As part of our One Year On series we caught up with MA Textile Design 2015 graduate Sabrina Shah Hakim from Malaysia. Sabrina has had a busy and productive year since graduating: she has started her own business and brand.
With the MA Summer shows coming up on the 3 – 9 September, we caught up with MA Textile Design student Amy Green to find out a little more about her practice. Amy uses a combination of wood block printing and screen printing to create her wallpaper designs.
We’re delighted to congratulate Chelsea BA Fine Art student Cred Roy on his recent success in winning a MEAD Scholarship of £2,500 which he can use to develop his work in his final year at college.
Cred Roy uses scrap material and D.I.Y. kits comprising natural and man-made forms to investigate concepts of materiality, weight, balance and scale. His Mead Scholarship project is a development of an existing body of work, structured around the central narrative of what he terms the M.U.D. (the Ministry of Unquestioning Discoveries).
At this year’s graduation ceremonies, UAL conferred a number of honorary awards to another exciting list of international legends involved in the arts. Chelsea’s 2016 honorary awards went to alumna Phyllida Barlow CBE, artist, and Peter Murray CBE, founding executive and director of Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Here’s some more information about these two exceptional creatives.
Pentagon Petal is an installation project by artist Fran Cottell and architect Marianne Mueller inviting the public to informally interact with a work which reflects on the complex and remarkable history of the college site and its Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground outdoor exhibition space.
The intervention re-enacts a scaled version of Millbank Prison’s plan, editing and reinterpreting it into a more socially active figure: a 120 meter long flower shaped bench.
As part of our One Year On series, we caught up with BA Fine Art alumni Faron Ray, winner of the Dean’s Prize at the undergraduate summer show 2015.
What have you been up to since you graduated?
Juggling a variety of temporary arts jobs in galleries, such as working as a technician or invigilator, doing some freelance web design, and also teaching on the BA and Foundation courses back in my hometown of Scarborough in Yorkshire.
This summer, our Outreach Team are running a series of summer schools for young people aged 16 plus, studying at our partner schools and colleges.
The summer schools are the second step in a series of opportunities that seek to inspire and support students who are first generation in their family to apply and progress to UAL.
We are thrilled to see Chelsea College of Arts graduates represented at this year’s New Designers One Year On feature at the Business Design Centre.
Each year New Designers present young, entrepreneurial designers who are in their first year of business, and One Year On complements their main exhibition of emerging design covering a wide range of disciplines. This year we see a return for MA Textile Design alumni Rosamund Hanny and Rowenna Mason, BA Textile Design graduate Maria Sigma, plus BA Fine Art graduates Abigail Booth and Max Bainbridge of Forest + Found.
For the third year in a row, city livery company the Worshipful Company of Painters-Stainers has generously offered a £10,000 bursary to a first year BA Fine Art student at Chelsea College of Arts in recognition of their painting work. The 2016 winner was selected in June and this year’s award has been given to Ryan Tennant.
As part of our One Year On series we caught up with BA Fine Art graduates Saskia Little and Joey Phinn to find out about their collective ‘Freyron’, which they have been working on since graduating in June 2015.