As if by Magic, the Shopkeeper appeared: Goldmark Gallery

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There’s not success or failure…there’s just doing – Mike Goldmark

 

Deep in the idyllic countryside of the East Midlands in the small village of Uppingham lies an unassuming art merchant: Goldmark Gallery.

But this is not just your average gallery, it’s an art trading, ceramic selling, exhibition hosting, magazine publishing, television producing, gallery shop.

It’s a family run business, founded by Mike Goldmark, which had been going for over 40 years and now holds more than 50,000 items in stock ranging from the affordable to the pricey, but always of the highest quality.

Mike Goldmark started his working life as an employee for Sainsbury’s and Marks and Spencer learning the art of selling and the principles of business.

The key philosophy? Buy a product that people want and sell it for a profit, pretty simple right?

He moved onto working briefly in fast fashion but felt trends moved on too quickly. Although artistic merit can be found in fashion, he believes it is too fleeting to be widely appreciated as a true artform.

This led Mike to open his own shop. In the 70s, now knowledgeable in all things business, Mike began to trade in second-hand books. His store ran successfully until the rise of the internet when books could be sort out online for cheaper than he could afford to sell them.

In the meantime, however, his book sales’ success meant Mike was able to open a gallery in 1985 and, due to his extensive knowledge of books, in 1986 launched a publishing house. Knowing what type of books work and sell would have lent itself perfectly to this natural business expansion.

Since then, he has expanded his business to include prints and framing, a reference library, an artist programme, a music performance venue, film production and has introduced functional ceramics, all of which is curated with love, care and expertise.

He has spent years unteaching himself the traditional rules laid out to him by corporations, challenging himself into finding products that people don’t want and figuring out how to sell them anyway.

Take his unique method of ‘try before you buy’ ceramics, for example. Ceramics are made to be held so Mike tells his customers to pick ‘em up n’ chuck em’ round, rather than the traditional look but don’t touch method.

He takes artists under his wing like other galleries, however where others may have hundreds on their books, Goldmark Gallery has a small selection of potters, currently sitting at twelve. This ensures a higher quality of artists who have a higher level of attention paid to them by the gallery staff. The more time and effort put into each potter is beneficial for both parties as it creates a wider awareness and understanding of their work, leading to more sales.

Since the start of the pandemic, Goldmark Gallery has also been creating films about potters, artists and the gallery itself. It allows customers to see the gallery action from their homes and improve their understanding of the artwork but allows artists to remain focused on their creative flow and developmental work without distraction.

These films have a huge reach and are all free online. ‘Why no charge?’ I hear you ask. Simply, it’s great PR, and Mike has found the return on investment (ROI) makes it completely worth it.

Mike believes as a society we do our best to put education and selling into different categories. Of course, he isn’t arguing with every child’s right to free education, but he’s saying these shouldn’t be mutually exclusive. You should learn and be sold, kinda like a museum ending in a gift shop.

Additionally, Goldmark Gallery shares the work of artists, using art to maintain a sense of community, which is being lost through the rise of online media and, of course, the pandemic. He is proud of his town of Uppingham which maintains a mainly independent high street. This is thanks to Mike buying up property in the 80s and then renting it to independent shopkeepers.

Customer service remains at the heart of his work. He aims to make people feel welcome and settled in his space. From making customers a cup of coffee to enjoy as they looked for purchases to inviting them from lunch whilst they learn about the artwork around them and the team that’s made it all possible.

 

But despite all of these great business skills and money-making methods, for Mike it’s not about being rich and famous, it’s about working hard, and utilising any profit to provide gainful employment to as many people as possible which in turn supports all the other goals of the gallery: welcoming customers, building community and educating people.

 

If you want to learn more about Mike Goldmark and the team then head over to the Goldmark Gallery website or check out his interview on The Practical Creative Podcast

Has your business branched out in unique and creative ways? Tell us about them in the comments!

 

APP OF THE MONTH: Behance

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Name Behance
Product Description Owned by Adobe, Behance is the world’s largest creative network for showcasing and discovering creative work.
Availability Available from the Apple App Store, Google Play Store and through your browser.
Key Features ·       Look at projects from all over the creative industries including but not limited to:o   Graphic Design

o   Photography

o   Illustration

o   Interaction Design

o   Motion Graphics

o   Architecture

o   Product Design

o   Fashion

o   Advertising

o   Fine Arts

o   Crafts

o   Game Design

o   Sound

· Check out work curated and compiled by humans, not computers, and created by imaginative inventors who you can follow and interact with.

·       It’s used by some of the world’s leading creative companies to find new talent and advertise job opportunities throughout the industry.

·       Build mood boards of projects that inspire you while exploring the communities.

·       Watch artist and expert-led live streams to learn new crafts or the latest artistic techniques.

Prices and Plans Completely Free!
Biggest Pro The wide network of artists and companies who use this platform to find new talent!
Biggest Con It’s owned by Adobe so desperately makes me want to invest in every product they make so that I can make my own art!

I’m ashamed to say I hadn’t even heard of this platform until I discovered that many Fine Art Students from the Class of 2021 had profiles.

It is the perfect place to show off your work and get inspired!

The Class of 2021 presents: “The Online Graduate Showcase”

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Usually, at this point annually Art Schools, Conservatoires and Universities up and down the UK are creating performances, curating galleries and tuning up instruments to show key industry contacts (and the rest of the world) what to expect from this year’s graduating class.

Well, it’s been a crazy year and here at The Arts Business, where we believe in education to creatives, we wouldn’t want your showcase to go unseen just because of the pandemic.

So, we have compiled a list of all of the online showcases we can find and plan to visit as many of them as possible throughout the month! By doing this I hope to promote the importance of digital and social media marketing to you soon to be grads.

Have we mentioned your showcase? If not let us know and we’ll add it to the list!

Also, if you want a shoutout we are all about sharing the love on our social media so send us a message on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and we will get you sorted.

Your showcase should be the best part of your course! The pinnacle of everything you’ve learnt and the direction you want to take the creative industries! Let us help you share your work with the rest of the world!

Universities

Glasgow School of Art

Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Hereford College of the Arts

Leeds Arts University

Manchester Metropolitan University: Manchester School of Art

Norwich University of the Arts

Plymouth Marjon University

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Ravensbourne University London

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Sheffield Hallam University

Solent University, Southampton

University of the Arts, London

University of the Arts, London: Camberwell College of Arts

University of the Arts, London: Central Saint Martins

University of the Arts, London: Chelsea College of the Arts

University of the Arts, London: London College of Communication

University of the Arts, London: London College of Fashion

University of the Arts, London: Wimbledon College of Arts

University of Brighton

University of Portsmouth

University of Sunderland

University of York

York St. John University

Schools and Colleges

Drama Studio London

Performance Preparation Academy


SOUND SO | Scanned moving image | 2020 | Amaya Powers-Fernandez

Glasgow School of Art

Glasgow School of Art has created their own Graduate Showcase Platform during the Pandemic to exhibit the work of 2020/21 Graduates. It is being frequently updated so check back regularly! Check out the following courses:

Portfolio Preparation Course – Creative Practices 

We Lost You For A Moment There | Open Studio | Instagram

Alexander Byrne | Portfolio

Amaya Powers-Fernandez | Portfolio | Email | Website | Instagram

Aoife Hogan | Portfolio | Email | Instagram

Beth Fagan | Portfolio

Bianca Patania | Portfolio

Cecile Foglio | Portfolio

Coral Barnett | Portfolio

Emily Munro | Portfolio

Gaspar Benavente Jaldón | Portfolio

Inaya Berger | Portfolio

Iris Macklin | Portfolio

Jenny Hyde | Portfolio

Joanna Twaites | Portfolio | Instagram

Kirsty Prentice | Portfolio

Madeline Hodgeman | Portfolio

Martina Genovese | Portfolio | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Etsy

Mia Vidman | Portfolio | Instagram

Olivia Jamieson | Portfolio

Penny Gonlag | Portfolio

Rhona Millar | Portfolio | Instagram

Sam Camilleri | Portfolio

Scarlet Freeman | Portfolio | Email | Instagram

Tess Pirrie | Portfolio | Email | Instagram

MA Fine Art

Glue | Online Exhibition | 15th – 18th March | Instagram

The Thread Itself | Monday 15th March @ 5pm | Lydia Davies, Jess Holdengarde, Catrin Menai & Dominique Rivard

  • Kératine | Dominique Rivard | Instagram | Website | An intriguing soundscape accompanies this photographic storybook
  • Intangible Matter | Jess Holdengarde | Instagram | Website | A Hauntingly Beautiful Audio Piece which takes you to the Highlands of Scotland
  • New Sheets | Lydia Davies | Website | Juxtaposition of Audio and Video makes for strangely compelling viewing or reading in complementing publication and prints 
  • A Holding Place | Jess Holdengarde & Lydia Davies | The perfect accompaniment to Intangible Matter 
  • Still Nothing Happens | Catrin Menai | A video reflecting the endless monotony of lockdown. 

[untitled] | Monday 15th March @ 8pm | Delaney Tesch & Andrew Crane

Still Life | Tuesday 16th March @ 5pm | Brandon Hendrick, Xiaojia Ouyang & Ye Ji

  • The Uncanny Nest | Brandon Hendrick | Claustrophobic Still Life from Brendon Hendrick’s flat during isolation 
  • Hello There | Xiaojia Ouyang | The ocean will unite us once again
  • Dream A Dream | Ye Ji | Colours and Imagery combined with a unique soundscape to invoke the power of dreams 

Site/Sight | Tuesday 16th March @ 8pm | Qiushi Chen, Matthew Cosslett, Masaki Ishikawa & Edward Gwyn Jones 

Liquid Futures | Wednesday 17th March @ 5pm | Martha Panagiotopoulou, Fanming Dong & Wei Zhou 

Spit It Out | Thursday 18th March @ 5pm | Harry Hurlock, Yorgos Karras & Paige Silverman 

What’s At Hand | Thursday 18th March @ 8pm | Bing Chen, George Anastaplo & Julie Duffy 

  • Negotiations | Bing Chen | Instagram | Using different materials to make everyday objects: makes you question what you think you know 
  • The Card Piece | George Anastaplo | A live stream that makes the viewer reframe their memory. 
  • Ottilie | Julie Duffy | Instagram | Mesmerising Handography that would make Craig Revel-Horwood proud. 

Fashion and Textiles

GSA Fashion Showreel ’21 | Friday 19th March | Available Now

The Glasgow School of Art’s Fashion and Textile students, like designers across the world, have responded to the challenges of the ongoing pandemic by presenting their work digitally this year. In a 20-minute showcase 16 third-year Fashion Design 26 third-year Textile Design students unveiled their latest designs using a range of approaches from stop motion animation, collage animation, abstract animation to time-lapse, motion capture, digital puppetry, projection and more.

BA (Hons) Fashion Design

Rosie Ridley | Instagram | A Stop Motion Catwalk across Abbey Road 

Andrea Liu | Instagram | Avant-Garde Fashion pushed to the max

Andrew Comerford | Instagram | Menswear with a twist

Lydia Gough | Instagram | Simple and unique manipulation of fabric used to create stunning garments

Annie Banner | Instagram | A Collection Celebrating the women who have climbed Everest

Lisa Manastireanu | Instagram | Reusing past fashion and upcycling to give garments a new high fashion lease of life

Julia Knie | Instagram | Fashionable, Wearable Trash!

Catherine Tinney | Instagram | 80s style prints rejuvenated for the 2020s

Leeka Ndure | Instagram | Reinventing yourself through fashion design

Mannie Rosie | Instagram | RuPaul’s Drag Race Meets Vivienne Westwood on Crack!

Luukas Nuotio | Instagram | Fashion meets Performance Art

Scarlett Rhoda | Instagram | A subversion of the rights of womanhood, a beautiful thought-provoking collection

Hannah Scorah | Instagram | Reconceiving Elegance through garments of dramatic grandeur

Anna Rowland | Instagram | All in a day’s walk

Laura Porter | Instagram | Inspired by dark times and military wear

Brook Robertson | Instagram | The story of covid told through fashion and animation: Don’t Stay Down in the Dumps, It’s Time to Play

BA (Hons) Textiles – Print

Honor Anderson | Instagram | Print Textile reimagined as lace

Thomas Kinghorn | An exploration of the Highlands through AV

Rosanna Rose | Instagram | I would wear all of these prints! Loud and Proud!

Bethany Pringle | Instagram | Serious Art Deco Vibes off these bold prints and designs

Sarah Rhodes | Funky 60s inspired prints with metallic accents

Freya Celeste Walsh | Website | Instagram | Simple and Delicate Prints, and an excellent website to go with!

Marcus Carr | Instagram | Vibrant Prints for Sports and Streetwear

BA (Hons) Textiles – Knit

Emma MacKenzie | Instagram | Knitting taken to the next level 

Florrie Pollen | Instagram | Knitwear inspired by Landscape and Digital Design

Rosie MacDougall | Instagram | Lacy, tight fit knits made on a knitting machine

Flora Bruce-Gardyne | Instagram | Experimental Knitting used to create a new texture of stunning fabrics

Paul Williams | Instagram | Black, White and Turquoise combined with geometric patterns to create modern menswear

Emily Dickson | Instagram | High comfort, protective knitwear to reassure and empower those who wear it

Lucie Peslova | Instagram | Combining weave and knit to create new depth and textures in their fabrics

BA (Hons) Textiles – Embroidery

Millie Collins | Instagram | Decisive Embroidery and Mark Making to redefine textiles.

Arouge Salim | Cyclical inspired embroidery

Emma Campbell | Instagram | Sensory overload and Tactile Embroidery

Aya Fetah | Instagram | The 80s meets India… and I love it!

Daisy Dickson | Instagram | Sculptural Embroidery used to create clothing that makes a real statement

Sophie Allardyce | Instagram | Vibes of Historical England with a modern twist. Also, who’d have thought you could make electrical tape that awesome!

Ruby-Rose McGann | Instagram | Who doesn’t want to wear giant pom poms?! LOVE!

BA (Hons) Textiles – Weave

Holley Sweet | Instagram | Inspired by the beach find a little piece of freedom from lockdown in this collection.

Sandra McWilliams | Instagram | Loud, Colourful and Marvelous

Adele McCully | Instagram | Adele McCully has found a way to weave the nineties rave scene!

Abbey Elizabeth | Instagram | Fun and Energetic, Matisse Inspired Weaving.

Jordan Orr | Instagram | Running Routes made fashionable

Some of these brilliant students have accessories available to buy online. Take a look at the GSA Boutique.


BA (Hons) Acting | Theatre Festival

Guildhall School of Music and Drama

BA (Hons) Acting

Pieces of Us | on demand until 22 March

Pieces of Us is a kaleidoscopic series of short, stand-alone solo performance works created by Guildhall School students. Written, directed, and performed by the students in lockdown isolation across the world, these original performances will provide a unique and deeply personal snapshot of the diverse range of stories, artistry and lived experiences that exist within Guildhall’s student community. 

Please note that some of the Pieces of Us performances contain explicit language and adult themes. 

26 Minutes | Charlie Beck | Spotlight | A clever depiction of a night out gone wrong in Nottingham told from the perspective of three local lads from three very different lives.

A Love Letter to My Former Self | Connor McLeod | Spotlight | A darkly comic monologue with vibes that resonate with the opening of Trainspotting, simply but powerfully designed and portrayed.

Becoming Lola Enitan | Tara Tijani | Spotlight | Tara Tijani shows real versatility and depth in the piece showing two sides and two possible futures, or parallel worlds, of a woman who has been victim to abuse.

BLOB | Dolly Webb | Spotlight | Effortlessly reflects the pressures put on single women both by themselves and from society, showing the ups and downs of loneliness in a beautiful production.

Blue | Millie Smith | Spotlight | What is normal? Alice Simpson (played with perfect nuances by Millie Smith) makes us question this as she sits in a waiting room weighing up whether or not to have an abortion.

Bring Me the Head of Alfio Marullo | Noah Marullo | Spotlight | A theatrical performance from Noah Marullo of an imagined conversation between Steinbeck and his friend. With a bit of lengthening and workshopping I could see this being a hit at the Fringe!

Bute Street | Hassan Najib | Spotlight | WOW! A moving portrayal of Mahmoud Mattan, the last innocent man executed in Wales, exquisitely performed by Hassan Najib.

Can we dance now? | Genevieve Lewis | Spotlight | An apt piece for the pandemic, where cases of domestic abuse have risen dramatically, Genevieve Lewis delicately explores the aftermath.

Fever | Nia Towle | Spotlight | Ever tried to win a dance competition when your period has come to life and your archnemesis’ mum is on the judging panel? No?! Well then, watch the hilarity ensue.

half-self. | Zachary Nachbar-Seckel | Spotlight | Opening with a beautifully written and performed folk song we see an affray between two brothers in a therapists office… or are they?

High Road | Felix Newman | Spotlight | Watch the meteoric rise and catastrophic fall of a Tour De France Champion Cyclist performed with easy naturalism by Felix Newman.

Hoxton Hall | Aoife Gaston | Spotlight | An important piece of theatre during the #BLM campaigns, set in the 1970s and shrewdly showing us how in some ways we’ve come do far, yet in others, we’ve still got so far to go.

little finger | Hope Kenna | Spotlight | The portrayal of an acrophobic mother struggling with post-natal depression, living in a shed and trying to overcome issues from her past. Very moving.

Mashiach | Dan Wolff | Spotlight | What does being Jewish mean in the 21st Century? Dan Wolff tells us the facts in this semi-autobiographical, darkly comic monologue.

妈妈 (Mum) | Brandon Grace | Spotlight | When an overbearing mother doesn’t understand the cultural differences in her and her son’s life, she gets frozen out, but does absence make the heart grow fonder?

Pepper Spray | Levi Brown | Spotlight1984 meets Peep Show crossed with The End of the F***ing World. A little experimental, a little bizarre but completely genius.

Scotland – Yard | Umi Myers | Spotlight | The story of a radio DJ trying to figure out who she is, living in Scotland but with Jamaican heritage she starts to explore her ancestral roots.

SIX BLANKS | Sam Thorpe-Spinks | Spotlight | Juxtaposing images and footage from the fateful day in 1981 when the Queen was shot at during the Trooping of the Colour, Sam Thorpe-Spinks combines great design with noteworthy acting to bring the shooter’s story to life.

Soft White Underbelly | Lily Hardy | Spotlight | You don’t need words to tell a story. A woman running from abuse in the midst of the Corona Epidemic tells her story through action and emotion.

SPLIT | Isla Lee | Spotlight | Trying to navigate the cruel world of dating with a mother struggling from mental health problems, this is a moving, relatable piece of theatre.

Three Clowns | Sonny Pilgrem | Spotlight | A poignant film illustrating the mental health struggles of so many creatives in the industry through the art of monologue and mime.

When You See Me | Alyth Ross | Spotlight | The delusional and occasionally psychotic rantings of a woman’s obsession with a man whom she has never actually met.  

who, what, where? | Sheyi Cole | Spotlight | A funny mockumentary following a new artist on the rap scene and exposing his upper-middle-class roots. And I have never seen a Chicken Cottage that big!

Music

Guildhall Jazz Orchestra with Ivo Neame | Friday 26 March, 7.30pm | Ivo Neame: Composer/Piano |
Scott Stroman: Director

Click here for FREE link to the concert and more info. 

Guildhall Jazz Orchestra presents a programme of pianist, composer and Guildhall professor Ivo Neame’s original Big Band compositions and arrangements, including his newly composed suite The Rise of the Lizard People.

Guildhall Studio Orchestra | The Great British Songbook – The Beatles Reimagined | Thursday 1 April, 7.30pm | Malcolm Edmonstone: Director

Click here for FREE link to the concert and more info.

Guildhall Studio Orchestra draws upon the legacy of the Lennon and McCartney songbook in this performance broadcast from Milton Court Concert Hall.  The orchestra will perform reworkings of hits including In My LifeEleanor Rigby and Yesterday in concert.

Guildhall Big Band | A History of Big Band: 1930s & 40s – The Swing Era | Friday 9 April, 7.30pm
Matt Skelton: Director | Colin Skinner: Director/Saxophone

Click here for FREE link to the concert and more info.

For their third concert in their History of Big Band series the Guildhall Big Band welcomes band leader, arranger and saxophonist Colin Skinner as special guest director and soloist.  The performance will span the 1930s, 40s and immediate post War transition from the Swing Era.


Hereford College of Arts

2021 Graduate Show is coming soon.

For now, why not check out Glimpse: The Hereford College of Arts 2020 Degree Show.


Kate Abbey | MA Creative Practic

Leeds Arts University

MA Creative Practice: A Masters Programme designed for a range of Creative Practitioners

Kate Abbey | Lifestyle Photographer & Director | Instagram | Website

Hafifa Ahmed | Calligraphy Artist & Photographer | Instagram | Email

Lewis Arnold | Photographer & Surfer | Instagram | Website

Pat Bradbury | Experimental Image Maker | Instagram | Website

Alena Chalmovska | Spun Kids | Instagram | Email

James Dixon | Musician | Instagram

Holly Gee | Textiles Designer | Instagram

Evelyn Hewett | Oil Painter & Storyteller

Moon Hussain | Islamic Artist & Printmaker | Instagram

Sarah Kirk | Sculpture & Photographer

Chizem Kubilay | Visual Communication Designer | Instagram

Ruth Lafferty | Artist

Judit Mathe | Mixed Media Artist

Thomas O’Hara | Artist | Instagram | Website

India Stone | Performance Artist | Instagram | Website

Jane Wilson | Textile Artist | Instagram | Email

MA Curation Practices: A Masters Programme for those who wish to curate exhibitions in the commercial, education, arts and heritage sectors.

Alexander Anderson | RNA Gallery | Instagram | Website

Coralie Datta | Social Documentary Photographer

Sarah Evans | Art Teacher & Education Curator | Instagram

James Gray | Graft Collaborative | Website

Helen Hesketh | Artist Curator

Eleanor Kelly | Home Decorator | Website | Instagram

Lily Sherratt | Photographer & Curator

MA Fine Art     

Joel McDermott | Artist | Website | Instagram

Nataly Pérez Rivas | Sculptor & Textile Artist | Website

Alex Walker | Artist | Website | Instagram

MA Graphic Design

Ciaran Carr | Contemporary Sportswear Brand

Pin-Chu Chen | The Old Time | Website

Lyns Hirikul | Graphic Designer

Shannon Kenny | Memory Lane | STK Creative | Instagram

Yaling Li | Graphic Designer | Website

Jamie Patterson | Graphic Designer | Website | Instagram

MA Photography

James Palmer | Photographer | Website

Scott Stevens | Photographer

Helen Varey | Photographer & Makeup Artist | Instagram

For more info check out the Leeds Arts University Website.


MA Design: Illustration | Rhian Voyce | Women in STEM

Manchester Metropolitan University: Manchester School of Art

MA Design: Graphic Design and Art Direction

Sara Aldhubaib | Consolidated Culture | Website | Instagram | exploring the impact of western civilization on Kuwait as a society

Maria Fernandez De Osso | Redefining Mental Health | Website | Instagram | Positively impacting society

Vu Thu Ha Ho | Exploring Vietnam’s Splendid Culture

Anna Russell | Website | Instagram | editorial design and publishing

Tamer Sayegh | Website | Instagram | digital design, voxel art, user interface (UI) design and video game design

Christiana Vakali

Leyao Xia | Website | Instagram

Yifei Zhang | Instagram | About how the older generation holds onto cultural objects for an extended period

MA Design: Fashion Art Direction

Beth Case | Limbo Magazine | Instagram | Website | Combining 60s & 70s art, music, fashion and humour

Pedro Duarte | Following one’s creative instincts is the first rule of authenticity and good design

Aneri Gandhi | Instagram | Website | Outgoing, Optimistic, Outlandish.

Futoon Quisairy | MARIRA | Website | Instagram | expressing the untold stories of Syrian Refugees

Vasundhra Thakkar | Website | Bringing Art to Fashion

Diana Todorova | Fantasticom | Website | Instagram

MA Design: Fashion

Pinkal Lad | Website | Instagram | Fashion should be repaired, reused, recycled, and upcycled.

 

MA Design: Interior Design

Maria Alqahtani | The Refuge | A spiritual peace zone

Jianne Amante | Beehive Mill Reimagined | Instagram | Exhibition space to showcase sustainable garments

Simay Ayyildiz | Deansgate Locks | Behance

Uli Siregar | Website | Instagram | camouflage until you become a part of the space

Dou Tian | Creating interesting social environments for people in the city

MA Design: Craft

Louise Miller | Ceramicist | Website

 

MA Fine Art

Oliver Alonso | Website | Instagram | “Body is Obsolete” Sterlac

Archana Chaudhary | Instagram | a direct representation of women of a modern Indian society

Kristian Jones | Instagram | A focus on new media art and surveillance

Natalia Szulc | Instagram | Space and materiality focus

MA Design: Textile Practice

Joanne Columbine | Website | Anxiety portrayed in textile

Sarah Kostick | Website | Exploring Textile Reinforced Concrete

Eve Malam | Website | The view of our everyday is cut up

MA Design: Textiles for Fashion

Georgia Woodhall | Modern Medieval | Instagram

 

MA/Msc Design: Product and Furniture

Nonye Azikiwe | Ọ dị iche | Website | Instagram | Designing and exploring your own individuality

Catriona Brown | Linoleum Lamp Shade & Cork Bath

Grace Fussell | Instagram | Website | Blending elements from different historical and cultural styles

Sunwon Hong | An Airborne Bench

Tessa Steunenberg | Website | Instagram | Sustainable Product Designer

MA Photography

Michael Bennett | Website | Instagram | Giving a voice to the disabled and those we see as outsiders, foreign to the natural order

Fiona Sinéad Brehony | Website | Instagram | Interdisciplinary artist who interlaces moving image, text and performance

Rob Collins | Immersion, Flow and Presence | And how they are present in real and virtual worlds

Tim McConville | Website | Professional Photographer

Michael Swarbrick | Website | photographer working with film and installation

Lucy Tibbs | A Sign of our Times | Website 

David Walters | In the mind’s eye | Website | Instagram | The image that you see inside your head may well be a truer interpretation of your environment than the objects within it

Chun-Wei Wang | Website | Instagram | Photoless Photography

Lauren Wilson | Instagram | Website | printmaking, photography and conceptual art

 

MFA Filmmaking

Usman Ashraf | Behind the Wheel | Life Beyond Windows | Instagram | Exploring Social Issues like immigration 

Nolan Callecod | This Too Shall Pass | Instagram | A cine-poem from lockdown

Charlotte Landrum | Female Hysteria at its Finest | Website | Instagram | Interested in the kitsch and the surreal

MFA Design: Illustration 

Jou Chen | About Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer | Website | Instagram 

Chinatip Egkantrong | Instagram | Experimenting with text and data 

Edel Fernandez Vanaclocha | Carrot and the Leaf | Website | Instagram | Children’s book illustration

Jaya Katiyar | Instagram | 3D Illustration

Chang Meng | Master-Subordinate | Relationship between Mother and Daughter

Eunjin Oh | Website | Instagram | Opening up a dialogue on Korean Culture

Toby Pritchard | Block Therapy | Website | Instagram | The story of some adventurous blocks!

Rhian Voyce | Website | Instagram | the relationship between play and pedagogy within children’s illustrative narratives

 

MFA Animation

Adam Farish | Stop Motion Animator

Sam Rushton | Slime Universe | Website | Instagram

Joshua Wright | Instagram | Mixed Live Action and Animation Music Video


Norwich University of the Arts

The Norwich University of the Arts Graduate Showcase is expected to go live 22nd July 2021.

For now why not check out their Graduate Show 2020.


Plymouth Marjon University

BA (Hons) Acting / BA (Hons) Performing Arts Education

The Actors Wheel Festival | Twitter | Facebook

A student arts festival where students have not only devised and developed there own shows and companies but have explored web development, graphic design, social media management and video editing to promote their work.

Little Bird | Charlotte Elizabeth & Alexa Godfrey Evans

98228 | Holly-Eden Docherty | An audio adaptation of Leon Greeman’s An English Man in Auschwitz

Still Waiting for Godot | Mattia Centaro & Jake Venning | Whilst I was at uni, my course devised a sequel called Listening to Godot so I really love this idea!

Lost | Georgia Dudley | Exploring the concept of being and feeling lost in this bizarre world.

My Darling Pan | Twist Theatre | Abbie Roberts & Jacob Marriott

Pros Elysium | Keziah Chalkly, Breagha Mason, Annia Eldridge & Jazmin Price | How far would you be willing to go to find out who you are?

The Hidden Truth | Caitlin Cole-Irving & Casey Egerton

2020 Vision | Scarlet Gb Potter | A brave 12-hour improvised performance about the year that was 2020.

Encore Arts | Chloe Soby & Cecily Reid | Facebook | Instagram | A community theatre company grown in lockdown which puts students at the heart of their online drama and dance workshops.

It’s Freddie | Robbie Bond | A cross between Graeme Simsion’s The Rosie Project and Beckett’s Not I, It’s Freddie was a great take on the modern one-man play.

For more info check out the Plymouth Marjon University Website.


Please Don’t Tell | Once Upon A Time

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

BA (Hons) Drama and Performance 

Please Don’t Tell | Once Upon A Time | Instagram | YouTube | Fairy tales reimagined by a Young Girl figuring out lockdown, told with simple but beautiful props, lighting and puppetry techniques from her bedroom.

Interactors | Audio Guide and Instructions found here | An opportunity to solve a mystery with accompanying audio guide and clues. Cleverly designed and following the trend of the creative industries to create more audio entertainment with Covid Measures.

Claes Horse Productions | Finding Yourself Without Hope | YouTube | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | A unique perspective of the Scottish Referendum from the point of view of Glaswegian Teenagers of the time cleverly made within Covid Guidelines, complete with an excellent website and Social Media to boot. Watch the show on YouTube.

Deep Fake

Unidentified | Disconnected

Social Horizons | Parole Board

For more info check out the QMU Website.


Ravensbourne University London

2021 Graduate Show is coming soon.

For now, why not check out the Ravensbourne University London 2020 Degree Show. It looks AWESOME!


Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

BA (Hons) Contemporary Performance Practice

Into The New 2021 | 25th–28th March 2020 | Click Here to View the Trailer | A Festival of Contemporary Performance.

Till I Die | Indra Wilson | Instagram | 25th March @ 6.30pm | Exploring gender stereotypes in the slasher genre | BOOK TICKETS

Man, I miss the cinema! Indra manages to capture the novelty of cinema visits, which just can’t be achieved with Netflix! This darkly comic commentary of women in horror movies makes us reassess how women are depicted in the wider media through a clever balance of highly comedic and sinisterly serious moments.

Short/Long : Long/Short | Jack MacMillan | 25th March @ 8.30pm | Looking at the relationship with friends over the past months | BOOK TICKETS

An incredibly apt perception of life during the pandemic: never before has life passed so slowly yet so quickly at the same time. Originally intended to be a walk from Berwick-Upon-Tweed to Greenock in 10 days, best friends Jack MacMillan and Grant Swanson redesigned their project to meet corona guidelines showing us the sites of Edinburgh and beyond. It is inspirational to see the mental health benefits of a healthy lifestyle!  Have fun storming the castle lads!

The Unholy Knight | Miro Santeri | Instagram | Facebook | 26th March @ 5pm | A hooded character is journeying through a dark snowy forest, trying to claim something that was once lost | BOOK TICKETS

The Unholy Knight gave me some serious Assassin’s Creed vibes as we follow a lone templar discover what is true and what is legend.  An ingenious soundscape combined with voiceover and beautiful film work meant the viewer was fully immersed in the story.  Concluding with an awesome original rock song paralleled with mystical characters, evil potions and powerful symbols the piece came to an epic end! Genuinely brilliant!

Content Here | Althea Young | Instagram | 26th March @ 8.30pm | Binaries of reality and surreality, absence and presence overlap as objects become the main performers in a show that interrogates the relationship between art, artist and the act of living | BOOK TICKETS

Taking you into the world of the surreal, where inanimate objects appear more real than humans and the in-between is fully explored. It is a truly imaginative way to get the audience to rethink what they see in the world and ask themselves questions like: Is gender a construct? Is it hard to be an Artist? Does love have no boundaries?  Also, on a side note, as a theatre technician in a past life, that is one beautifully coiled cable!

Under My Duvet (until further notice) | Forest Wolfe | Ciaran Stewart | 27th March @ 3pm | Forest’s Website | Forest’s Instagram | Do you ever want to run away and hide? Just bury your head under your duvet? Block out the world? Come with me and we can do exactly that | BOOK TICKETS

Before this piece even began, I already felt connected to it. After all, who of us over the last year haven’t woken up and wanted to stay under their duvet until they are “empty and new and ready to continue.” Simple, yet beautifully staged with insightful AV, a gorgeous soundtrack and the odd duvet dance Forest makes us all feel a little bit less lonely and a little bit more connected.

As Real As Reality | Maria Monteiro | 27th March @ 6.30pm | Website | Instagram | The Real Cosmo | This is an audience within an audience within an audience, a screen within a screen within a screen, a reality within a reality within a reality | BOOK TICKETS

In light of the recent Megan and Harry Interview with Oprah there is no better time to take a satirical look at the talk show. Follow in the epic rise and catastrophic fall of chat show host The Real Cosmopolitan who interacts live on social media to enhance the show’s realism. An insightful production with excellent attention to detail even includes terms and conditions, advert breaks and influencer promotions as we get an insight into the dark world of showbiz.

6678… | Holly Worton | 27th March @ 8.30pm | Instagram | Do you remember when you were young? What music did you listen to? Who did you listen to it with? | BOOK TICKETS

When you’re stuck at home in lockdown, with limited contact to the outside world, surrounded by only your family for company, who better to pull into your production than your little brother! This sibling relationship is put under the microscope with dyed hair and festival lights Holly shows us that even when you’re all grown up, you’re never too old to enjoy a trampoline. Honest and Heartwarming theatre.

And When I Remember That I Have Forgotten | Minnie Crook | 28th March @ 3pm | Website | Instagram | i can see you there, forgetting slowly, who I am and where you are | BOOK TICKETS

Opening in a cabaret setting, we are part of Minnie Crook’s family reunion. We sit and relive memories through Minnie’s eyes, old fuzzy VCR footage manipulated with moving folk music and the slow-mo function turned on so that we might remember moments as she does. This humble offering evokes incredibly powerful emotions, and there is something about Irish dancing in a village hall that immediately puts a smile on your face. Brilliant.

We’re Not Really Strangers | Rachel Mclean | 28th March @ 4.30pm | I am a dwindling image on your phone as you scroll through Facebook | BOOK TICKETS

If you had an opportunity to confront your past selves what would you say? And how would you feel? Would you be a little bit less lonely? Rachel Mclean talks to photographic portraits of herself, discussing her lifetime spent alongside the ups and downs of mental illness. In this fearless monologue Rachel reminds us that it’s ok not to feel ok, and that however trapped you may think you are, there is always hope: “If I am brave enough to see the light, I am brave enough to be it.”

Mother’s Milk | Sally Charlton | 28th March @ 8.30pm | Instagram | Twitter | In a space cluttered with discarded costumes and glasses of milk, a single female body dresses, undresses, drinks and dances again and again in a choreographic attempt to embody the lineage of women that brought her into being | BOOK TICKETS

With an exploration into key moments in her personal history and a balletic milk sequence which I can only liken to Las Vegas Fountains of Bellagio, Sally Charlton analyses the importance of understanding where we come from with a shrewd look at the all-important mother-daughter and the often-overlooked grandma-granddaughter relationships.

 

BA Performance in BSL & English

I had no idea this course existed. What an excellent way to ensure equality in the performers and performances of the future!

Class of 2021 | Showcase | Click here to watch 

Amy Helena | Email

Emery Hunter | Email

Amy Murray | Email

Neil Shand | Email

Irina Vartopeanu

Claire Wetherall | Email

Benedetta Zanetti | Email

Enough | by Stef Smith | Irina Vartopeanu & Amy Murray | A high energy, energetic interpretation of this hilarious extract from Stef Smith’s Enough. A real ‘Girls on Tour’ vibe, but are they friends or enemies?

Laurie & Kate | by Emery Hunter | Emery Hunter | Beautiful and versatile monologue to be performed by stage or screen which has an element of truth to any viewer.

Boys | by Ella Hickson | Amy Helena & Benedetta Zanetti | Performed with delicate subtlety: after grief, can things ever be like they once were? Also, one of the best seagull impressions I have ever seen!

Speaking Tongues | by Andrew Bovel | Emery Hunter & Claire Wetherall | We’ve all heard that to get over someone you need to get under someone else! This discussion descends from sympathy to pure sass in the girl’s bathroom of a club!

My Angry Vagina | by Eve Ensler | Amy Murray | This well-known extract from The Vagina Monologues has been perfectly reimagined for any audience by Amy Murray with excellent facial expression and actions. I LOVED IT!

Miss Julie | by August Strindberg (trans. By Michael Meyer) | Claire Wetherall & Neil Shand | A naïve, innocent girl desperate for attention (playfully performed by Claire Wetherall) seduces a man (cool, calm and sexily portrayed by Neil Shand) who knows the game only too well.

Greenland | by Moira Buffini| Emery Hunter & Benedetta Zanetti | A mockumentary stylised piece with excellent comic timing, showing a relationship that begs the question: Should opposites attract?

Hoors | by Gregory Burke | Amy Murray & Amy Helena | Questioning the five stages of grief and climaxing in hysterical rehearsed crying this scene was hilarious from start to finish.

Beg | by Kate O’Reilly | Neil Shand | Cunningly staged and filmed with Neil Shand slowly advancing onto the viewer this monologue felt incredibly intense and claustrophobic as if there would be no escape.

a profoundly affectionate, passionate devotion to someone (-noun) |  by Debbie Tucker-Green | Benedetta Zanetti & Irina Vartopeanu | This felt like a scene pulled from the Academy Award-winning Birdman in its unique composition and stand out performances covering many different levels of a relationship.

When Our Daddies Come | Author Unknown | Claire Wetherall | The eerie soundtrack, disturbing voiceover and striking physical theatre combine to create an overwhelmingly effective piece about child abuse.

Glory on Earth | by Linda McLean | Whole Company | Showcasing everyone at their best the Class of 2021 show us we are never more alive than when we are afraid.


Holly Anne Wilkinson | BA (Hons) Illustration | The Pollinator’s seed Trail

Sheffield Hallam University

Art & Design Graduate Showcase

 

BA (Hons) Fashion Management & Communication

Autumn West | Visual Merchandising | Instagram

Emily Summerscale | RAWmag | Website | Instagram

Abbie O’Connor | CoFundaments

Imogen Thomas | Sum Space | LinkedIn

Olivia Walters | Wade | Instagram | Stylist

 

BA (Hons) Graphic Design

Nimisha Mistry | Optic Eye | Instagram | Designer

Sarah Twelves | Polarisation | Website | Instagram | Graphic Designer

Anna Gregory | Bold Magazine | Instagram | Facebook

Hannah Buckley | Made for the Community | Website | Facebook | Instagram

Michael Peters | No one is cool. Not even you. | Website | Instagram

Wesley Ashton Holmes | Every Sex Durex | Website | Twitter | Facebook 

Coralie Wells | In Plain Sight | Website | Instagram | Graphic Designer and Photographer

Rebecca Bull | Wardrobe Confessions | Instagram | Graphic Designer 

Michael Hargreaves | Existential Dread | Instagram | Graphic Designer

Maddie Barker | Route | Website

Emily Barker | Fulfil

Megan Tompkins | Invisible Disabilities | Instagram

Ben Malin | under one roof

Jason Wilcock | Creative Blocks | Website

Hexx Inkworks | Signwriting | Website | Instagram

Stephanie Dowd | Nourish | Website | Instagram

Aimee Brockley | Let’s Get Mad

Hope Spalding | Cut, Make, Trim | Instagram

Olivia Harding | Retrospect | Website

Alistair Wood | #OurGame

Chloe Tribe | Out of Context | Instagram

Alice Fraser | For the Love of Stuff | Instagram

Max Armstrong | The All Purpose Suit | Website

Tejaswini Pednekar | Rice Spice and Everything Nice | Website | Instagram

Andy Kellett | Crypto Cars | Website | Instagram

Izzy Harper | Sadgradz | Website

Daniella Devita | Anti Censorshit Club | Instagram

Alysha Harvey | The Printworks | Website | Instagram

Justice Southwell | Women of Sin | Website

Cat Spivey | Typography, Dance and Ritual | Website | Instagram

 

MA/MFA Graphic Design

Aish Kshirsagar | A Call to Embrace our Ugly

Charlotte Wasden | Growing into Creativity | Website | Instagram

Ebrima Touray | Tagz | Website | Instagram | Photographer, Film & Design

Shereya Hebli | Typeface as Graphic Identity | Instagram

Lauren Griggs | Don’t F**k It Up – A Game about Sex and Consent | Website | Instagram

Jessie Lin | Social Subconscious | Instagram | Behance

Yanjing Wang | Traitor

Qi Yuan | Music Communication in the Digital Age

Lisa Menke | Doin’ Alright | Website | Instagram

Diptya Ghosh | Redefining Wayfinding and Signage Systems During a Global Pandemic

Shi Yun | Social Puppet | YouTube

Charlotte Baker | My Family Tree

Erika Conschis | Correlating + collecting | Twitter

Layla Gharib | The Corridor School | Instagram | Twitter

 

BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design

Joseph Ngoma | Batik and Ankara Fabric Measuring Store | Website

Chloe Barlow-Huurdeman | Respite | Website

Rebecca Murray | Candyland | Website | Instagram

Paval Kaur Tara | The Hospice Retreat | Website

Chandni Soren | The Sewing Cube | Instagram

Imogen Brusce | Zen Hotel | Website

Hannah Morley | The Healing Centre | Website | Blog | Instagram

Jovita Pereira | The Spice Retreat | Website | Instagram

 

MA/MFA Interior Architecture and Design

Xunru Zuo | Fraud Exhibition | Instagram

Mayara Nazario | Little Home Interiors | Website | Instagram

Sushmanjali Konduru | Nature Café | YouTube

Shan Ye | Evolution of Residential Space

Shanmathi Subramaniam | Biophilic Office Design | Instagram

Ramachandran Kannan | Chettinad Architecture

Yanqiao Yang | Mobile Shared Community | Instagram

Camasamudram Madurima | Styles and Traditions: Knowledge from the Past Design for Tomorrow

 

BA (Hons) Product Design

George Hutchinson | ORCA | Instagram

Matthew Cross | Sidekick | Instagram

Alex Lewis | Saguaro 45L | Website | Instagram

Marcus Bowring | Guitar Mentor | Website | Instagram

Katie Galley | OROA | Instagram

Ricky Blair | Social Improvement Toolkit

Josh Ellis | RE-Charge | Website

Polly Leeman | Vuoro | Website | Instagram

Thomas Veryard | The Agricultural Chair

Mike Matthews | Ease | Website

Charlie Ransford | The Songbird | Website

Vilma Kairyte | HOLTEX

Joe Taylor | Slicer and Juicer | Website

Beata Harding | Steep Tea Set | Website

Tim Sutton-Brand | Phon | Website | Instagram

Emily Tavanyar | Crick•Hut | Website

Myles Taylor | STRUX | Website | Instagram

Matt Stoddart | Mycranium

Eleri Davies | GlobeJotter | Website | Instagram

Rachel Knight | 8.3 Billion

Joe Faulks | Smart Home Air Quality Monitor

 

MA/MFA Product Design

Kris Birtwistle | Magical Hat

Yutian Zhang | Anaesthetic for Modern People | Instagram

 

BA (Hons) Fine Art

Daniel Le Dain | Untitled

Lauren Mooney | Audrey

Joshua Wells | please be nice to me | Instagram

LR Chadwick | Ordained by Design

Rebecca Burke | Coping Mechanism | Instagram

Amy Foster | Safer Than the Land | Website

Jamie Fenny | Untitled | Instagram

Harry Nixon-Kneale | Date Night | Instagram

Alice Beech | Strategies | Website | Instagram

Catherine Gittens | The Orange Blob Project | Website | Instagram

Sigvaldi Friðarsonur | Nibiru Kills | Website

Katie Garner | Garms | Instagram

Cat Etheridge | Untitled

Rosie Rendles | Recent Paintings | Website | Instagram

Hannah Parker | Becoming

 

MA/MFA Fine Art

Lynne Barker | The Civic Tree | Website | Twitter | Instagram

Hannah Ravandi | Ego | Website | Instagram

 

Karis Hopkinson | Presence | Website | Instagram 

Phil Waterworth | Taking a line for a walk looking for a dropped kerb | Instagram

 

BA (Hons) Illustration

Emma Jones | Sheffield Modern | Instagram

Luke Almond | Rock the Void | Website | Instagram | Facebook

Jess Brown | Sadie Masochism | Instagram

Olivia Downton | Domestic Robotics | Website | Instagram | Twitter

Sophie Bexton | Using Art to Creative Positivity

Megan Budd | A Troll’s Tale | Website | Instagram

Casey Massey | Only Humans Cry

Holly Anne Wilkinson | Clownfish | Website | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter

Hannah Radcliffe | F is for Funeral | Instagram

Amy Hart | Editorial Illustration | Website

Eliot Robinson | Glints | Instagram

Tom Saxton | A Short History of Nearly Everything | Website | Instagram

Khozana Omar | Retail Window Displays | Website | Instagram

Eleanor R Mason | Illustrations | Instagram

Maya Dixon | Climate Change Campaign | Website | Instagram

Emma Stevenson | Onna Wo Suteru

 

MA/MFA Illustration

Kash Hothiyakumar | The Impacts of Social Media and Body Image Dissatisfaction Faced by Malaysian Women | Instagram

Sitong Zhou | LIE | Website 

Yutian Pu | Seagulls

Han Han | Girls Around Me | Instagram

Jun Guan | The Healing Power of Art | Behance

Hanna Lampe | Schattenklage | Instagram

 

MA/MFA Jewellery and Metalwork

Hui Hu | Dream Fragment | Instagram

Tianyao Wang | Love or Control?

Divy Chaturvedi | Out of the Ordinary | Instagram

Xueling Jin | Echo with Nature | Instagram

Yingxi Lyu | Keep Real | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter

Jingyan Tian | Doodle Jewellery | Instagram

Yutong Lu | Anxiety: Aggression and Resistance

Wanrong Xie | Can you hear me? | Instagram

Yining Liang | My Creator: Conscious Lines

Lingxuan Yan | Fascinating Aging

Qianjun Ye | Imperfection is also Perfection

Arno Chen | Their Hands | Instagram

Lanxuan Zhong | Silent Expression

Yuka Jourdain | Pray for Reconnection | Instagram | Website

Xu Jiaxin | “I’m fine” · Help me

Kaveree Yadav | Encapsulating the Aura of Flora | Instagram

Cho Ying Ng (Suzy) | Struggle in the Warning

Zanzhang | Change and Decoration

Larry Lin | Tea Rain | Instagram

Ji Jingzhuo | Fleeting Moments in the Digital World

Leslye Qun Zhang | Remote Habitants | Instagram

Qiutong Xu | Doomsday Glacier

Hengzhi Guo | Being Eliminated

Imogen Cheng | Let the Past Stay in Our Future | Instagram

Gaspar Wu | Out of Bounds: Exploring our Boundaries | Instagram

Bingqing Xia | Travel Bubble | Instagram

Debby Wang | Are You There? | Instagram

Zhu Tong (Aly) | Jewellery Atmosphere | Instagram

Jiayu Liu | The Protection and Restraint of Nature by Man-Made Objects

Kexin Sun | Boundary: Contemporary Superstitions | Instagram 

Cheuk Man Au | Connect Again

Dorothy Lu | Life is a Box: What is Inside?

Jinglin Mei | Emotion Guard: Hear the Supporting | Instagram

Zhou Chen | The Power of the World

Bhakti Maru | Bygones – The History of Two Cultures | Instagram

Amber Stephen | Round Pouring Vessel | Instagram

 

BA (Hons) Fashion Design

Jessica Anderson | Buy the ticket, take the ride | Website | Instagram

Alicia Tilney | Our Lasses | Instagram | Website

Maddi Hooper | What a Waste

Brittany Fowler | Graduate Collection

Lucy Mae Golding | Shadow Clan | Website | Instagram

Michelle Gan | A Woman’s Story | Website

Evie Ludlam | Just Like Dad

Madeline Hather | #HERSEXUALPOWER | Instagram

Amelia Ward | The Fight

Eliza Lunn | Rich Man’s World

Leah Jessica Parker | Glitch In Reality | Instagram

Rosie Coggin Levy | The Doll | Website | Instagram

Victoria Batey | Growing Up Northern | Instagram

Laoise Hamilton | A Vagabond Nobility | Instagram | Website

Tamara Ragoonanan | MUTANT-NATION | Website

Isobel O’Connor | You Get What You’re Given | Website | Instagram

Charlotte Tait | Aster Planetes: A Wandering Star | Instagram

Emily Dunnett | Chip Off the Old Block | Instagram

 

MA/MFA Fashion Design

Guan Songyuan | Another kind of aesthetic feeling | Instagram


Kateřina Jakešová | Creative Play Note | MA Visual Communication

Solent University, Southampton

BA (Hons) Fine Art

Agata Rygielsk | Final Year Project

Ella Rodgers | Objectifying Bodies: a household series | Website | Instagram

Gullu Kandrou | Love; Lost and Torn | Website | Twitter

Hayley Jones | Consciously Awake

Jake Morgan | Final Year Project

Jojo Lewis | Domestic Abuse in Lockdown

Karen Dobbins | Final Year Project

Carolyn NiChonbhai | Ripe Tomatoes Art Exhibition Proposal

Megan Georgia Smith | British Contemporary Artist | Website | Instagram

Rebecca Webb | Abattoir Livingroom

Samantha Miller | World of Landscapes | Website | Instagram | Twitter

Media Technology, Acoustics and Engineering | Graduate Show

MA Creative Direction for Fashion and Beauty

Meredith Howells | Reflection

Viivi Clark |Concrete | Nova

Gemma Sansom | Undress the Dressed

MA Critical Creative Practice

Mike Osbourne | Forgotten History | Website | Instagram

Suzy Merrifield | The Human Cascade | Website | Instagram

MA Visual Communication

Kateřina Jakešová | Creative Play Note | Website | Instagram

Elise Gunmaer | Sonder

Philip Layley | Nemophilist

Sarah Peters | Transparent Virtual Spirits

Johana Klementova | Music Artist Visual | Website | Instagram

Georgia Pullen | Padma: Your Yoga Journey

Georgia Papa | Visionaire

Jan Pavelka | 2 Metres Apart

Tanya Shrimpton | The Cursed Frogs: A Family Heirloom

Kelly Barker | Threads of My Belonging

Morgan Wyatt | Ascension: Tarot | Instagram

Magdalena Biesek | Relovey: Digital Upcycling App

Catarina Novais | PORTUS CALE | Instagram

Annkathrin Reich | Apocolypse – it’s only a glitch away

For more info check out the Solent University Website.


University of the Arts, London

The University of the Arts, London, has created their own Graduate Showcase Platform during the Pandemic to exhibit the work of Graduates across all of their colleges. It is frequently updated and gives you an amazing taste of the sort of creative endeavours taking place at the institution from the Class of 2020 and 2021.

It also has a fabulous intro video from the legendary Grayson Perry and is just an altogether great place to get inspired!


Rui Jie | MA Fine Arts: Printmaking

University of the Arts, London: Camberwell College of Arts

Including artist graduates from 2020 and 2021 check out the following courses:


Iphigenia Garani | BA (Hons) Performance: Design and Practice | Multimedia Designer

University of the Arts, London: Central Saint Martins

Including artist graduates from 2020 and 2021 check out the following courses:


Rushil Gaba | BA (Hons) Interior Design

University of the Arts, London: Chelsea College of Arts

Including artist graduates from 2020 and 2021 check out the following courses:


Hatije Kargin | BA (Hons) Animation

University of the Arts, London: London College of Communication

Including artist graduates from 2020 and 2021 check out the following courses:


Danya Vassanth | BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Development

University of the Arts, London: London College of Fashion

Including artist graduates from 2020 and 2021 check out the following courses:


Pip Terry | Waiting for Godot | Virtual Showcase | BA (Hons) Theatre Design

University of the Arts, London: Wimbledon College of Arts

Including artist graduates from 2020 and 2021 check out the following courses:


Sonia Srebic | MA Fine Art

University of Brighton

MA Fine Art

Layla Ali | Artist

Voytec Brodacki | Artist | Instagram

Jasmyn Fraser | Artist

Callum Konetsky | Artist | Instagram

Anna Kruger | Artist | Instagram

Sonia Srebric | Artist

Conor Statton | Artist | Instagram

Yang Yang | Artist

For more info check out the University of Brighton Website


University of Portsmouth

2021 Graduate Show is coming soon.

For now why not check out the University of Portsmouth 2020 Graduate Show from the following courses:

For more info check out the University of Portsmouth Website


University of Sunderland

2021 Sunderland Creative Graduate Show is coming soon.

For now, why not check out the University of Sunderland 2020 Degree Show in the following courses:


University of York

Music Courses

Virtual Showcase II | Friday 19th March | Now Available to stream onlineYouTube | Website

The students and teachers at the University of York have come together to provide you with a music-filled evening of entertainment. From Beyonce to Bach there’s something for everyone.

Improvisation around the note ‘E’ using Baroque and Easter themes | Nina Kümin | See at 14.01 | YouTube | Facebook

Andante and Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 14 by Felix Mendelssohn | John Smith | See at 31.29 | YouTube

Innocence | Owen Russell | See at 48.38| Website | Twitter

Excerpt from Me, Myself and Mesha | Ben Eyes | See at 52.44 | Website | Facebook

isolation walk | James Redelinghuys | See at 57.35 | Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

Be Thou My Vision | Noah Lawson | See at 1:16.05 | Website | Instagram

For more info check out the University of York Website.


York St. John University

BA (Hons) Creative Writing

Creative Writing Showcase | Thursday 25th March 2021 | Tickets from Eventbrite

Beyond the Walls Anthology  | Thursday 6th May 2021 | More info coming soon

Creative Arts Students 

Creative Arts Degree Show | June 2021 | More info coming soon

For more info check out the York St. John University Website.


Drama Studio London

BA (Hons) Professional Acting

The Mab | Directed and Written by Steven Marmion | 6th April 2021 @ 7pm | 8th April 2021 @ 1pm | Get Tickets Here

A modern retelling of the story of Geraint and Enid from the Welsh canon of myths – The Mabinogion.

Tatterfest | Directed and Written by Alec Pedrick | 7th April 2021 @ 7pm | 9th April 2021 @ 1pm | Get Tickets Here

A devised play inspired by the original Norwegian fairy tale of ‘Tatterhood’.


Performance Preparation Academy

BA (Hons) Performance in Musical Theatre / 3 Year Professional Diploma in Musical Theatre 

Spring Awakening | 30th March-3rd April | Twitter

Our House | 6th-10th April | Twitter

For more info check out the PPA Website.


Have we mentioned your showcase? If not let us know and we’ll add it to the list!

Also, should we have made mistakes (there are a lot of links and one tiny person) please let me know in the comments so I can sort it out!

APP OF THE MONTH: Google Arts and Culture

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Name Google Arts and Culture
Product Description Compiling Knowledge from over 2000 institutions worldwide to allow you to visit and inspect museums and art galleries right from your Smart Phone during a global pandemic.
Availability Available from the Apple App Store, Google Play Store and through your browser.
Key Features ·       Art Transfer – stylise your photos to look like works by your favourite artists.

·       Art Selfie – Ever wanted to look like Van Gogh or dress up as the Girl with a Pearl Earring. Now you can with ease.

·       Art Projector – Check out exactly what artworks look like in their real size.

·       Pocket Gallery – Visit hundreds of art galleries worldwide during the lockdown.

·       Art Camera – Inspect your favourite artworks close up.

·       360° videos and Virtual reality tours – With VR technology you’ll truly feel like you’re at the museum

·       Street View – Tour famous sites and landmarks like the graffiti of Banksy across the world

·       Exhibits – Take guided tours curated by the worlds leading experts

·       Favourites – Save your favourite artworks into galleries to share you’re your family, friends or students

·       Nearby – Find museums and exhibitions near you to explore when Covid is over!

·       Notifications – New content and features are added weekly to keep you hooked

·       And much more!

Prices and Plans Completely Free!
Biggest Pro The ability to get your arts and culture fix in lockdown! Absolutely brilliant!
Biggest Con It’s a little bit glitchy here and there but I think that’s down to the enormity of content and activities available.

 

If you’re missing galleries and museums this is for sure the next best thing! But be warned… you can easily spend hours on this app exploring art, playing games and re-immersing yourself in the wonderful world of culture.

Studio Open Days: Coburg House Art Studios

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Artists need space.

 

Whether we find ourselves requiring more so set up a studio, the need for a professional business address, a little extra storage to free up some space in the house or just the need for a bit of company, we often seek out studio, office or rehearsal space to work in.

 

And I don’t know about you but despite the fact I ‘work from home’ most of the time I actually find it immensely difficult to work at home. Whether I move to a coffee shop, a coworking space, a mate’s house or even a train (which I am currently on) I tend to get a lot more done! I think this is down to the naturally collaborative nature of creative work.

 

There are loads of these spaces all over the country for every different field of work and every price bracket. Usually located alongside the artistic suburbs of towns and cities not only do they make excellent workspaces but they can also make for great communities!

 

One of my favourites of these is Coburg House Art Studio situated in Leith, Edinburgh and home to over 80 designers, artists and makers.

 

It has been running for over 20 years and across that time has built up quite the reputation as an exciting, unique creative hub.  To get a studio space at this former granary there is a wait list and (I’m told) it costs a pretty penny, but for good reasons! Very good reasons indeed.

 

First and foremost, much of the ground floor of the Coburg House Art Studio forms a shop and gallery where studio users can display and sell their work. It is open every Saturday and Sunday 11am-4pm.  A really nice touch with this shop is the counter which consists mainly of a display of artistic business cards, presumably from every designer, so that if you should find something you like you can find that artists card and contact them directly or take them as a keepsake from your visit.

 

Another great idea is that twice a year they run weekend open days. One during the spring/summer and one just in time for Christmas. Not only can you learn more about how their artists work, you can talk to them about, well, anything you have ever wanted to know! It’s like a living museum where you can learn about any craft you could imagine.

 

Coburg offer their artists in residence the opportunity to display their work in exhibitions both independently and collaboratively.  They have quite a unique range of arts and crafts including: painting, print work, ceramics, glass, jewellery and illustration so I can only imagine the diverse and imaginative installs hosted.

 

A few of the artists in residence offer courses which you can take in the studios to and in case that wasn’t enough they also have a combined social media following of around 6500.  It is a hugely positive and inspiring environment which is clearly adored by its artists in residence!

 

So how can your Arts Business take inspiration from the Coburg House Art Studios? How can you get the public involved and improve awareness and income for the artists and you company?

  • Think about having open days for the public where they have the opportunity to get a special behind the scenes look at how you run your arts business.  Do you run a theatre company? Think about running an open rehearsal or script read throughs.  Do you have a dance school? Try having an open workshop.  What about a museum? Have an access the curators or scientists day or run specialist educational tours.  Think outside the box to develop unique community events.
  • Run specialist workshops encourage the local community to learn new skills or try something new.  You could offer these for free to raise awareness or charge a ticket fee as a way of bringing in additional income
  • Think about introducing a shop or gallery.  This works great in galleries and studios as it gives artists an immediate connection to sell their work and the commission you earn can be used to put money back into your venue and make it even better for clients.  Think outside the box here, the RSC runs
  • If you have the space available, you may consider launching a coffee shop or bar.  Make your work place a cool place to hang out!

 

Coburg House Art Studios have created a community beyond their community and become creative hub for the people of Edinburgh as well as the artists.

How could you do the same?  Let us know in the comments below!