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Latest updates from the creative community

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Student film wins three categories at the RTS Awards

BA (Hons) Film Production Student Course news / Industry News – Published 23rd Jun 17

BA (Hons) Film Production grad film Bleach won awards in three categories at the national Royal Television Awards held in London earlier this month.

The film follows the story of Jay; an isolated and lost character, leaving home in search of her estranged father and notorious local debt collector, Shane. In an attempt to grow closer to and reconnect with her father Jay enters the local boxing gym scene.

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BA (Hons) Commercial Photography student wins EIZO award for Fashion Film

BA (Hons) Commercial Photography Student Course news / Industry News – Published 23rd Jun 17

BA (Hons) Commercial Photography student Johnny Fonseca entered his fashion film Interlude into the EIZO Awards competition after being encouraged to do so by his Course Leader.

Johnny worked with an all AUB student and alumni team to produce the film as he was keen to make use of the resources available and encourage collaboration within AUB.

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AUB awarded Gold Rating in TEF

Course news / Inspire / Achieve / Industry News – Published 22nd Jun 17

AUB is delighted to announce that we have been awarded the Gold standard rating by the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

The TEF is a new scheme for recognising excellent teaching, in addition to existing national quality requirements for universities, colleges and other higher education providers.

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AUB Students take first place at the Kodak Commercial Awards

BA (Hons) Film Production Student Course news / News / Award / Story / Industry News – Published 19th Jun 17

Third year BA (Hons) Film Production students win three titles at the Kodak/Nahemi Student Commercial awards, including the Overall Winner prize for their commercial ‘The Greatest Adventure of All’.

‘The Greatest Adventure of All’ tells the story of an aspiring female astronaut who is seriously ill. In an advertisement for the British charity Rays of Sunshine the students wanted to convey the mission of the organisation; to grant wishes of sick children. As a charity that depends entirely on the donations of everyday people, they focused on the young girl’s neighbourhood coming together as a community to build her a rocket ship.

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Senior Lecturer BA (Hons) Acting stars in Carnival of Objects ‘The Sea’

BA (Hons) Acting Staff Course news / Industry News – Published 16th Jun 17

The Sea, a production by Carnival of Objects is showing at The Shelley Theatre on the 24th and 25th June starring Jonny Hoskins, Senior Lecturer BA (Hons) Acting.

The Sea is a haunting yarn set in the wilds of the Western Isles. Beautiful music, grotesque puppetry, mask theatre, poetic verse and evocative soundscapes interact to create an eerie lament of love, brutality and loss.

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AUB’s Cube – Collaboration on every Corner

Alumni Inspire / Story / Industry News in Campus – Published 16th Jun 17

AUB has created a new platform to showcase its students’ creative output with the installation of the cube, a piece of art in its own right which showcases images of over 400 pieces of work.

The 3 metre by 3 metre construction, which currently sits in the middle of AUB’s beautiful campus, greets those who attend the University’s Summer Shows this year and its Open Day on Saturday.

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MA Commercial Photography student and Associate Lecturer is selected for the AOP Awards

Postgraduate MA Commercial Photography Student / Staff Course news / Award / Industry News – Published 14th Jun 17

Lauren Forster, Associate Lecturer in Photography and Lens Based Media, and MA Commercial Photography student has work selected in the Association of Photographers Awards.

Lauren’s work addresses sociological issues and is predominantly concerned with the human condition. She has exhibited work at The New York Photo Festival, The AOP Gallery, The Guardian and Observer Archive and Visitor Centre and The Candid Art’s Trust, as well as being a finalist for both The Observer Hodge Award and The Nikon Discovery award.

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Lucienne Day: Living Design touring exhibition, first stop the Museum of Carpet

Industry News for Gallery – Published 12th Jun 17

The Museum of Carpet in Kidderminster is celebrating Lucienne Day’s centenary by showing the touring exhibition Lucienne Day: Living Design alongside their own unique archive collection of original hand painted carpet designs by Lucienne Day. The Carpet Museum is the only museum in the UK dedicated to carpets and carpet making.

The exhibition tells the story of Lucienne Day’s design career, celebrating the life and work of one of most influential designers of the post-war generation, unfolding a sequence of photographs drawn from the archives of the Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation. Lucienne Day: Living Design launched a year-long nationwide programme of exhibitions, events, award and collaboration for 2017 across leading cultural organisations, galleries and creative institutions in partnership with The Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation.

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AUB collaborate with Talbot Heath School to create SpellBound; a Festival of Literature and Illustration for Children and Young Adults

BA (Hons) Creative Writing / Graphic Design / Illustration Student / Staff / Industry / Workshop News – Published 8th Jun 17

The festival, a celebration of creative writing and illustration, offers young readers, writers and illustrators the opportunity to immerse themselves in talks and workshops that will inspire a love of reading, writing and illustration.

Throughout the festival, AUB staff and students will be running a range of illustration and writing workshops in Talbot Heath’s beautiful woodland campus, arranged by Alice Stevens, Senior Lecturer BA (Hons) Graphic Design and Lisa Richardson, Course Leader MA Illustration. The festival takes place on the 1st and 2nd July and is aimed at children and young adults between the ages of 4 and 18.

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Visiting Professor exhibits portraits of staff and students at AUB

Industry News – Published 1st Jun 17

40 members of the staff and student community at AUB are the subject of watercolour portraits in TheGallery’s latest exhibition, painted by Visiting Professor Lei Yongbin from the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in Chong Qing, China.

Entitled Swimming Upstream: Cultures of Watercolour, the exhibition will be held in the University’s state-of-the-art CRAB Drawing Studio, which was designed by Professor Sir Peter Cook RA and opened by the late Dame Zaha Hadid in 2016.

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