You are invited to share in the celebration of our graduates’ achievements, and we look forward to presenting work from the following courses:
- BA (Hons) English
- BA (Hons) Digital Film Production
- BA (Hons) Fine Art
- BA (Hons) Graphic Design
- BA (Hons) Graphic Design (Graphic Illustration)
- BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design
- BA (Hons) Photography
Dr Lisa Wade, Dean of School, welcomes you to enjoy the End of Year Show at the University in 2019:
'The End of Year Show offers us all an opportunity to mark the achievements of our creative student cohort and to share with you their combined efforts in their final year showcase. We do hope that you will help us mark this celebration and offer our students the warmest of congratulations as they mark the completion of their undergraduate studies at Suffolk this summer.'
Private View 11 June opening from 18:15 to 21:00
(Awards Presentation at 17:00 to 18:00 by invitation only)
Open to the Public from 12 to 17 June - Weekdays 12:00 - 18:00 - Weekends 11:00 - 15:00
The 2019 End of Year Show at the University of Suffolk will showcase the creative talents of the BA (Hons) English students, displaying original work from course modules such as The Short Story, Scriptwriting, and Reading and Writing Poetry. Short scripts for stage and screen will feature in the display.
Once again, our students have collaborated with undergraduates from the Graphic Design course and we look forward to seeing what they have produced. Students taking language modules such as Critical Language Studies and Researching Spoken Language will also display their projects, demonstrating the impressive variety of undergraduate work.
This year’s Show will host a number of exciting events. In particular, we look forward to the official prize giving for the Student New Angle Prize (SNAP) competition, now in its fifth successive year, with copies of the winning entries available to the Show’s guests.
Dr Antonella Castelvedere
Course Leader for BA (Hons) English
The 2019 Fine Art Degree Show NEXUS showcases a new generation of contemporary art practitioners who have developed their practice and knowledge through a bespoke approach to learning on the BA (Hons) Fine Art course at University of Suffolk.
This year’s final show is testament to the students’ energy and enthusiasm throughout the course for experimenting with new materials, processes and ideas to challenge assumptions about subject matter and media.
This year, we have students who reference and subvert traditional subject matter and application of painting; question the role of the white cube and the street as site.
A variety of styles and techniques is on show here, ranging from documentary to bold experimental use of composition and montage. Their hard work has involved creative use of locations, collaboration with actors, and direct engagement with local communities in Suffolk.
The students’ work is the culmination of skills acquired through individual and collaborative projects undertaken over three years. Students on the Digital Film Production course graduate from the University of Suffolk with a comprehensive set of technical, aesthetic and interpersonal skills that prepare them well for the challenges of an ever-changing workplace.
The Graphic Design and Graphic Illustration show at the University of Suffolk has developed a reputation for showcasing exciting and professionally realised work. On display will be final projects across print-based and digital platforms covering a diverse range of social, cultural and environmental topics.
Alongside these, students’ will be showcasing their professional portfolios demonstrating the skills, creativity and critical thinking they have been developing over the duration of the course. There will also be a display of work created for a BBC Studios placement project, which is due to be judged on the day of the Private View.
Course leader Nigel Ball says: “This year’s exhibition will be one of the most diverse shows we have ever put on. Students have really pushed their creativity to produce work that is not just visually exciting, but also culturally and socially relevant. The work showcased on the walls and screens, as well as in the portfolios, will be as eclectic as the individuals who have produced it. We look forward to celebrating the many successes they have had while on the course—as graduates I am convinced they have bright creative futures ahead of them.”
The show titled Volume Zero celebrates the conceptual underpinning of the final project work for Interior Architecture and Design graduate Sabina Pitis and a selection of design project work by the first Architecture students at Suffolk. It depicts the narrative of becoming designer at University and symbolically presents fresh architectural understanding in symbiosis with maturely articulated spatial awareness.
This year design projects have been referencing social and economic agendas with a particular focus on architecture as the driving force for community engagement, advocacy of culture and healthy habitation of the built environment.
Year 3 Interior Architecture and Design projects span from a biophilic solution for the pathologies of modernist interiors based on the concept of osmosis, the concept of a cyborg that criticises the unhealthy lifestyle of the overworked practitioner, and a design proposal for an arts and crafts community hub in Bury St Edmunds that references the Benedictine Monastery time and the mathematical paradox of the Klein Bottle.
Year 1 Architecture projects focus on the merging of the old and the new with a selection of proposals for a London based site in response to context and community needs presenting conceptual approaches beyond formalism.
Volume Zero is in the Waterfront Gallery, ground floor Waterfront Building.
This year’s graduate show in photography marks the culmination of a years, and sometimes longer, visual inquiry into a wide range of subject areas. This has resulted in each student producing a significant and new body based on academic rigor and visual curiosity. Sometimes drawing on familiar art and photographic tropes, such as portraiture and landscape, much of the work this year explores our relationship and engagement with contemporary society, and photography, through the photographic image.
Some of the photographs are challenging whilst others have a sense of deliberation and quietness, all of them, both individually and collectively, however, reflect and encompass the world we inhabit today.