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Costume work with Cirque Bijou on Bristol Green Capital

BA (Hons) Costume with Performance Design Alumnus and now Cirque Bijou’s costume designer Sarah Dicks is working with David Wood, current Costume student to create a costume using reclaimed materials for the opening of Bristol European Green Capital.

Cirque Bijou and Arts University Bournemouth have a successful history of working together. In 2012 they won award for the costumes created for the opening celebrations of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Events in Weymouth and Portland.

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Prep HE Head of School Book Workshops in India

Tim Edgar, Head of School Prep HE and Foundation Course Leader recently visited Indian schools in Delhi and Dehradun offering advice on Portfolio building and running “Concertina” Book Workshops.

These were a great success building on relationships which have been established over the last few years, with many Indian students now studying at AUB on Foundation and as Undergraduates. Tim noticed how often the Indian students, aged 17 or 18, chose timely environmental themes to explore.

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AUBSU work to carbon offset all new students

The Students’ Union at Arts University Bournemouth and AUB have formed a partnership with the Woodland Trust which will see a tree planted for each new student at AUB.

Tuesday 9th December brought together students and staff from the Arts University Bournemouth,  SUBU, the Woodland Trust, Slades Farm Community Garden project and Bournemouth Borough Council at Slades Farm (a local outdoor community space) to take part in the planting of 1000 trees.

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AUB Costume & Make-up Collaborate for Video Shoot (2014)

BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design students collaborate with BA (Hons) Make-Up for Media and Performance students to create a music video for The BeauBowBelles. Filmed on the AUB Campus, June 2014

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PrepHE Pathway Leader Documents Yann Tiersen’s Midsummer Cycling Tour

Preparation for HE Pathway Leader Sam Wilkins has documented the midsummer cycling tour of musician and Amelie soundtrack composer Yann Tiersen.

To promote his new album, ∞ (Infinity), Tiersen undertook a 1000km cycling and signing tour of Brittany, France over six days in July. Documenting the whole tour was PrepHE Pathway Leader for Film and Animation, Sam Wilkins.

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AUB win at Creative Conscience Awards

Final year BA (Hons) Illustration student Dan Widdowson has won Gold in the Illustration and Animation category of the Creative Conscience awards 2014.

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Leanne Atkin Photography wins ‘Best in Show’

As Preparation for HE courses display latest work, Leanne Atkin from Diploma in Art and Design – Foundation Studies has been awarded ‘Best in show’ for her photographic retrospective exploration of her mothers illness.

Leanne said: “This work was for the body project. I was interested in the science behind the body and mind so I decided to materialise childhood memories of mine relating to my mums illness. I looked at the work of Jo Spence who did self portraits when she had cancer – that sparked the idea.

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MoDiP to exhibit at AHRC’s Creative Economy Showcase

AUB’s very own Museum of Design in Plastics will exhibit at the 2014 AHRC Creative Economy Showcase.

Thanks to an award from the AHRC, MoDiP — the only accredited museum in the UK with a focus on plastics — will run an exhibition stand and 60–minute breakout session focussing on their Ten Most Wanted project and the Imperial War Museum’s Putting Art on the Map.

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National Teaching Fellow book features AUB staff

The new National Teaching Fellows book ‘For the Love of Learning – Innovations from Outstanding University Teachers’ (edited by Tim Bilham, published by Palgrave) contains a paper by AUB Graphic Design Principal Lecturer and Associate Professor Kirsten Hardie, and Visiting Tutor Anne Grove-White relating to their BA (Hons) Graphic Design Project.

The book offers a great selection of 36 essays from a variety of disciplines.

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Second Prep for HE Exhibition held at B Floor gallery

The second Preparation for HE exhibition, displaying work from both Extended and Foundation Diploma students, was held on Wednesday 27th November.

Of the 18 pieces of work on display at the dedicated B Floor gallery space, ‘The Journalist’, a short film by Adam Dean, Will Gething, Clark Barrett and Kyle Grainger, was selected as best in show by the judges.

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HEA Workshop: Happenings and Knowledge promenades

Event date: 17th December

Event time: 10.30am

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B Floor Gallery – Prep HE Exhibition Space

The B Floor Gallery is a dedicated exhibition space for the work produced by students of Preparation for HE courses. The gallery holds four exhibitions each year, where students can submit work to be shown. Of the work that is submitted, 18 pieces are chosen for exhibition by staff and a prize is given for ‘best in show’.

The next exhibition opens on Wednesday 27th November at 4.30pm. The winner of ‘best in show’ will also be announced at this time.

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