Adobe software will be screened in the cinema. Please bring along any films in a format that can be screened from a Mac laptop (no WMV files).

Seats are limited so booking is required, please register on Adobe Inspired Media

For further information email:

The Drawing Field – revealing process in drawing across disciplines

Tuesday 26th May 2009

2 – 5pm
Large Seminar Room, Camberwell College of Art, Wilson Road, SE5 8LU

This Is a Story from My Grandfather's Grandfather's Grandfather' 2007, Trish Lyons

Dr. Trish Lyons – Textual Amputation and Prosthesis
The final Drawing Field workshop this academic year will be led by Dr Trish Lyons on 26 May. Lyons is an artist whose work is realised through writing and performance. She is a Research Tutor in Fine Art at the Royal College of Art. Drawing upon texts with a surgical zeal this workshop will explore questions of subjectivity and reflexivity in writing in order to interrogate; who am I when I say I; and who are the voices that we hear when we read?

Participants are asked to bring along the following texts:

-1 x typed A4 page of your own writing ( It can be a work in progress, a current piece of writing or writing from your past – no one will be reading this except for you).

-2 x photocopies A4 text by authors whose work you read/study/research or influence/interest you ( this can include poetry, prose, philosophy, theory, art/design history, fiction, play…some or all of these texts could be chosen randomly from the library if you so want.

    The Drawing Field is organised under the aegis of The Centre for Drawing by Maryclare Foa, PhD student in drawing at Camberwell College of Art . The workshop is open to postgraduate students, researchers and staff across University of the Arts London.

    Please note that as spaces are limited preference will be given to the postgraduate students and researchers.

    To reserve a place please email:

    Further information about The Drawing Field can be found at:

    Graduation dinner

    Dates: 13 – 16 July 2009
    Time: 7.30pm – midnight

    Dress Code: Lounge Suit / Cocktail Dress
    Tickets: £85 (inc VAT) each, maximum of 4 per graduate to include: three course meal, a glass of sparkling wine on arrival and entertainment.

    The Banqueting Hall at Chelsea, with high windows and dinner tables set for a banquet

    A Graduation day to remember!

    Number 45 Millbank is delighted to offer Arts London final year undergraduates the opportunity to commemorate their graduation day in style at a series of special graduation dinners. Celebrate this most momentous of occasions in the Banqueting Hall, a stunning restored Edwardian interior of this Grade II listed building. Close to the daytime ceremony  venue Westminster Central Hall, Banqueting Hall is part of the grounds of Chelsea College of Art and Design.

    Contact 45millbank or 020 7514 8514.