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From 17th March – 29th April 2011, The Gallery at The Arts University Bournemouth is exhibiting the work of internationally renowned artist Hew Locke in collaboration with ArtSway, the contemporary visual arts venue in the New Forest.
Hew Locke was born in Edinburgh in 1959 before moving to the newly independent Guyana when he was seven and later returning to London in the 1980s. He studied for a BA Fine Art in Falmouth in 1988 and then completed an MA in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art in 1994. He now lives and works in London, exhibiting extensively in the UK and internationally. Most recently he was shortlisted for London?s Fourth Plinth.
Liam Birtles, Senior Lecturer on FdA / BA Digital Media Production at the Arts University has just returned from the Sundance Film Festival where his interactive art installation ?Glowing Pathfinder Bugs? was shown as part of ?New Frontiers? 2011.
Created as part of Squidsoup, a group of collaborators including Liam, Anthony Rowe, Gaz Bushell and Chris Bennewith, ?Glowing Pathfinder Bugs? uses projection to visualise virtual bugs in a real sandpit. The bugs are aware of their surroundings and respond to its form in their vicinity. Viewers can pick bugs up, dig holes and create mounds that the bugs respond to. The piece was originally commissioned by Folly Gallery for Portable Pixel Playground.
The Swinging Sixties were celebrated in style at the opening of a new exhibition in The Gallery at The Arts University Bournemouth, showing the work of renowned photographer and University alumnus, Philip Townsend.
The Swinging Sixties is at the heart of a new exhibition in The Gallery at The Arts University Bournemouth by celebrated 60s photographer and University alumni, Philip Townsend, who is renowned for taking the Rolling Stones? first ever photo shoot when they were seeking their first recording contract.
In a decade like no other, with an explosion of new music and fashion, Philip Townsend was at the beating heart of the revolution and captured unforgettable images in an imitable style which speaks down the years about the people and events that made the Sixties swing. This vibrant exhibition documents the people, the style and the musical revolution of the sixties, with over fifty images capturing some of the most iconic faces of the Sixties including Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Twiggy, The Beatles, Harold Wilson, Maria Callas and private fashion shows at Mary Quant?s headquarters. Also on display for the first time will be Townsend?s memorabilia from the 60s including the camera he used to take his photographs, objects from his studio, newspaper cuttings and letters.
For the first time, graduating students from the Fashion Design and Technology Degree at The Arts University Bournemouth will be exhibiting their collections on the catwalk at Free Range in London on Friday 3rd June, showcasing the innovative talents of our future designers.
Free Range is the UK?s largest graduate art and design show. Since its inception 11 years ago Free Range has become the number one platform and launch pad for the next crop of creatives to showcase their work to both public and industry.