Sunday, 10 June 2012

Thank you Roy Smyth

Thanks to Roy Smyth for taking pictures of us in front of our work at P3.  We all look so proud!!!

Look at them HERE.


Thursday night was THE opening night for us.  It was a full house with friends, families & professionals. Here are some pictures of what was going on!

Drawing tutor Haydn playing bagpipes outside Ambika P3.

Thursday, 7 June 2012


Today's the day.  We're all still in the Gallery hanging work, setting up the shop, painting, panicking etc.

Honestly, it's looking fucking amazing.  Here are some pictures I snapped today.

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Jon Roscorla

So, tomorrow is the Private View of our Degree Show.  We've all been in the Gallery since 10am and I didn't get home 'til 9pm.  I'm very tired and very dirty.

I've been doing this blog for a few weeks now and am going to write about myself.  It's gonna be short as I am SO tired and have to finish off hanging my work/ setting up for tomorrow night.  Anyway, I'm gonna answer my own questions and put some of my work on here.  Hope you like it, check out my website HERE.

Choose a noun, adjective and/or verb that best describes your work.
Pop/ Teen Cultured & Disruptive.

Have you done any work outside of university?
Yeah, I've done quite a bit; over the past two years I've worked for Illustrated People where I designed t-shirts for Topshop and a menswear collection for their online store.  One design (of my cat) was even worn by Plan B in his music video Ill Manors.  Also, clothing company Aqua by Aqua.  I did some digital prints for them.  Over the Christmas period I was part of the print, pattern & embroidery department for Alexander McQueen.  There I drew a lot of flowers, skulls and design embellishments for clothing.  I was lucky enough to have worked on a dress for Kate Middleton.  As well as that, I've built a sculpture for Queen of Hoxton, worked a bit on the BBC W1 Programme through University and helped out and even held exhibitions at a few galleries around London.  It's been very busy for me, but I kinda thrive off it.

What is your preferred working enviroment? (studio, home, music, outside etc???)
I like working in a studio.  You can put work on a wall, have facilities everywhere, people to talk to and bounce ideas off.  When I get home I just sit in front the t.v., play video games, eat and smoke.  Plus my bedroom is tiny so I find really hard to work in there, even though that's just as cluttered as my studio space at Uni.

Where in London is your favourite gallery and why? Where was the last exhibition you went to and what did you think of it?
Everyone loves the Saatchi Gallery.  It's always full of amazing artwork from all around the world and I like that the whole Gallery has a theme about it.  I also love Richard Wilson's 20:50.  The last exhibition I visited was the Fine Art Degree show at P3 and the Fashion Show.  I love going round the Graduate shows as everything is so fresh and new.  Also, it's nice to go and support your friends.

What's does your next project entail?
I'm going to America for a month in July so hopefully I'll get inspired there.  I just want to get a job and relax for a bit.  Sleep for a few years.  I really want to carry on working in print making, especially fashion print.

Who/ what inspires you?
References to niche pop culture, YBA, Larry Clarke, Harmony Korine, youths, James Long, different types of printmaking, fashion print, London, video games, EVERYTHING.

Setting up for IDENTITY 2012

Here are a few pictures from today!  Everyone is so busy but everything is looking amazing!  Hopeing to get some more pictures & videos on today/ early tomorrow!!  GOOD LUCK EVERYONE.

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Sean Willmott Take II

We had an article a few posts ago (HERE) about Sean Willmott being a finalist for the BBC Wild Artist of the Year competition.  Sean's answered a few questions that I've been asking my class mates; here are his response with some images of his work over the last year.

What are you exhibiting at the show?
I will be exhibiting 4 projects, 3 of them are closely linked as they are to do with animal conservation and protection and the other is a set of 5.1 surround sound speakers, hand built and hand painted that will be blasting out some tunes at the degree show.

Have you done any work outside of university?
I have done some work experience at MADISON SOHO, which is an ad/design company that work all over the world. I have also been fortunate to go work at Chimp Eden, Jane Goodall Institute South Africa where I had an amazing first hand experience working in conservation and also observing wild chimpanzees!! 

What is your preferred working environment? (studio, home, music, outside etc???) 
I like working form home but that’s because I have a separate studio, so I can get away from the distractions of being at home and crack on with some work. This also means I can put on some loud music whilst I work.

What do you like to listen to whilst working?
I have to have some sort of background noise going on when I work, otherwise I get distracted by the I will put on a good animal documentary or American series if I’m not listening to some music. I’ve recently got into the TED talks, which are pretty interesting.

What's does your next project entail? 
I don’t have a specific project in mind just some ideas form sketchbooks that I want to finish. One of my ideas is to create some work using the WWF logo but that’s all I’m telling…

Maria Kyprianou

I work with movement and colour.
Music plays and important role in my work, mainly because of my experience and background with classical music. I enjoy creating visual interpretations of musical sounds. The bass, the rhythm and the melody of a song is what I try to illustrate visually using colour combinations and abstract shapes. I find a strong connection between musical and visual composition, the variety of mixtures and the effects you can get.

I’ve been directing video clips during the past two years, which includes two music video clips, one advert for the BBC’s 75th anniversary and one promotional video clip for the positive effects of 40’s music to the listeners. This gave me a lot of confidence when it comes to manipulating the camera. Zooming, focusing, changing angles, blinking the lights are some of the methods I became accustomed with in order to communicate a message, whether that is the lyrics of a song or company logo. 

I’ve always enjoyed working in the studio. Interacting with people on a regular basis motivates and excites me. I always try to keep an open mind when it comes to learning new methods that are not necessarily related to the world of ‘Illustration’. During the past two years, I’ve been working with Stop Motion Animation, Frame by Frame Animation, Schlieren photography, Cyanotype Photohraphy and Drawn-on-Film Animation.

Music Video I made for my 2nd year university project. Stop Motion animation, music by Magnetic Man – Getting Nowhere.

Here’s a sneak peak of my music video for the Final Degree Show on the 7th of June. Music by the XX – Heart Skipped a Beat

I’ve been taking part in the Art and Science Collaborative Project, BROADVISION 2012.                                        The project gave me the opportunity to get to know the science disciplines of the university, interact with different people and use various facilities including imaging science, photography etc and I’m proud to say that I now know how to use the microscope! My final work is based on colour patterns coming from printing ink pixels under the microscope.

After I graduate I hope to continue developing my moving image. I’d like to collaborate with musicians and photographers to create new ways of experiencing music visually and gain more experience and technical skills in animation. 

Check out more of my work HERE.