It’s been a busy week, but let’s ignore the obvious for a few minutes…
Rebel Music opened showing the work of late and much loved Graphic Communication Design tutor Dave Hendley. The show offers an excuse to celebrate his photography of reggae’s golden age in the late 70s and we were overwhelmed by the show of people who turned up to pay tribute to a true gentlemen (the less said about this, the better). Rebel Music is on until 1 December and we’ve put together a mixtape of image, music and memory here.
Also we caught up with Graphic Communication Design’s Cath Caldwell to look back over two conferences that brought the best and brightest editors and designers in the magazine industry to our College last month.
Fashion graduate Magnea Einarsdottir talked to W magazine about knitwear and Icelandic style.
Staff, students and alumni from BA Textile Design are taking residence in the London Transport Museum over the next few months.
Ahead of the Turner Prize announcement on 5 December, the Evening Standard begins its series of biographies of the nominees. First up, Fine Art alum, Josephine Pryde. Back in the college, lots for the Postgraduate Fine Art Auction went on show in the Lethaby Gallery including work by alumni and friends (including Mona Hatoum, Antony Gormley, Yinka Shonibare and Raqib Shaw among others) as well as our current students. See if you can spot the next Turner Prize winner and if something tickles your fancy, join us on auction night, 17 November, and support fine art education in the process.
BA Graphic Design tutor Douglas Bevans explains why he’s obsessed with paper: “It has that wonderful kind of commonality – you could make a hundred prints and give them to all your friends, but you could also make one print and sell it in a gallery. You can make anything with it – coffee cups, newspapers, clothes, money. It’s just fascinating.”
Three cheers for BA Fine Art alum and photographer Harley Weir’s first solo show.
“Should we really be training actors to be ready for the industry as it is today? Or should we be training actors who will challenge and reshape the industry, and the world, they graduate into?” head of CSM’s Drama Centre London, Jonathan Martin, questioned how drama schools could look to the future.
And, Foresight Projects shared some of the results from Policy Lab and BA Product Design students investigating how design can help an ageing population.