“EVERY EXHIBITION IS ONE POSSIBILITY
SURROUNDED BY MANY OTHER
POSSIBILITIES, WHICH ARE WORTH BEING
This publication contains references to the work and ideas of the eighteen graduating students from the B.A (Hons) Art & Design (Interdisciplinary) course. This range of work typically reflects the diverse and eclectic nature of the course. Within this range we have those who operate as individual designer-makers, others who incorporate curation, writing and the promotion of art discourse alongside visual art practice. Then there are others who traverse fluid boundaries between collaborative and socially engaged practices, working within and across communities and cultural institutions.
Throughout their experience on the course they have been engaged in curating and exhibiting outside of (and within) the institution. Varying examples of this are evident in this publication; GIDE: The Group for International Design Education, Magdeburg, Germany 2011, PSL, Leeds and The International Artists’ Book Fair, 2009 – 2011.
This year there is also a small section profiling some of our alumni. Each year we invite ex-graduates back to talk about their experiences since graduating. This year it was with pleasure and pride that alumni from the past three years returned with stories of diverse and interesting art projects, internships, employment, post-graduate study and great enthusiasm for life after graduation. This provided a great sense of the potential for possible independent creative practice and thriving in the current economic climate.
This year’s graduating students demonstrate thoughtful approaches, independence of mind and enterprise. Many have prepared themselves well by establishing a practice and network of fellow artists, designers, curators to ensure that they have a lively and challenging future. We wish them well in their ongoing projects, careers and study.
NCheryl L HuntbachCourse Leader
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WORK IN PUBLIC
“AS I THINK BACK OVER WHAT I LEARNT AND THE CHALLENGES
I WAS FACED WITH IT MAKES ME
Steph graduated 2010. In her 2nd year she spent 1 semester on Erasmus exchange at one of our GIDE partner institutions in Mechelen, Belgium. She is currently working in Rotterdam in a multi-faceted design and research role for Except sustainable consultancy. www.except.nl www.gide-net.eu
Multi-coloured and multi-textual exhibit of toys and fantasy products fill up my world, fun items and objects are made to be played with, never take things too seriously and enjoy. I want to exhibit and reflect the playful attitudes that have followed me through my aesthetic imaginings, using all the senses to bring to you my best and wild ideas brought to life.
Photography influenced by surroundings, particularly the constantly changing urban landscape.
Heavily influenced by the countryside and her childhood roots, finding the constant diversity of city life fascinating and inspired by its photographic potential. Images document the ever-changing locations seen throughout the day, capturing the people who inhabit them.
I work with the idea of a viewer in mind one who stumbles across my work and engages with the piece. Using stop frame animation, miniature scenes as well as exploring how technology can be used as a platform to exhibit ar t away from the traditional gallery space. The intended outcome (in my head at least) is that the viewer interacts and they inform or become part of the piece (I don’t know if this person exists).
Attempting to inject humour into mundane situations whilst addressing the issues of modern life. Decorating everyday surfaces with the colour and pattern, making my mark on life, as life leaves it’s mark upon me. Giving a sense of meaning and order whilst satisfying the curiosity of my identity and both my personal and professional roles, as both a mother and a designer.
Food for the heart, the mind and the soul…Combining eating with design, using food as a medium to challenge and re-think traditional eating rituals in Western culture today. Strongly characterised by the subconscious mind and focusing on the link between food and feeling. Heavily influenced by culinary history and different cultures, considering the relationship between food and the viewer, encouraging engagement and establishing the connection between the two.
“A CREATIVE AND INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO THE
NATIONAL CURRICULUM, INSPIRING LEARNING
AND ENHANCING RELATIONSHIPS
The Den Experiment’; Chris Harman & Jamie Appleton (graduated 2009). Chris has established a series of successful Den projects for schools and businesses throughout the U.K, he also exhibited at Wakefield Art Walk and Holy Trinity Arts, Leeds. www.thedenexperiment.co.uk
‘Paper Lab’ emanates a playful twist which challenges the worlds of fact and fiction. The creations are finished with a light-hearted touch, where the majority of the materials used are mundane however combined with hand drawn illustrations and objects that are out of the ordinary, such as equipment existing from a science laboratory. Presenting experiments as visual translations of objects and images as a method of recapping and educating fundamental science knowledge to the individual, which presents itself as the nostalgia of learning...
Driven by intrigue in comparing the Eastern and Western cultures. Particularly in exploring my joint heritage between Jordan and the UK.
The main focus is analysis of the drawings drawn by the children from both cultures showing their fears, dreams and desires. Transforming their drawings to life through sculpture and photography.
I don’t care whether my work is traditional or contemporary. In fact it’s both. What it really is, is relevant to me, and that’s what’s significant.
I’m a portrait artist, but I won’t be constrained by a long established convention of 2D work in this field. My portraits can grow, they can become three-dimensional, anything to demonstrate and capture my subject appropriately.
‘Understanding’ is the ‘death’ attainable unattainable objectifying satisfaction accepting ones fate is the rebirth of pleasure all is well tuberculosis.
“THIS INSTALLATION WAS SO INCREDIBLY SENSUAL
THAT IT ACTUALLY MADE ME IMAGINE I WAS A VAGRANT
TYRE, ESTRANGED FROM MY FORMER VAUXHALL WIFE, LOST, FLOATING
ON THE UNDERCURRENTS SEARCHING FOR SOMETHING
I HAVE NOT YET FOUND.” Alfie Strong
Guest Writer for Millpond
Becky Elliott; Slice Residency at Project Space Leeds (PSL), 2011
WORK IN PUBLIC
The course positively encourages and supports students to develop projects in public spaces and to
engage with people and organisations beyond the college. We also
programme regular exhibitions within the course studios inviting audiences and participants to see and discuss work in progress. Over the last 12
months students on the course exhibited at the International Artist Book Fair, Test Space Leeds, PSL, 42
New Briggate, Art in Unusual Spaces, East Street Arts and Light Night.
‘A4 Only Exhibition’. One of a series of exhbitions held within the course studios.December 2010
“FOOD IS OUR COMMON GROUND, A UNIVERSAL EXPERIENCE.”James BeardChef
The ‘All life comes from an egg’ event aims to re-design the way we consume food in contemporary Western culture. This event will encompass the whole eating experience using cultural influences along with emphasizing the strong link between food and feeling.
Focussing on the vast cultural influences seen at LS6 Café, a traditional Greek theme will be prominent, with an abundance of Greek music and the exploration of traditional Easter rituals.
GIDE: Group for International Design Education workshop and exhibition held in Magdeburg, Germany in February 2011. The workshops include students and staff from Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Slovenia, Belgium, Scotland and England.
“A LITTLE EXTRA MAGIC TO THE CREATIVITY AND CULTURE OF THE CITY.”
Houston, We Have An Exhibition: The Itty Bitty Planetarium Itty Bitty Art Committee - Sophie Ashcroft and Beverly CottrellTest Space Leeds at 42 New Briggate, June 2010.www.ittybittyartcommittee.blogspot.com creativeboom.co.uk
Sally PaddockThe Guardian Blog
The Itty Bitty Committee Planetarium is our own playful concept of a solar system in a galaxy far, far away , inspired by heaps of Sci-Fi movies, books and games. It is a light-hearted and personal version, compared to the seriousness of the reality space. It is kitsch, bold and out of this world...
It is our planetarium on an itty bitty scale!
“THERE ISN’T A DAY THAT GOES BY WHEN I AM NOT THANKFUL FOR THOSE 3 YEARS
OF EXPLORATION, PLAY AND DEVELOPMENT.”
Bryony graduated from B.A (Hons) Art and Design (Interdisciplinary) in 2007. She loves collaborating with different people; this has led to some exciting work opportunities and residencies abroad; most recently in Sweden.
Using comedy as a tool to explore the female role within advertisement, focused around women as a sexual object. My work satirises the rather intriguing nature of advertisement through the application of appropriate media.
By exploring the relationship of man and environment, the body of this work subsequently questions the notion of the landscape as a medium itself, whilst representing the issues of our destructive influences plus natures own devastation through the repercussions of alteration and the conceptual consequences they convey. Documented in a manner that questions as much as it understands.
Zara is a contemporary designer/maker specialising in creating wearable jewellery. With a broad understanding of the technical processes of metal, this enables the expansion and development of her practice.
Intrigued by the juxtaposition of shape and form, her designs are heavily influenced by geometric shapes, architecture and natural found objects.
Repetitive processes and the regular reproduction of sculptural forms are the dominant factors of Alexandra’s practice. Site-specific exhibition is common in finalizing her project briefs. The works scale and presence is important in making a visual impression. By utilising a wide variety of media and material throughout her practice it is based upon the principles of experimentation and manipulation. The body of work present, requires engagement and interaction from the public leading to and involving collaborative elements.
Challenging the surveillance of people in everyday life, in current society. Examining the subtle distinctions often overlooked. Capturing the minute detail and processing through a production of; drawing, video, screen printing, metal, sculpture, casting, photography.
LIMN-VERB (USED WITH OBJECT)1. TO REPRESENT IN DRAWING2. TO PORTRAY IN WORDS3. TO ILLUMINATEwww.limnlimnlimn.co.uk
Joe Torr and Jack Scales (graduated 2010) curated and presented a series of ‘Limn’ projection and D.J events at Nation of Shop Keepers, Leeds. Their latest commission is an event for The Hepworth Wakefield, a major new art gallery opening May 2011.
Her interests lie with sculptural forms and the cross over to body adornment. Predominantly a materials based artist, intrigued by the transformative process of materials from everyday life. Challenging, manipulating and altering the purpose and perceptions. Using various techniques including print, photography, metalwork, ceramics and working in both 2D and 3D.
Scale is always considered, Colette often uses multiples in this way to create impact.
The incessant deterioration of one substance induced the desire to learn more, documenting the fermenting specimens using various methods of recording produces scope for a continually altering visual. Mould as a material, once born, becomes difficult to control; the spores constantly multiply, to maintain this state becomes a task of persistent citation. Growing the substance within a site allows for the combination and the interlocking of the mould within the environment.
Identity plays a large role within his work and there is particular interest in the way the media exploits it.Fashion and clothing are his chosen medium, research into fashion has led him to the use of clothing as a means of moulding ones identity.
His work invites the audience to attain a new perspective on clothing and in particular the affect fashion and non-fashion has on their identity.
Expressing sound through visual representation, creating a language that constantly changes and contradicts the intended purpose of a language – but still communicating an interpretation nonetheless.Working with a series of fragments, for example, a photograph, a sound recording and a drawing and exploring the relationship between them. A level of communication is visible across the fragments as a series. If one of these fragments is removed the line of communication fails to exist.
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