The latest news from our course:
AUB Foundation Studies alumnus Will Kippax and former Visiting Tutor Eric Butcher, have been shortlisted for this year’s Jerwood Drawing Prize.
Dr. Christian Edwardes, Pathway Leader for Fine Art, Preparation for HE, is exhibiting a collection of his work at Outpost Gallery in Portland alongside artist Louise Atkinson.
The exhibition, named Souvenirs: Migratory Objects, is part of Dorset’s artist led, mulitimedia festival B-Side’s HQ; Outpost. The Gallery space allows artists to experiment and respond to their surroundings, often working with the local communities as a source of inspiration and research.
Mitch Payne studied FdA Commercial Photography at AUB, and has since gone on to create work for brands internationally renowned brands.
He talks about working on campaigns for the likes of Nike and Grey Goose.
The exhibition showcases and celebrates the diverse creative practices of students, bringing together 300 works en masse.
Sarah Stendel and Will Broomfield’s work have been featured on Amelia’s Magazine Website.
They responded to a Valentines Open Brief: ‘Please create art that would look great on the wall year round, and be inspired by all things amorous… including well known romantic movies’.
Students from the Fashion, Costume, Textiles and Illustration Foundation course pathways have exhibited work they had to post to their tutors.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.