The Creative Exchange: The journey from student to practitioner is a celebration of our alumni and the diverse creative careers of Arts University Bournemouth graduates over the last decade.
Curated by Daniel Cox, Lucy Devall, Adele Keeley.
17 February to 19 March 2020
In 2018 the first Creative Exchange exhibition highlighted excellent collaborative projects between staff, students and external partners. This time we are turning our focus to our alumni and the varied, challenging, happy, tumultuous, unexpected, or downright weird paths they have taken since leaving AUB.
The exhibition is a portrait of where they are now and the decisions they have taken and the skills they have needed on their journey from student to practitioner. It illustrates the advantage of developing a specialist skill brings to an individual’s future. It also examines the interconnections between disciplines and the wider opportunities that bring for innovation and growth.
The exhibition will enable current students to see how their skills can be applied in diverse contexts, employers to understand the breadth of talent coming out of AUB and parents, teachers and pupils to gain an insight into possible futures in the ever-changing creative industries.
The exhibition has been coordinated by the Innovation Team at AUB who support AUB’s connections with industry and the wider community, ensuring staff and student creative practice has an impact on the world, and that external partners can benefit from the talent, expertise and equipment held at AUB.
MEET THE CURATORS
Daniel Cox is the Knowledge Exchange Manager at AUB. He is responsible for finding projects, collaborators and funding to give staff and students opportunities to develop their skills in real-world contexts. He manages AUB’s European Regional Development Programme which has helped develop AUBs workshops and supports local businesses creating innovative new products and services. Before joining AUB in 2017, he managed the Centre for Digital Entertainment – the first practice-based doctoral research programme between academia and the games, visual effects and animation industries. He also writes and publishes independent comics.
Adele Keeley is a Senior Lecturer in Costume and Performance Design. She is an active researcher/ practitioner with a keen interest in regional partnerships. Adele has worked with organisations such as Activate Performing Arts, The Jurassic Coast Trust and Larmer Tree Festival. Keen to develop the knowledge exchange community art at the AUB, Adele works closely with the KE department to forge the link between academic research and knowledge exchange. Adele is also a founding member of Environmental Arts Practice Research Collective. This group brings together arts practitioners, academics and environmentalists from different disciplines in the region to nurture creative ideas, network and share practices in environmental arts practice.
Lucy Devall is the Innovation Officer at AUB and is responsible for delivering on the European Regional Development Programme. As part of her role, she also manages various innovation projects and is responsible for developing industry relationships for knowledge exchange and consultancy. Before joining AUB, Lucy worked within textiles and clothing manufacturing in London and the Far East and has managed innovation projects with grassroots organisations and makerspaces in East Africa. She is currently delivering a project for the university’s Global Challenges Research Fund focused on communities in Zanzibar and Tanzania.
Kym Cox – Conor Bacon – Amy Backwell – Rosanna Dean – Rachel DiBiaso – Mumba Dodwell – Elsbeth Flannigan – Beth Hawker – Peter Henderson – Abi Johns – Josh Kay and Jamie White – Ben Lucas – Kate McStraw – Kelly Morgan – Ed Smith – Alex Thomson – Mea Warburton.
MA Commercial Photography
Steve Haddon, Jayne Jackson, Sam Rose
Frames designed by Paul Richardson and Ryan Snook.
Creative Exchange: The Journey from Student to Practioner, AUB Alumni Panel
Arts Bar, AUB
As part of Employability and Enterprise Week 2020, the exhibition curators will be hosting a panel discussion with some of the featured alumni on building a creative career.
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Alumni - Arts University Bournemouth
We’re proud of our Alumni and rightfully so. Many of them have gone on to do incredible things.
In this section, you’ll find just a small selection of the big names that have graduated from our creative campus, find out what they’ve been up to and the awards they’ve won. One day you may even find yourself immortalised in these pages!
Benefits for Alumni
As well as sharing an educational history with some of the world’s great creatives, there’s a few other benefits to being among our Alumni…
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The Creative Exchange 2018
14 December 2017 – 16 February 2018
Curated by Daniel Cox, Lucy Devall and Adele Keeley
This exhibition showcases creative outputs of collaborative projects between Arts University Bournemouth and the industry. Along with the display of artefacts and digital pieces, The Creative Exchange highlights the process behind these unique projects, capturing the journey from conceptual brief through to final presentation of a project.
THE GALLERY AND AUB
TheGallery works with courses right across the university on a variety of exhibitions, events and projects. The Creative Exchange is another example of one of these projects that we have worked on with the curator. When working on a collaborative project, we provide advice and support for the curatorial and technical aspects of the exhibition, as well as advice on event and project management.
TheGallery provides a national and international public platform for the arts and these projects within the sub-region as we promote the University’s shared passion for excellence in education, industry and the sector.
Main Image: Joseph Warin, The Creative Exchange 2018.