Student Profile: Georgina Talfana, MA Drawing

Georgina Talfana's pelican sculpture

Georgina Talfana’s pelican sculpture

If you happened to visit the Wimbledon College of Arts main reception a few weeks ago, you would have been greeted by a vibrantly coloured pelican sculpture.

The sculpture in question was created by MA Drawing student Georgina (George) Talfana, and is named ‘Margaret’ after Georgina’s mother, who was the inspiration for the piece.

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Wimbledon BA Painting students participate in Hans Brinker prize in Amsterdam

Ben Edmunds' piece 'L'Appel du Vide, Oil on canvas' which was shown at the Hans Brinker Prize exhibition in Amsterdam

Ben Edmunds’ piece ‘L’Appel du Vide’ which was shown at the Hans Brinker Prize exhibition in Amsterdam

At the end of last year, five final year BA Painting students from Wimbledon College of Arts were invited to exhibit their work in the Hans Brinker painting competition in Amsterdam.

30 students in total from the UK and Europe participated in the prize, and although a Wimbledon student didn’t make off with the trophy and cash prize this year, the chosen students still did the college proud on an international scale.

We spoke to participants Ben Edmunds and Harry Bland about their experience and being chosen to exhibit their work in the Hans Brinker prize 2015.

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Part two: Performance Management, an interview with Marvin Gaye Chetwynd

Shortlisted Turner Prize artist Spartacus Chetwynd poses for a photograph with co-performers as part of 'Odd Man Out 2011' at Tate Britain in London. Image: REUTERS/Toby Melville

Shortlisted Turner Prize artist Spartacus Chetwynd poses for a photograph with co-performers as part of ‘Odd Man Out 2011’ at Tate Britain in London. Image: REUTERS/Toby Melville

This February sees the return of Wimbledon Space’s series of events celebrating performance across theatre and fine art: Acts Re-Acts 3 will launch in 2016 with an exciting day-long performance master-class at the ICA.

Here, artist, writer and Programme Director of Fine Art at Wimbledon College of Arts, Lois Rowe, speaks with Turner Prize-nominated artist Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, in part two of an interview about her practice, and how she uses theatre techniques to engage non-performers in her art work.

You can read part one, where she discusses her work with Wimbledon students as Practitioner in Residence, in the previous blog post.

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Part one: Performance Management, an interview with Marvin Gaye Chetwynd

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Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Movement workshop, Wimbledon College of Arts 2015. Copyright the artist.

This February sees the return of Wimbledon Space’s series of events celebrating performance across theatre and fine art: Acts Re-Acts 3 will launch in 2016 with an exciting day-long performance master-class at the ICA.

Here, artist, writer and Programme Director of Fine Art at Wimbledon College of Arts, Lois Rowe, gives us a taste of what to expect followed by the part one of a discussion with Turner Prize-nominated artist Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, about her work with Wimbledon students and how it relates to her practice as a performance artist.

You can read part two of their discussion in the next post.

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Guest Blog, Kate Welby: BA Print & Time-Based Media students curate moving image exhibition in association with LUX

'Accidental Encounters' in association with LUX at Wimbledon Space

‘Accidental Encounters’ in association with LUX at Wimbledon Space

Moving image has challenged me to move away from my conventional ways of working. It may have not always been my chosen medium, but has been a permanent reference point for my research – critically engaging with it to inform my decisions practically. So obviously the chance to explore the LUX archive, and then to go on and curate an exhibition using works from the collection was pretty exciting.

Accidental Encounters is an exhibition that presents moving image works from the archive that each individually explore a sense of collision and coincidental discovery, while constructing interactions between the films. It marks the outcome of the five curators’ exploration of the LUX collection.

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BA Painting student Hannah Dickinson produces ‘Surface Zine’

Surface Zine Issue 1

Surface Zine Issue 1

As if a full-time Fine Art degree wasn’t enough to keep Hannah Dickinson busy, she is now the Editor-in-Chief of Surface Zine, a new magazine that explores tactility in art, fashion and design.

The final year BA Painting student, along with a small team made up of other Wimbledon students and her friends, launched Surface back in Autumn and the publication has gone from strength to strength since, selling out at The Saatchi Gallery shop and amassing over 16,000 followers on Instagram.

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Student interview – Yohan Le Peuch, BA Sculpture

Work from first year BA Sculpture student Yohan Le Peuch

Work from first year BA Sculpture student Yohan Le Peuch

BA Sculpture at Wimbledon College of Arts fosters an enquiring and experimental approach to sculpture practice, its history and contemporary contexts.

We talked to first year Sculpture student, Yohan Le Peuch about why he chose to study at Wimbledon and what projects he has been working on.

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Larsen’s Lost Water & The Raftonauts

Raft built by the Raftonauts

Raft built by the Raftonauts.

Stepping into Larsen’s Lost Water, the latest exhibition at Wimbledon Space, one is immediately confronted by an imposing sculpture of an ocean going raft.

The raft is a collaboration between Yussef Agbo-Ola, Tim Alexander, Michael Crossan, Susan Walker and Szu-Chieh Yun, a group of Wimbledon MFA Fine Art students working under the name ‘The Raftonauts’.

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‘Design for Dance’ project fosters collaboration between Wimbledon and Middlesex University

Theatre Design student Imogen Robinson's work from the Design for Dance collaborative project with Middlesex University

Theatre Design student Imogen Robinson’s work from the Design for Dance collaborative project with Middlesex University

Second year BA Theatre Design students from Wimbledon College of Arts recently worked on a collaborative project with dance students from Middlesex University that culminated in a performance in the Wimbledon theatre in December.

Having typically designed for stage productions, the Design for Dance project took the Theatre Design students out of their comfort zone and allowed them to explore an exciting new design medium.

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Pathway Leader Interview: Zoë Mendelson – BA Painting

Zöe Mendelson, Pathway Leader for BA (Hons) Fine Art: Painting at Wimbledon College of Arts

Zoë Mendelson, Pathway Leader for BA (Hons) Fine Art: Painting at Wimbledon College of Arts

Zoë Mendelson, Pathway Leader for BA Fine Art: Painting at Wimbledon is also an artist and writer with a collagist practice and has just finished her PhD.

We spoke to Zoë about the Painting course, her own practice and what she loves most about Wimbledon College of Arts.

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