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Illustration students win Macmillan Children’s books Prize 2014

Final year BA (Hons) Illustration student, Louis Craig Carpenter has won joint third prize in the prestigious Macmillan Children’s books Prize 2014 for his work ‘Umbra’.

Allie Oldfield was also awarded highly commended for her work ‘In the Night’

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Fine Art graduate Joella Wheatley exhibits ‘Forgotten Lines’

2012 Fine Art graduate Joella Wheatley is having her first major solo show at Aspex Gallery in Portsmouth.

Aspex welcomes back Joella,  winner of the 2012 CVAN SE Platform Graduate Award, for her first solo exhibition between 7 June – 27 July 2014, with a preview on Friday 6 June at 6pm.

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Film students win at Kodak Student Commercial Awards

AUB Film Production students won ‘Best Cinematography’ for ‘The Sea’ – an charity advert filmed on 16mm.

‘The Sea’ is an advert for the charity ‘Shelter from the Storm’ – a shelter for the homeless. Winning Best Cinematography, 2nd best in brief and 3rd Best overall, AUB beat off some strong competition from 12 other film schools.  The awards, held in London, were given by the film director Sir Alan Parker CBE.

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‘Tiger is Gun’ & ‘Untitled Blues’ win at Royal Television Society Southern Student awards

Graduate BA (Hons) Film Production ‘Untitled Blues‘ takes ‘Best Fiction’ with BA (Hons) Animation ‘Tiger is Gun‘ taking ‘Best Animation’ on Friday night at the RTS Southern awards.

The awards provide encouragement to the region’s creative talent and highlights the quality of programming and new media content produced in Southern England.

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Alumni Nominated for BAFTA on International Film Tour

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced that films nominated in the British Short Film and British Short Animation categories will screen in UK cinemas from Friday 28th February and tour internationally.

Selected screenings will be followed by a Q&A with nominated filmmakers who will talk about their work and creative inspirations. These include two of AUB’s Animation Alumni, Sam Taylor and Bjorn-Erik Aschim in the British Short Animation category for ‘Everything I Can See from Here’ and Film Production Graduate Michael Pearce for ‘Keeping up with the Joneses’ in the British Short Film category.

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BA (Hons) Textiles Graduate winner of New Design Britain Award

2013 BA (Hons) Textiles graduate Chloe Atkins has won the Fabric category of the New Design Britain Award.  Chloe was selected along with 15 other candidates to exhibit at Interiors Uk 2014 on the New Design Britain Stand.  The Judging took place on Monday 20th Jan, of which there were four different categories; Furniture, Furnishing Accessories, Surfaces and Fabrics.

The four winners each won a placement and a years free membership with ACID.  Chloes collection inspired by the ‘Hunger Games’ received great response, and she will be starting her placement shortly with Chelsea based Interiors company Rubelli.

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BA Textile graduate exhibiting at Surface Design Show

2013 BA (hons) Textiles Graduate Emilie Osborne is set to exhibit at Surface Design show London “The home of innovative surfaces”.

Emilie exhibited at New Designers 2013 on the AUB, BA Textiles stand, where she was approached and offered a two-week placement with Tigerprint, a card and wrap company who supply exclusively to M&S, whilst there she worked on a number of different projects.

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Photography Alumni Giles Duley exhibits in Parliament

Photography Alumni Giles Duley recently exhibited photos he took of civilians in Afghanistan at the House of Commons.

The BA (Hons) Commercial Photography graduate exhibited his work from 2nd to 6th September, delivering on a personal promise to take the stories of those affected by the war in Afghanistan to MPs and other key decision makers.

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Visual Communication student illustrates ‘The Hobbit’

“David Brawn, the Publishing Director of Estates, really liked the illustrations and sent samples to Christopher Tolkien – J R R Tolkien’s son. Christopher Tolkien also liked my work, and a year later he asked if I could submit some illustrations for The Hobbit!”

Jemima Catlin studied a 2 year FdA in Visual Communication – (now BA Visual Communication) and a top up year in BA Illustration. She has just illustrated the new edition of ‘The Hobbit’  and the official 2014 Tolkien Calendar. We find out how a final project landed her a job illustrating the latest edition of the nations best loved classic…

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