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New Designers Graduate Show 2012

New Designers returns once more with the best work from this year's graduate shows, and a chance to hear from a host of art experts. Part One: 27th to 30th June, Part Two: 4th to 7th July

Wed 27th June 2012, 10:00am – Sat 7th July 2012, 06:00pm

Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, Islington, London N1

Written by Amelia Gregory

Category: Art

James Uren black lamps - Mr Meow and The Vase
James Uren black lamps - Mr Meow and The Vase. (One Year On)

The design students have graduated, they've had their shows and now the creme de la creme are taking their best work to New Designers in Islington, which is this year partnered with Arts Thread to host their online graduate portfolios.

Ciara Bowles, Festiva Earrings, 2012, High Res (300 dpi)
Ciara Bowles, Festiva Earrings, 2012

Laura Grain, UCA, Applied Arts, The Hoard, Photography Dominika Stańczyk, LOWres(72dpi)
Laura Grain, UCA, Applied Arts, The Hoard, Photography Dominika Stańczyk.

I am particularly excited about the launch of The Design Trust's Business Club at New Designers on Thursday 28 June between 11am-5pm. All day there will be great talks from business support speakers across the UK, so don't miss your chance to get some expert advice: for a full listing take a peek here. If you are visiting during 27-30th June you will also be able to talk to experts on The Design Trust stand in the Graduate Hub. As a Design Trust partner I would be helping out myself as well, but my baby is just too little to get involved this year.

Dawn Gardner, Fireside Favourite graphic,
Dawn Gardner, Fireside Favourite (One Year On - loved her work last year so pleased to see her here again!)

Peta Levi MBE founded both The Design Trust and New Designers, so the two organisations have always had a very close relationship over the years, with particular involvement in the One Year On exhibition for last year’s graduates, which I always look forward to. For full timing and workshop information see the New Designers website - and to see the kind of stuff I discovered in 2011 check out a host of blogs here.

Holly Barton_One year on_ Moss neckpiece_high res
Holly Barton - Moss neckpiece (One Year On)

Opening times: Part One
Weds 27th June 3 - 6pm (VIP and Press and Premium ticket holders)
Thurs 28th June 10am - 8pm
Fri 29th June 10am - 6pm
Sat 30th June 10am - 6pm

Opening times: Part One
Weds 4th July 3 - 6pm (VIP and Press and Premium ticket holders)
Thurs 5th July 10am - 8pm
Fri 6th July 10am - 6pm
Sat 7th July 10am - 6pm

Ticket prices range from £9.50 - £26

Hannah Lovett 'Gold diggers' collection (65x65cm) glass - low res
Hannah Lovett 'Gold diggers' collection. (One Year On)