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Posts Tagged ‘Free Range’

Free Range Art & Design Show 2013: Week One Review

The first week of Free Range kicked off with shows from Greenwich, Goldsmiths, Southampton Solent and Coventry. Here's my pick of graduating designers!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Free Range show 2013
The graduate shows are upon us and that can only mean one thing… I'll be heading down to the Truman Brewery on a weekly basis to discover the most inspiring new designers graduating in 2013. Due to the fact that I was off camping in rural Sussex last week (bliss) I only just made it along in time to view the first week's showing at Free Range Graduate Shows. Sadly Somerset College was already packing up, but here's the best of what I found elsewhere.

Suzanne Kugler at Coventry Uni
Fashion students from Coventry University had created an innovative display out of cardboard boxes, with exciting over-sized ceramic jewellery by Suzanne Kugler taking pole position in the window.

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Arts University College of Bournemouth: Feral Show 2012 Illustration Review

A very belated look at my top finds from AUCB illustration graduates in 2012, including D&AD award winner Natasha Durley.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Students from the Arts University College of Bournemouth habitually show in the last week or so of Free Range, with creative graduates from a number of disciplines (fine art, illustration …

Best of D&AD New Blood Illustration & Graphic Design Graduates 2012: part two

A second batch of awesome graduate talent discovered at the D&AD New Blood show in Spitalfields.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Images by Andrew Duncan.
Continuing on from my introduction blog here’s the next load of design talent discovered at the D&AD New Blood show this year…

Andrew Duncan’s NU(UN)CLEAR prints at the …

Best of D&AD New Blood Illustration & Graphic Design Graduates 2012: part one

So much to see at this year's relocated New Blood graduate show, hosted by D&AD in Spitalfields Market... here's part one of a mammoth review.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Image by Ivana Thomas.
This year the New Blood graduate talent show eschewed the lofty halls of Free Range at the Truman Brewery and relocated to a cramped custom built exhibition …

Free Range Graduate Shows 2012: Middlesex University Photography Ba Hons Review

Intriguing themes in work from Middlesex photography graduates: identity, relationships, attitudes to women in Islam and Jungian philosophies...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Raphaelle Gosden used children as her subjects and I also found this cute video of her subjects meeting their portrait for you to enjoy.

Emma Hayes placed items belonging to her …

Free Range Graduate Shows 2012: Middlesex University Jewellery Ba Hons Review

Beautiful collections from Middlesex jewellery designers - watch out for future stars including Tanya Garfield, Franziska Lusser and Chaca Jacobsen.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Chaca Jacobsen.
The jewellery design course at Middlesex University habitually turns out some wonderful artisans and this year was no exception, with collections inspired by themes of tradition, adornment, religion, memory, …

Free Range Graduate Shows 2012: Middlesex University Graphic Design Ba Hons Review

Middlesex graduate graphic designers were inspired by such diverse themes as social media, crafting and our obsession with cupcakes!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Special mention must go to the booklet which accompanied the graphic design show by Middlesex University graduates, part of a box set that was cleverly designed to emulate an old …

Free Range Graduate Shows 2012: Middlesex University Fashion Design, Styling and Promotion Ba Hons Review

Super imaginative installations in a clutter free space from Middlesex fashion disciplines. Plus some impressive professionalism.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Fashion design, styling and promotion at Middlesex University shared a cavernous space in the Truman Brewery, spreading out with some innovative displays. Here’s what I liked:

Hatice Moran’s strong collection of …

Free Range Graduate Shows 2012: Middlesex University Illustration Ba Hons Review

Wonderful presentation and loads of great talent at the Middlesex University illustration graduate show.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I was absolutely blown away by the quality of work on display from Middlesex University illustration students this year: many students had worked in 3D and their stands included decorated …

Free Range Graduate Shows 2012: Havering College 3D and Graphic Design Review

Some great graphics from Havering College students, and a variety of interesting projects from 3D design graduates.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Simon Grove.
Last year it was the 3D design at Havering College that blew me away: this year it was the graphic designers who caught my eye at the Free Range …

Free Range at the Truman Brewery: Best of the Rest Photography Graduate Show 2011 Review

The best photography at Free Range from Farnham Foto Flux, University of West London, Barking and Dagenham College, New College Swindon and Cleveland College of Art and Design. All in one hefty blog!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Chris Spackman’s Unstill Life.
There was so much to see at the Free Range photography shows that I’ve decided to amalgamate the rest or I fear I will never get it …

New Designers 2011 Part One: Jewellery Graduate Show Review

I do absolutely adore fine handmade jewellery... but there was SO much to choose from at New Designers... where to start? Watch out for Li-Chu Wu, Michelle Scicluna, Niti Khanna, Emma Louise Simmonds, Muireann Walshe and more.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Me Me Jewellery by Michelle Scicluna.
The jewellery section of New Designers also really brought home to me how important it is to see a university’s individual show where possible: when …

University of Central Lancashire Ba Hons Photography Graduate Show 2011 Review

UCLan is launching the first ever MA in Travel Photography - and on the strength of this showing from Christopher T. Finch, Lizzie Godfrey, Teresa Roberts and Richard Lewis Pryce it should be a bloomin' good course.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Photography by Christopher T. Finch.
UCLan, University of Central Lancashire presented a very clear collection of experimental work in their stand alone space as part of Free Range at the Truman …

University College Falmouth Ba Photography Graduate Show 2011 Review

Fabulous work from Falmouth, where every student had a website. Yay! Particularly loved photographic projects by Josie Ainscough, Matthew Fessey, Kim Clarke and Aidan Rumble.

Written by Amelia Gregory

University College Falmouth took up the basement area at the Truman Brewery. Josie Ainscough was next to the entrance with four very strong images exploring how clothes create identity in …

Edinburgh College of Art Ba Photography Graduate Show 2011 Review

Black, red and white were common elements in very different work from Kate Edwards and Claudine Quinn in the Six Hens and A Cock ECA Free Range exhibition.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Photography by Kate Edwards.
Edinburgh College of Art titled their exhibition Six Hens and A Cock.

I liked the bold graphic art of Kate Edwards, who showed four close up shots …

Cambridge School of Art Cut Grass BA Photography Graduate Show 2011 Review

Some of the work from the Cambridge School of Art, part of Anglia Ruskin University. I particularly liked photography by Mary Humphrey, Mark Box and Jessica Gibbon, but there were loads of interesting ideas here.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The invigilators of the Cambridge School of Art show (part of Anglia Ruskin University) were very eager to deliver an explanation for the artwork on display and thrust a lovely …

Amersham and Wycombe College BA Photography Graduate Show 2011 Review

Great work from Christine Leheup, Antonia Dolani and Will Aldersley at Free Range.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I liked the bold graphic logo for the Amersham and Wycombe College exhibition very much, curiously similar to a food label or vintage cigarette packet.

The model in Christine Leheup’s We …

University of Westminster: Photography Ba Hons Graduate Show 2011 Review

Outstanding work from University of Westminster students at Free Range - look out for names such as Beth Vieira, Tomas Hein, Ed Hannan, Zara Ilic and Aniela Michalec-Perriam.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Detail of photograph by Zara Ilic.
University of Westminster had the lion’s share of the Free Range showspace last weekend, taking up the entirety of the huge hangar like space, which …

University Campus Suffolk: Photography Graduate Show 2011 Review

Fabulous photography from the Allsorts crew: anarchists as traditional figures of painting by R.G. Brown, interior portaits by James Roffe and up close and personal male nudes from Thomas Ford.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Detail of The Anatomy Lesson after Rembrandt by R.G.Brown.
From University Campus Suffolk there was an intriguing selection of experimental photography in their Allsorts exhibition at Free Range.

James Roffe’s project …

Wiltshire College: Photography Graduate Show 2011 Review

Interesting installations from Laura Haskell, Kiri Nicholetts, Sharon Smith, Danielle McDonald and Laura Holmes. Lovely fashion portraiture photography by Liz Daziel.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Installation by Danielle McDonald.
The most interesting part of the Wiltshire College Photography degree show was the clever installations that some of the students had put together.

Laura Haskell had imagined …