Great stories inspire people. The following ones are about our Alumni, the awards they’ve won, the things they’ve done and their journeys so far…
AUB has created a new platform to showcase its students’ creative output with the installation of the cube, a piece of art in its own right which showcases images of over 400 pieces of work.
The 3 metre by 3 metre construction, which currently sits in the middle of AUB’s beautiful campus, greets those who attend the University’s Summer Shows this year and its Open Day on Saturday.
AUB Film and Animation alumnus, Richard Elson, has directed West End play, Held.
Set in a modern UK prison, the story explores the desperate, broken lives of five inmates and the chains that bind them.
Alumna of the AUB BA (Hons) Make-up for Media and Performance course, Kate Wakefield achieved an amazing First Place in the professional ‘Fantasy Makeup’ category at the National Make Up Awards, held at Birmingham NEC.
The theme of the category was Pirates of the Caribbean.
BA (Hons) Fine Art alumni, Emma McKinney, tells us about life after university…
Emma graduated from the BA (Hons) Fine Art course at AUB in 2015. Since March 2016, she has been working at Eastside Projects, an artist-run organisation based in a gallery in Birmingham.
With the tagline “using graphic design & illustration freelancing to take her to unexpected corners of the world“, Saskia writes articles sharing her experience and wisdom, covering topics from freelancing and how to get paid right, to how to find more inspiration in your creative work.
A group called The Work in Progress Collective, made up of AUB alumni are featured in the current edition of International Design Network Magazine (Vol23 No6), focussing on Pattern in Illustration.
WIPC’s approach grew from a fundraising collaboration between staff and students on BA (Hons) Visual Communication for the Summer shows 2016. They created prints and pattern books using polymer plates overlaid to explore variation. Read more about the work in progress collective.
Jamie Badminton, and fellow 2002 graduate Tim O’Sullivan, opened London-based animation studio, Karrot Entertainment in 2007, to develop projects of their own.
Fine Art Graduate in Residence, Sian Hutchings presented a workshop, as part of Sound of Memory Symposium along with The Noematic Collective from AUB, at Goldsmiths University.
The Sound of Memory Symposium explored creative works and ideas situated at the interface of composers working in acoustic ecologies and artists working within social ecologies, where the primary engagement is a form of sonic ethnography. The overarching thematic is an exploration of how individual and cultural memory resonates in the shaping of social space. The symposium explored the broad domain of acoustic ecologies and soundscape’s engagement in place.
On Friday 31st March, The Noematic Collective held a sonic takeover in the Drawing Studio at Arts University Bournemouth.
Sian Hutchings, Graduate in Residence for BA (Hons) Fine Art, founded the collective after starting a sound group open to all students within AUB.
Eight 2016 graduation animations have made it through the initial selection process and are now nominated in several award categories at the Tech-ex Cup International University Student Video Contest .
Competing for the first class award in the ‘Outside Mainland China’ section are Nonsens and Kamigami.
2016 graduation animation Wendell’s Advantageous Adversity has won third place in Canadian student film festival Rising Star.
The annual festival was created by the Robert Thirsk High School Film Club students. It grew out of their passion to make fun and interesting films and videos.
Claire won the Student Category for Film & TV, designing and applying a show-stopping entry based on the theme of the French Revolution.