Graduating students from The Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) were celebrated at the annual Summer Shows Private View in a special Awards Ceremony that recognises the work of students who have all shown exceptional dedication to, or inspiration in their studies.

The Awards Ceremony took place during the Higher Education Summer Show Private View on Thursday 21st June where graduating students, parents, industry specialists and members of the public all came onto campus at the AUB to view the innovative work of our talented ‘class of 2012’, before they graduate on Friday 29th June at Wimborne Minster.

The Award winners included Nathan Hackett – Illustration, Leoni Bullcock – Interior Architecture and Design, Luke Mortimer – Film Production and Grace Matlock – Costume with Performance Design, who were presented with the Deans prizes for art, design, media and performance; Diane Chipchase from Fine Art, who was presented with the Turland Award by Dr Bernard Dyer of the Poole Maritime Trust; Cher Jackson from Arts and Event Management, who was presented with the inaugural WestBeach Prize by MD Andy Price; and Jessica Guaggenti and Hannah Symonds who were presented with the Fred Spurr Award for Fashion Studies.

After the Awards Ceremony, visitors were able to view the innovative work that has turned the AUB into a giant exhibition space. Work on show until Thursday 28th June includes colourful, fantastical costumes that have been designed and made by Costume students for the Battle for the Winds Ceremony that marks the opening of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Weymouth at the end of July; award winning illustrations and designs that have been nominated for the renowned Design and Art Direction Awards in London; ground-breaking films and animations that will be sent to film festivals all over the world, and intricate replicas of the Queen’s Wedding and Coronation Dresses that were commissioned for the Jubilee celebrations.

In addition to the Bournemouth show, a number of courses will be exhibiting their work at various shows across London during June and July, at venues including the UK’s largest graduate art and design show Free Range; New Designers; and D&AD New Blood, which showcases the best graduates in graphic design, visual communication, advertising, digital media, illustration, photography and other commercial creative arts.