Final year students studying Art, Design and Humanities at the University of Suffolk are preparing to open their End of Year Show.
Work from English, Fine Art, Interior Architecture and Design to Digital Film Production and Graphic Design will be on display across the Ipswich Campus from 15-21 June 2018.
Dr Lisa Wade, Dean of the School of Art, Design and Humanities said, “At the culmination of our academic year, we celebrate the achievements of students across all creative areas with our End of Year Show. The Show provides students with an opportunity to present their collected works in a formal setting and to demonstrate the broader working and academic contexts that inform their practice. Significantly, as a team we also seek to highlight the ways in which Arts and Humanities can share and inform as subject areas; we encourage cross-disciplinary participation to promote discourse, exchange and inclusivity within our School.”
“Disciplines across a broad spectrum of Art, Design and Architecture will be exhibited in the University Arts Building on the North campus of the University. In addition, Film and Screen students will present mini-show reels and our English students will present the outcomes of their collaborative endeavours with peers undertaking our undergraduate Graphic Design programmes.”
The students involved include:
22 year old Louise Flores from Ipswich. She said, “My Fine Art Degree Show work is based around a collection of 1920s/1930s photographic negatives which have been passed through my family. I have inverted these digitally and used them as inspiration for paintings, prints, and fabric transfer pieces. I have been interested in converting a collection of photographic negatives from my family into positive images and using these as a starting point to uncover information about my ancestors lives. My work involves exploring replication and multiples, as well as family history and the archive. I am interested in the concept of objects as a witness to the past, and investigating the idea of ephemera leaving behind traces of an individual’s life.”
Graphic Design student Scarlett Painter, 21 from King’s Lynn, said, “Throughout my final year at University, I have realised my passion for environmental and ethical design and this has been the theme for my End of Year Show, focusing specifically on cigarette butt litter and how damaging this is to marine life and the ecosystem and shows how the butts dropped on the floor end up back on our plates in the fish we eat. To show the severity of this issue, I have created a fish recipe book with cigarette butts hidden in each meal to show how they affect us.” Upon graduating Scarlett would like an environmental or ethical design job that make a difference with design.
Fellow Graphic Design student, Marcus Roth said, “My End of Year Show brief was to generate contemporary, fun and exciting branding for a festival which would encapsulate the experience of independent cinemas. The inspiration for the visuals came from many different places, for example the logo interprets the architecture of the cinemas and flyers used in Hollywood in the late 50's and 60’s influenced the typography on the poster design.” The 23 year old from Lowestoft is aiming to work as a junior designer upon graduating.
Interior Architecture and Design student, Louise De Oliveira, 20 from Saffron Walden, said, “My final major project proposes the transformation of a former independent day and boarding School in Saffron Walden into a Green Hotel and Learning Centre. My project uses the work of Giovanni Battista Piranesi and his etchings of Roman architecture into ruins through the concept of growth.”
21 year old Film student Jordan Bloomfield from Ipswich has already secured a full time position at Eclipse Sound & Light Ltd as an Audio Visual Technician. He has made a short documentary for the End of Year show and said, “My documentary is about the discovery of the Anglo-Saxon Burial site Sutton Hoo. After talking to my peers from the area I noticed that not many people knew that Suffolk was home to one of Britain’s greatest archaeological discoveries and so I wanted to bring it to a wider audience.”
Fellow film student Max Downie, also 21 and from Ipswich, said about his project “My work is about So Low Choppers, a custom motorcycle workshop in Stanton. It showcases the incredible talents of Clive, Jay and Max and celebrates the work that the team produce as pieces of art. The craftsmanship that goes into each custom build should get huge recognition and not just from motorcyclists and enthusiasts, but from a wider creative community. I think the bikes that So Low Choppers create should be shown alongside other forms of art, such as paintings and sculptures. They're unique and stunning pieces of work that should definitely be appreciated on a wider scale.
The Art, Design and Humanities End of Year Show 2018 is on display at the University’s Ipswich campus from 15-21 June 2018. For more information, please click here
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