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Inspire - 4/9 - Arts University Bournemouth

Honorary Fellow Greta Scacchi visits Acting

Honorary Fellow Greta Scacchi has visited BA (Hons) Acting yesterday to to talk about the industry with current students.

Made an Honorary Fellow in 2010, Greta recently played Countess Natalya Rostova in the BBC’s War and Peace.  Greta was awarded an Emmy for her role as as Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna of Russia in the television film, Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny, and will be appearing opposite Kenneth Branagh in The Entertainer at the Garrick Theatre this August.

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Drawing Studio and Student Services building win RIBA South West Award

Both the CRAB Drawing Studio and the Student Services Building have won at the RIBA South West Awards 2016.

The Drawing Studio was designed and completed by renowned architect and AUB alumnus and Honorary Fellow, Professor Sir Peter Cook RA and his office CRAB (Cook Robotham Architectural Bureau). It was officially opened on 3rd March 2016 by Dame Zaha Hadid who closed her speech with “I simply love this building.”

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Fine Art Visiting Tutors feature in Art Monthly

Rachael Pimm and Isobel Harbison feature in Art Monthly, the UK’s leading magazine of contemporary visual art. Published ten times a year, it keeps people in touch with today’s fast-moving art world through in-depth features, interviews with leading lights, profiles on rising stars and up-to-the-minute coverage of trends from independent critics.

Isobel Harbison reconsiders the issue of objectification in the era of social media. Does the work of artists like Hannah Black, Cheryl Donegan, Frances Stark and Yvonne Rainer answer the question posed by Nancy Spector 20 years ago as to whether sex appeal can ever be considered a sign of female agency?

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AUBSU Thank You Awards 2016

The AUBSU Thank You awards recognises those particular staff members who go above and beyond their roles at AUB.

Students had the opportunity to nominate staff as their chosen ‘thank you’, along with a  reason why they deserve to win. This year we had over 60 nominations with 37 staff members being nominated.

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Professor Sean Aita presents on Shakespeare in Mexico

Associate Professor Sean Aita, Director of External Affairs will be travelling to Mexico City as a guest of The Anahuac University to take part in their International Encounter of Arts week.

The event, which is being held to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the deaths of two of the world’s greatest writers; Miguel de Cervantes, author of Don Quixote, and our own William Shakespeare, who died respectively on the 22nd and 23rd of April 1616. 

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Stuart Bartholomew tribute to Dame Zaha Hadid

The tragic news of the death of Dame Zaha Hadid has had particular resonance for the Arts University Bournemouth.

The last public event which she attended was four weeks ago at the University when she opened the Drawing Studio and designed by one of her mentors, Professor Sir Peter Cook.

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AUB research proves importance of following creative career #noregrets

Research released by AUB reveals we are a nation of frustrated creatives, with 63% of Brits wishing they were in a career where they could make more use of their creative skills.

The research also found over half (54%) of Brits have a number of career regrets, including not investing enough time when choosing a career in the first instance (23%), their choice of school, college or university (21%) and wishing that they had been offered more career guidance at the beginning of their career path (20%).

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CRAB Drawing Studio hosts first exhibition

Designed by architect Professor Sir Peter Cook RA, and officially opened by Dame Zaha Hadid, AUB’s Drawing Studio will be hosting its first exhibition this month.

Opening today, the Drawing Studio’s first installation will showcase work by internationally renowned Director, Scenographer, Curator and Educator, Professor Pamela Howard OBE.

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BAFTA nomination for Acting Course Leader

BA (Hons) Acting Course Leader, Doug Cockle, has been nominated for a British Academy Game Award.

Doug is nominated in the Performer category for his performance as Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, which has received seven BAFTA nominations.

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Makeup special effects artist Nick Dudman gives ‘One Piece of Advice’ Podcast

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Opening of new purpose-built Make-up and Modelmaking building

Faculty staff and students from Make-Up for Media and Performance and Modelmaking were joined by Honorary Fellow of AUB, Nick Dudman, today for the opening of their new purpose-built building.

The new building has three floors, including a set of shared workshop rooms on the ground floor for the individual creative processes that are an integral part of both courses. Special Make-Up Effects Designer and Honorary Fellow, Nick, is a multi award-winning artist with over thirty years experience in the film industry.

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Work acquired for major UK art collection

Work by BA (Hons) Fine Art Senior Lecturer, Harry Meadows, has been acquired for the Simmons and Simmons contemporary art collection.

Harry Meadows is delighted for his work Baffle Dish (2015) to be a new addition to such a prestigious collection of contemporary art.

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