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Graphic Design student awarded first place in Shine Awards

Third year BA (Hons) Graphic Design student Ben Gale has won first prize £2000 and a 6 month paid placement at Coley Porter Bell as part of the Shine Awards. 

The annual competition is run by branding and packaging company, Coley Porter Bell. This year the project brief was to prepare a concept for RAF ‘ACTIVITY’, a range of events run across the UK during Summer festivals and shows. The aim was to connect a younger audience (9-25) with the world of the RAF. This required the design of a brand identity flexible enough to be applied across a broad range of physical environments and digital platforms.

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Acting students collaborate with Arts4Dementia

Second year BA (Hons) Acting students have partnered with Arts4Dementia on a series of workshops.

Students will work with participants with early-stage dementia, as well as their families and carers. The workshops are part of the course’s Applied Theatre Project, which encourages students to collaborate with specific target groups outside of the course.

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Students collaborate with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra on West Side 360°

Arts University Bournemouth is pleased to sponsor Song and Dance, a live performance by Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO).

The performance features the music of Adams, Rachmaninov, Bernstein and Gershwin and took place on Wednesday 22 March at Lighthouse Poole.

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Putting Edge – Fine Art student exhibition curated by Douglas Fishbone

Putting Edge is an exciting new project which brings artist-designed mini golf to the heart of Bournemouth for the first time.

BA (Hons) Fine Art students have been given the opportunity to create and exhibit their own sculptures, in this temporary re-design of the town’s Lower Gardens Miniature Golf Course. The students will be working alongside internationally renowned artist and crazy golf specialist Doug Fishbone, who has previously presented an art crazy golf course at the Venice Biennale in 2015 featuring some of Britain’s leading artists such as Yinka Shonibare MBE. Fishbone has also designed courses with artists such as Jake and Dinos Chapman and David Shrigley.

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Graduate in residence blog: Workshop with Richmond College

Fine Art graduate in residence, Sian Hutchings, recently ran a workshop entitled ‘A Composition for Drawing’ for students from Richmond College, along with final year student, Joseff Morgan.

Sian tells us more about the event: “After the success of running the sonic journals workshop for South Downs College, I was asked to run a fine art/illustration based workshop for art students from Richmond College.

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Wolfgang Tillmans gives guest lecture

Wolfgang Tillmans, critically acclaimed Photographer and AUB alumnus, recently visited the University to give a guest lecture to students.

The lecture is part of the BA (Hons) Commercial Photography Guest Speaker programme, which includes speakers from a variety of areas within the creative industries, including set designers, art directors, picture editors, agents, stylists and photographers from a variety of genres.

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Fine Art Auction

Third year BA (Hons) Fine Art students will hold an art auction to raise money for their London degree show, with donations from John Baldessari, Jeremy Deller and many more.

The auction will be held on 16 March 2017 from 6-9pm in the Refectory with a silent auction that will feature students’ donated work and a hammer auction with works donated from established artists including work from the Fine Art course team.

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Prosthetics Demonstration from Stuart Bray

Second and third year BA (Hons) Make-up for Media and Performance students were thrilled to welcome renowned prosthetics artist, Stuart Bray.

Stuart has recently been working on the hugely popular TV show Game of Thrones. He has also worked on Shaun of the DeadThe Walking Dead, and Doctor Who, and was invited to Arts University Bournemouth to do a prosthetics demonstration and to give a talk.

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Poetics of the Performative

Matthew Butcher is an academic, writer and designer. His work has been exhibited at the V&A Museum, London; Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York; The Architecture Foundation, London and the Prague Quadrennial, Prague.

Recent projects and exhibitions include ‘2EmmaToc/Writtle Calling’ a temporary radio station in Essex, ‘Flood House’ a floating architecture developed in collaboration with Jes Fernie and Focal Point Gallery in Southend and The Mansio, a retreat for writers and poets that travelled sites across Hadrian’s Wall in the summer of 2016.

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Graphic Design students intern at Pentagram

Two BA (Hons) Graphic Design students have recently undertaken internships at Pentagram, the world’s largest independent design consultancy.

Steven O’Neil and Perry Rowe, both third year students, were lucky enough to gain internships, whilst 20 second year students had the opportunity to visit and speak with associate partner, Jason Ching. Jason is an alumni of the Graphic Design course at AUB and has been at Pentagram for twenty years.

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