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Costume Lecturer visits Rio for AUB Research Project

AUB Lecturer, Jon Croose, visits Rio over the 2016 Olympic Games, as part of an AUB Research Fellowship project.

Jon tells us more about his research:

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AUB sponsors Dorset Business Awards

This year’s Dorset Business Awards will see AUB co-sponsor the Creative and Digital Impact Award, along with local PR agency, Liz Lean PR and in association with the Daily Echo and Dorset Echo.

To recognise the wealth of creative talent in Dorset and to highlight organisers Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s commitment to the sector, the award recognises inspirational examples of innovation, technological robustness and creative originality in any project undertaken within the last 12 months.

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MoDiP secures funding from Arts Council England

Specialist research resource at AUB, The Museum of Design in Plastics (MoDiP), has today been awarded a grant of £36,400 by Arts Council England.

Arts Council England has awarded 94 museums and organisations a total of £12,271,676, as part of the second round of the Museum Resilience Fund. The fund aims to support museums to become more sustainable and resilient businesses.

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Creative Conscience Gold Winner, Kieran James

We caught up with BA (Hons) Graphic Design graduate and Creative Conscience Gold award winner, Kieran James about his work, four years at AUB and the future…

“I suffer from asthma and rarely carry an inhaler, when I heard that the number of asthma attacks is increasing I decided to see what I could do about it. My response was to create ‘Breathe’, a small refillable inhaler that blends into your lifestyle. The inhaler is accompanied by a smartphone app that connects to your device and is able to help you through an asthma attack.

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Fine Art wins Free Range ‘Best Collective’ for SALT Show

BA (Hons) Fine Art have won ‘Best Collective’ after exhibiting their final year show SALT at Free Range.

You can take a look round the show on the SALT Facebook page, or read interviews with the students over on our Summer Shows page.

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BA (Hons) Textiles at New Designers exhibition

Third year BA (Hons) Textiles students recently returned from a successful week at New Designers Part 1 at the Business Design Centre in Islington – the ‘UK’s most important exhibition for emerging design’.

New Designers is a showcase for new and emerging design talent in the UK, featuring graduate work from Britain’s leading design courses. Part I focuses on Textiles, as well as jewellery, ceramics and glass.

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Students create innovative tree installation for Ojo Rojo

Two third year BA (Hons) Modelmaking students, Phyllida Swift and Nic Browne, recently completed an installation for new Bournemouth restaurant, Ojo Rojo.

Phyllida and Nic were commissioned to build a bespoke installation for the new Mexican-inspired healthy eatery by co-owners Trevor Hill and JJ Adams, after making the door handles for the restaurant.

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Interning with Zandra Rhodes

First year BA (Hons) Textiles student, Emma Guest, recently completed an internship with high visibility fashion and textile designer, Zandra Rhodes.

She tells us more about her experience:

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Graphics Senior Lecturer designs Eurotrash for Channel 4

The iconic Channel 4 show Eurotrash returns on Friday June 17th at 9pm presented by Antoine de Caunes and Jean Paul Gaultier.

 As the British nation prepares to vote in the European Union referendum on 23rd June Eurotrash returns with an édition spéciale to remind us of the many, varied and occasionally alarming cultural delights enjoyed by our European cousins.

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Illustration alumnus designs for Ardbeg Whiskey

BA (Hons) Illustration alumnus and AUB Visiting Tutor, Robin Mackenzie graduated in 2013 and has since been creating prints for books, products, magazines and a wide variety of exhibitions and shows.

Robin was approached in June 2015 by Ardbeg Whiskey distillery to create illustrations for their new special edition whiskey, Ardbeg Dark Cove.  The brief was to design four wood engravings that told the story of the smuggling past that led to Ardbeg’s origins as a distillery on the Scottish island of Islay in 1815.

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BFX competition challenges UK students to create standout animation

This summer, the BFX Competition (July 11th – August 26th 2016) is open to students or recent graduates of Visual Effects or Animation at any UK University or College.

BFX is a student competition, designed to give students direct exposure to cutting-edge practices and showcase their skills to some of the best supervisors, producers and artists in the VFX and animation industry.

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