Throughout your degree you will have the opportunity to exhibit you work at a range of events. Here you can see examples of work by our students showcased at recent events.
Degree show 2018
A selection of work from our graduating students presented at the annual degree show in July 2018. The degree show is the culmination of the final year project completed by all undergraduate students in the School.
Work by Elizabeth Redhall, BA Textile Design, showcased at the 2018 Degree Show
3rd year Abigail Egwunyenga showcasing her work at the 2018 degree show.
"My practice is focused on narrating cultural hybridity through the Nigerian female Avant Garde Fashion Industry. The debate of neo-colonialism seems to relfect on the textile and fashion trade in Nigeria and is largely influenced by Dutch Wax and other foreign fabrics. Although political, Fashion plays a very important role in Nigerian cultural activities."
Alison Levy, BA Textile Design, showcasing her work at the 2018 degree show.
"My collection features a set of striking textile prints targeted at the luxury-end of the hospitality sector and is split into two key product type - fabric wall panels and uphoulstery. Urban Futures is an overriding theme. This is represented through two distinct contrasting visual themes - geometric structures and natural forms. All designs are contemporary in design and feature bold, vivid colours and striking shapes which make them the centre-piece of any room. "
Jenna Hardie, BA Art and Design, showcasing her work at the 2018 degree show
"My practice is concerned with painting and its visual and conceptual potential to signify. This agenda is informed by modernist and contemporary takes on abstraction, as with painters such as Albert Irwin, Katharina Grosse and Fiona Rae, exploring the relationshops between colour, form, line and space. This has allowed me to focus on absract pictoral elements and their expressive potential.
My process is initially guided by colour and its spatial qualitities whilst considering how form, gesture, density and movement contribute to the image allowing a "conversation" between different eleemtns to take place. Through improvisation, reflection, trial and error, the paintery process is just as imprtant as the final outcome."
Art and Design student Taya Shovgelia showcasing her work at the 2018 degree show.
"This project started with the exploration of body as form, which evolved to focussing on the beauty and eroticism of flowers as an analogy of the female body. Further consideration was to potray flowers in view of scientific experiments with plant life in space and related ideas of life cycles. The photographic imagery itself alludes to the idea of the memento mori and its focus on flowers and object to reflect death within the still life genre. Additionally, my practice is informed by fashion photography, which within this project led to a series of artist's books that play with relations between art and advertising."
Amelia Sharples, BA Art and Design showcasing her work at the 2018 degree show
"Transhumanism is the contemporary belief that the body can be augmented beyond its natural physical capabilities via the rapid growth within science and technology. My sculptures explore these ideas, underpinning concenrs of body and identity in contemporary culture, focusing on our strive for perfection and how this problematises notions of the evolutionary body."
Eleanor Marke, BA Graphic and Communication Design, showcasing her work at the 2018 degree show.
"Most of my work examines the important role design can play in examinining intersections of race and class. This year, I've focused on how changing accessibilities within the food industry can contribute to wider societal change. I have created a concept to tackle food poverty through community-driven social spaces by designing a community café and kitchen called The Mixing Bowl. In second term, I focused on how changing perceptions of West African food in the Ukcould help to create a fairer society in a world increasingly disrupted by racial and political divide."
A Fashion Marketing student Imogen Potter at the 2018 degree show.
"Over the past year, 'Get Scrapped' has been developed in response to the market need for sustainability. Get Scrapped focuses on creating desirable womenswear collections made from waste fabrics that were initially destined for landfill sites. Steering away from traditional sustainability routes, my project has a colourful and fun approach that priotises fashionable styles and accessibility for the consumer. "
A selection of student work showcased at the Art and Design open studio in December 2018.
The open studio is an opportunity for students to showcase their work in progress for family, friends and the wider student community.