Nearly 90 first year BA (Hons) Graphic Design students from Arts University Bournemouth spent the day working with two Rangoli artists from ArtAsia in Southampton, creating ten Rangoli designs across the University Campus to celebrate the colourful celebrations of Diwali.

The students all created their own designs and worked in groups to produce the vibrant rangolies, both inside and outside around campus. Some of the designs were inspired by traditional designs whilst others took a more contemporary spin – notably those created from paper within the studio. The external designs were created from rice, gravel and beans to create some colourful and immersive patterns.

The two Rangoli artists, Michelle Clayton and Zoha Zokaei from ArtAsia worked alongside the students throughout the day to help create their original and inspiring work.

The exploration of Rangoli design was to encourage students to consider further the notion of design and culture – and the colorful celebrations of Diwali. To view more of the students designs, please visit our Facebook page.