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Course Leader published in ‘Professional Practice: 20 Questions’ book

BA (Hons) Fine Art Course Leader, Richard Waring, has had a chapter published in Professional Practice: 20 Questions.

The book features interviews with UK undergraduate Fine Art staff, exploring how students are prepared for life after art school.

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Acting Course Leader wins Golden Joystick Award

BA (Hons) Acting Course Leader, Doug Cockle, has won a Golden Joystick Award for his performance as Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt expansion pack Blood and Wine.

The awards ceremony took place on Friday 18th November.

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Visiting Tutor through to Semi-Finals for Sky Arts Landscape Painter of the Year

A. Richard Allen, Illustration Visiting Tutor, has won his heat in the Sky Arts Landscape Painter of the Year television show/competition.

Richard has created illustrations and artwork for some of the most recognisable brands in the world, and has been a great help and inspiration to our Illustration students this year.

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Make-up graduate working for the Royal Shakespeare Company

BA (Hons) Make-up for Media and Performance graduate, Kate Garett, has been working at the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) since September 2016, after graduating in June this year.

She said: “I got the job by knocking on the stage door. This led to a week’s work experience and then a permanent job.

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StoryPlaces at Arts by the Sea Festival

BA (Hons) Creative Writing Lecturer, James Cole, has worked with StoryPlaces on Mobile Stories for Arts by the Sea Festival, Saturday 8th October.

StoryPlaces, funded by The Leverhulme Trust, is an exciting interdisciplinary project between the Humanities and Electronics and Computer Sciences departments at the University of Southampton, the Bournemouth Natural Sciences Society (BNSS), and Southampton and Bournemouth-based writers.

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Paul Wenham-Clarke exhibits The Rock: above and below

MA Commercial Photography lecturer, Paul Wenham-Clarke, has captured the people of Portland in his project, The Rock: above and below.

Paul’s series of images and interviews explores the lives of the people who live and work in Portland. The work was recently displayed as part of b-side festival on bus stops and billboards as one large scale outdoor gallery.

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Drawing Studio shortlisted in Blueprint Awards 2016

AUB’s Drawing Studio has been shortlisted in the Blueprint Awards 2016.

The Drawing Studio, which is the first of its kind to be built in the UK for 100 years, has been shortlisted in the Blueprint Best Public-Use Project (with Public funding) 2016 category.

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Fine Art Visiting Tutor exhibits solo show

Fine Art Visiting Tutor, Marisol Malatesta, is exhibiting My Nose Grows Now!, her first solo exhibition since leaving Peru in 2001.

The show, curated by Rosanna Del Solar, presents a collection of works of her last five years of production.

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Illustration Lecturer exhibits at Museum of Witchcraft and Magic

MA Illustration Course LeaderHayley Potter, has recently exhibited at the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic.

Hayley’s pop-up exhibition at the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic featured a selection of drawings and sketchbooks from Hayley’s studio, that have all taken a role in a drawing based research project which investigates The Witch, one of the most iconic characters in British History, who for centuries has blurred the boundaries between the real and the imagined.

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Illustration workshop in Tokyo

Earlier this year Hayley Potter, Illustration Lecturer, visited Sacred Heart International School in Tokyo.

Hayley visited the school alongside Chizu Frankish, Senior International Officer, to meet prospective students and share her own experience of studying and teaching Art & Design in the UK.

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Preeti Sood wins at neo:printprize 2016

AUB Technician Demonstrator, Preeti Sood, has won the John Purcell Paper Award at neo:printprize2016,

Preeti received the award for her work The Gathering, which was shortlisted from over 600 entries.

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Visual Effects course celebrates BFX Festival

BA (Hons) Visual Effects Design and Production Course leader Paul Hilton and Senior lecturer Ian Fellows are running a workshop for the BFX Festival called ‘Martial the Art of VFX.’

BFX has been designed to celebrate and promote the visual effects, computer games and animation industry, inspire the next wave of talent and share the latest knowledge

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