Show Time 2014
The summer shows at UAL are the culmination of years of hard work for the students and their chance to give us a glimpse into the future – theirs and quite possibly ours. The ideas, performances, creativity and energy dazzle and I leave each show full of optimism. UAL students have so much to offer the creative industries.
Materials, skills and thinking collide in unimaginable combinations that can result in an entirely cohesive piece of product design or an installation that that seems to turn everything we know on its head. Our graduating students come from 92 countries and the shows celebrate is that diversity is what makes UAL tick.
There is no better place than London to be an art student, as can be seen in the quality and variety of the work at our shows and the calibre of the students we attract. So far this year nearly 18,000 people have looked at our dedicated summer shows website and more than 80,000 have visited the show across the six colleges. This indicates to me that our reputation continues to grow –anyone visiting a UAL show knows that they can expect to be intrigued, challenged, amazed and inspired.
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all our staff involved in putting on these shows across the colleges. Degree show preparation can be a stressful time for both students and staff, but as anyone who visited one or more of our shows can tell you, it’s more than worth it.
To those who haven’t yet visited any of the shows, I urge you to visit the upcoming MA shows at Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon in July and September – you will not be disappointed.
You can see all summer show dates here and more student work on Showtime.
Images from clockwise from top left:
Central Saint Martins, MA Textile Futures by John Sturrock
London College of Communication Design Show by Ana Escobar
Wimbledon College of Arts
Camberwell College of Arts
London College of Fashion, BA (Hons) Fashion Technology by Rebecca Thomas
Chelsea College of Arts
Posted on July 14th, 2014 by jortmans in Uncategorized