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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 students run workshop for BLOCK PARTY Schools Day

On Thursday 23rd January three 3rd Year BA Textiles students led two, two hour workshops with students from local schools in Bournemouth.  The workshops were based on the Craft Council Exhibition in the AUB Gallery – Block Party: Contemporary Craft inspired by the Art of the Tailor, the students took inspiration from the block party exhibition using pattern pieces created from there own bodies.  The Textile brief the students then developed was to create a second skin by translating these into printed textiles inspired by the inner workings of the body and using heat reactive dyes and the heat press.

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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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‘Explosive Drawing’ Collaboration

“Explosive Drawing workshops are designed so that students have the opportunity to respond to a narrative or story, but in a more ambitious and carefree way, so they are not precious over what they make. They work over the top of each other’s artwork and collaborate. For those that are maybe a bit hesitant to collaborate with new people, we find that nearer the end of the day we end up with a collective consciousness, and everyone is usually working together.

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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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Nataline Lamptey

BA (Hons) Commercial Photography student.

“Living in Bournemouth was always a childhood dream of mine, I had come here to the beach with my family, and since then I fell in love with the atmosphere, with the friendly faces I saw and the fresh south sea air! So when it came to picking a university I had no trouble there, as I wanted every opportunity to come back and live here – and of course,  the university is well known for its creative spark and amazing approach to education.

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Evelyn Rinaldi

BA (Hons) Creative Events Management student. By studying abroad I have pushed boundaries that expanded my capabilities as an artist and individual.

After graduating high school in the US, I knew I wanted to travel. In the UK I’ll earn my degree in three years, rather than four, and be spending a lot less on tuition. Having never been to England, I took a chance and embarked on an adventure that continues to be an amazing experience.

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Occupy 02: 10 students live and work in Antwerp

10 BA (Hons) Fine Art students recently took part in a residency at Lokaal01 in Antwerp, Belgium. The artists lived and worked in the space for 7 days using living and working in a foreign city as their inspiration.

Senior Lecturer Dominic Shepherd said:

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Commercial Photography student featured in Huck Magazine

Third year Commercial Photography student, Mark Leaver, has seen his work featured by Huck Magazine.

Picked up by the radical culture publication, Mark’s Facial Tattoos project saw him capture those involved in the often misunderstood world of facial tattoos, revealing the people beneath the ink.

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Fashion, Architecture and Textiles course collaboration

F.A.T. is a fashion, architecture and textiles course collaboration.

The week–long collaborative research brief encourages design communication between all three disciplines, opening the door for more informal and personalised creative happenings later on in their courses. The brief is open ended and allows for the exchange of knowledge to flow without restriction, take a look at how they resolved the weeks experience.

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Oscar and BAFTA success for Gravity

Gravity excelled at the Oscars by winning seven awards including Best Visual Effects, on which ten of our graduates from Animation Production and Film Production worked on campus with Framestore.

Gravity has seen phenomenal success across the board, particularly in the visual effects category.  In his BAFTA acceptance speech Emmanuel Lubezki thanked “All Framestore nerds for making this adventure possible.”

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Christabel Budd

BA (Hons) Illustration student. I have always loved the outdoors and steered clear of busy cities. So Bournemouth is perfect for me with its picturesque beaches and close proximity to vast areas of natural beauty such as the New Forest. I would say having such a large array of places to visit definitely benefits my work. Not only for inspiration, but for first hand research and observational drawing. I don't have a car and so enjoy cycling.

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