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Kevin Leslie stars in ‘Rise of the Krays’

Graduating from BA (Hons) Acting course in 2010 Kevin Leslie, 26, stars as Reggie Kray in Rise of the Krays, a film about the younger days of the notorious East End gangster brothers.

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Graduate assists photographer David Bailey in capturing the Queen’s Portrait

Sarah Brimley, Commercial Photography Alumnus assisted David Bailey for the recent official portrait of the Queen, shot at Buckingham Palace.  The smiley black and white photograph was released in honour of her 88th birthday on Monday 21st April.

Highly renowned British Photographer, David Bailey has previously taken photographs of many high profile figures such as Mick Jagger , Andy Warhol,  East End gangsters, the Kray Twins and Diana, Princess of Wales. Bailey was awarded a CBE by the Queen in 2001 for his services to art.

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Graphic Design Alumnus makes Global News with his Shakespearean Revenge

“I would challenge you to a battle of wits, but I see you are unarmed!”

― William Shakespeare

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Fine Art students raise £8000 for degree show

BA (Hons) Fine Art students have raised £8000 for their degree show with an auction of work from the likes of Jeremy Deller, Ralph Steadman and Kiki Smith.

The auction, which took place on Tuesday 6th March on the AUB campus, raised just shy of £8000. The money raised will go towards the BA (Hons) Fine Art degree show at Free Range in the Old Truman Brewery, London.

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Modelmaking graduate makes headlines with art and robots

BA Modelmaking graduate Roseanne Wakely marks Bristol City Library's 400th Anniversary with an interactive art robotics installation.

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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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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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Dr. Pauline Rose explores Art, Business and the Special Relationship

Art Historian and BA (Hons) Fine Art Lecturer, Dr. Pauline Rose, has written a new book on British sculptor Henry Moore’s success in America.

The book, titled Henry Moore in America: Art, Business and the Special Relationship, explores Moore’s success across the atlantic.

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Visual Communication student illustrates ‘The Hobbit’

“David Brawn, the Publishing Director of Estates, really liked the illustrations and sent samples to Christopher Tolkien – J R R Tolkien’s son. Christopher Tolkien also liked my work, and a year later he asked if I could submit some illustrations for The Hobbit!”

Jemima Catlin studied a 2 year FdA in Visual Communication – (now BA Visual Communication) and a top up year in BA Illustration. She has just illustrated the new edition of ‘The Hobbit’  and the official 2014 Tolkien Calendar. We find out how a final project landed her a job illustrating the latest edition of the nations best loved classic…

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Film Production student creates workshops for underprivileged children in Pakistan

In 2012,  2nd year Film Production student Myriam Raja launched Cine Pak, a not for profit project which aims to offer filmmaking workshops to underprivileged children in Pakistan.

On 9th December 2012 she flew out to Pakistan and ran 6 full days of filmmaking workshops to a group of schoolgirls in the rural district of Toba Tek Singh, in Punjab. This December, she is going to do it all again.

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A good read

From insects that live in your outside toilet to a critical dictionary that emphasises the open-ended, provisional and unfinished nature of language, Lecturers at Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) continue to publish tomes across a plethora of creative subjects that not only emphasise their specialism but also highlight their continuing involvement in the creative industries.

Over 30 books have been published in the last seven years, with the books being sold on bookshelves across the country, including in the Tate and on Amazon. The latest book to be published, ‘Insect Theatre’ by Tim Edgar, Senior Lecturer in Photography investigates the epic struggles of the insects that colonise his outside toilet, visually told through a series of intricate macro photographs. Although not the most conventional setting for a book, as Tim explained, he has always been drawn to “unspectacular natural history” and bringing it to life.

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Love the Pier

An event that celebrates the influence of Elisabeth Scott, an influential female architect who designed Bournemouth’s Pier Theatre.

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