Ash enrolled on the MA Graphic Arts Course at UWE Bristol in September 2018. It has provided him with a great opportunity to experiment with his own visual practice.
Ash was born in Winchester as part of a military family, living in various parts of the country from Lancashire to Dorset. He was first introduced to Design at Duke of Yorks, a military boarding school in Dover, where he sat a GCSE in Product Design. Ash really enjoyed the branding design and layout aspect of the course so chose to study Graphic Design, Photography and English for his A Levels at Gillingham School in Dorset. On completion of his A levels he was presented with the WI Cup Award for excellence in art & design at the annual Prize giving ceremony.
After A levels Ash chose to study Graphic Design at Falmouth University in the year they opened their brand new Fox 4 building on Woodlane Campus. In addition to his studies he set-up and hosted an event called 'The Arty Pharty Art Fair' in a local bar in Falmouth; this was a space for himself and other students to exhibit and sell their artwork. Ash devised a few fun competitions to generate a buzz around the campus and it was so successful he was invited to organise two more events at the venue.
Ash spent his second year qualifying as a stand up paddle-board instructor under the direction of the successful entrepreneur Sean White, owner of the WeSUP Paddleboard Centre at Gylly Beach. Once qualified he spent most weekends and holidays of my final year teaching holiday makers and locals how to SUP. Ash loved the Cornish lifestyle so much that after graduating in 2017, he spent a further year instructing stand up paddle boarding as well as doing some freelance design work for WeSUP.
He managed to drag himself out of Cornwall in September 2018 to enrol on the MA Graphic Arts Course at UWE in Bristol, which has provided him with a great opportunity to experiment with his own visual practice.
Led by Course Leader Richard Waring, for the BA (Hons) Fine Art Degree at the Arts University Bournemouth, this piece is a combined effort from students in his class.
Richard has an ongoing enthusiasm for education and for training artists, having worked at Cardiff School of Art and Plymouth College of Art prior to his current position at the Arts University Bournemouth.
After completing his MA at Chelsea School of Art, Richard emerged as a curator in London by initiating a new project and gallery space above the infamous nightclub, The Blue Note, in Hoxton Square, Shoreditch.
Richard has worked with artists such as Tracey Emin, Cornelia Parker, The Chapman Brothers and Gary Hume. He has exhibited and curated widely, including performance art events for the ICA, The Mall, London.
The students involved in this project are: Angelique Aimable-Antoine, Kelsey Fuss, Esme Monk, Niam Mchugh, Tilly Collins, Gemma Farrant, Harriet Westgarth, Molly Sherlaw-Fryer, with Annie Hill providing Technical Support.
Brandon Saunders is 18 years old and currently studying in the UK at Newcastle University. Although he has spent a lot of time working with digital mediums, he has a great amount of respect for and tries to give equal time to traditional techniques, combining both in his practice.
Brandon's favourite kind of projects are the ones that throw him in the dark and requires him to learn something completely new. Sometimes he can find himself in his studio for hours, so projects that require him to expand his knowledge of the world (whether it be in circuitry or instrument building) are the ones he enjoys the most.
Em & Liv are a creative team currently on placement at Saatchi & Saatchi. They share a love for all things visual and aim to create beautifully crafted work, taking pride in their creations and paying attention to detail at every stage. Admittedly, they also spend far too long on Pinterest.
Emily has a real passion for art and is always aiming to improve her craft, spending a lot of her spare time painting, drawing and, of course, doing henna. Olivia is a very passionate person, whether it be at work in her ideas and craft, or out on the netball court. She takes pride in everything she does.
Together they hope to thrive in the advertising industry and create work that is not only beautiful but has a positive impact.
121.Collective are a young and innovative Design & Build collective based in South West London that specialise in a range of small-scale architectural design projects. They offer a variety of services that transform ambitious visions into reality through close client interaction and understanding of architecture, construction, materials and a range of manufacturing processes.
Founded by two Kingston University Architecture graduates, Salah Krichen and Pablo Feito Boirac, 121.Collective has an ethos of a hands-on and collaborative approach to architecture. Their work ranges from small-scale residential design & builds, architectural installations, and community led projects that aim to support eco-friendly awareness and a strong community spirit.
As a collective, they believe that good design is one that embraces a curiosity to explore unique solutions that reflect their passion for craft and sustainability.
Julia Vogl’s social sculpture incorporate public engagement, architectural interventions and colour. She is resolved to create experiences and memories for the viewer, prompting discourse, while creating aesthetically rich works.
Julia aims to create works that reveal underlying cultural values. American and British, her public works have been on both sides of the Atlantic. She is not afraid to be ambitious, with a record of covering 6000 square feet of the Boston Common, in Massachusetts, with visual interpretations of 1800 individuals views on freedom and immigration in 2018. Or collaborating with 600 London’s Bow School students to convert their 100M fence into a data visualisation of their future aspirations and values.
Julia’s passion for colour and architecture has also contributed to an adjacent body of work - abstract drawings and prints. Theses drawings have been incorporated as textiles and installations – having recently finished a tapestry for a care home in Hull, understanding a spectrum of colour as the undulating nature of mental health. This dual practice is inspired by Christo and Jeanne Claude, Francis Alys and Sonia Delaunay.
Yvette Hawkins is a visual artist and designer of British-South Korean origin working across textiles, installation and sculpture.
Her work explores themes which encompass hybridity, tradition, migration and preservation which relate to ‘the cultural other’ and specifically about her mixed-race heritage and nomadic upbringing of occupying forty-five homes across two nations.
Craft also plays an important role in the making of Yvette’s work, often involving traditional skill-centred techniques such as bookbinding, embroidery and printmaking.
Yvette studied Textiles at Glasgow School of Art and graduated from a degree in Fine Art at Newcastle University in 2007. She also works to commission and has work in collections in Scotland, Italy, Australia, Japan and USA. Yvette’s work has been featured in books and magazines and was included in Book Art: Iconic Sculptures and Installations Made From Books (2011).
Lindsay Seers works in London and lives on the Isle of Sheppey. She studied at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London (BA Hons, Sculpture and Media 1991-94) and at Goldsmiths College, University of London (MA Fine Art 1999-2001), where she now works as a lecturer on MA Fine Art (0.2).
What constitutes Lindsay’s artistic practice is not mere storytelling, but a matrix where there is no formal separation between the conceptual investigation of the act of photography, the camera as apparatus, the common desire for film and photography to act as evidence of events, and the complex historical and personal syncronicities of events themselves.
Lindsay’s works are in a number of collections including Tate collection, Arts Council collection, Artangel collection and the collection of MONA, Tasmania. She has won several prestigious grants and awards such as the Sharjah Art Foundation Production Award, UAE; Le Jeu de Paume production award for the Toulouse Festival, France and the Paul Hamlyn Award.
Keith Sargent lives and works on the Isle of Sheppey. He studied at Bath Academy of Art and then at the Royal College of Art. A graphic designer, animator and film-maker: Keith is director of multi-disciplinary design company b#1 (buildingnumberone). Keith, as a book publisher, makes/designs/commissions books working with artists, photographers, illustrators and writers, produced numerous titles that have been sold worldwide. He has been collaborating with Lindsay Seers since designing the book 'Human Camera' in 2007.