Category Archives: 3D Design

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    PROGRAMME 1  –  6.15PM

    Les Memoires du Temps
    Jean Baptiste Pacioselli & Kyrian Rouvet

    Andrew Copley-Pickering

    Cyclic Hannah

    Unspoken Water
    Sarah Blackie

    Pippa Young

    PROGRAMME 2  –  7.30PM

    Jacob Roy

    The Art of Distraction
    Leah Morris

    The Croft
    Paulo Berberan

    Utility Frequency
    Sam Hailey

    An Artist’s Landscape
    Fergus Haughton

    PROGRAMME 3  –  8.45PM

    The Head, The Heart, The Hand
    Sian Ayerst-Dyer

    Tobia Grieco

    Soul Suleiman

    Kerem Haeger

    De Tal Palo Tal Astilla
    Annabel Martin

    PROGRAMME 4  –  10PM

    An Endless Stare
    Jessica Aston & Tyler Sear

    Game and Grouse
    Amy King

    Yann Giroud

    The Clash of Mars & Venus
    Sara Kara

    To Dearest
    Eunji You

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    Making Tracks // in partnership with FRAME

    Whirlygig Cinema’s Making Tracks is a groundbreaking event that re-imagines short films with live scores performed by The Cabinet of Living Cinema.

    By fusing moving image with live music and foley, Making Tracks offers a stimulating platform for emerging film talent and an opportunity to join filmmakers in hearing these new soundtracks for the first time.

    FRAME 2016 will see the return of this exciting collaboration, featuring a programme of innovative dance shorts with live scores.

    Followed by the World Premiere of CONSEQUENCES…

    Consequences is a 30-minute film-based cabaret-style event, with a spirit of fun and hand-made creativity. Created by Kingston University Graphic Design and Dance students, with live music by The Cabinet of Living Cinema. Get ready for a playful historic dash from the dawn of film to now, presented as a mixture of film and live performance, highlighting chosen moments in British moving image media, popular culture and dance.

    Rose Theatre, 24 – 26 High Street, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 1HL
    Tickets: £8 / £5 students

    FRAME: The London Dance Film Festival will take place from 9-12 June 2016 offering an opportunity for creative talent in the arts, dance and film worlds to share experience, show work, learn from other artists and enjoy the best that dance and dance film offers. Find out more:

    FixFair is taking to the streets of Kingston to show how Open Design can benefit users and communities and engender a “Made in Kingston” ethos.

    Inspired by the “FixPerts” model, FixFair will see a panel of designers and dedicated workshops visiting the high street, market squares, estates, schools and care homes of Kingston to increase sustainability and improve lives.

    From fixing broken household goods to ‘hacking’ or adapting existing products in innovative ways, FixFair will bring the solutions to the problems, helping people excluded economically, those with care of child commitments, and those with physical and mental challenges.

    By collaborating with local schools and community groups, FixFair will enhance creative skills and encourage community engagement, while promoting the Faculty’s central ethos of “thinking through making.”

    For more information and to find out how to support the project, check out FixFair’s Spacehive page.

    MA Open Weekend

    We would like to invite you to the Design School’s MA Open Weekend 2016, an excellent opportunity to find out about postgraduate study at Kingston.

    The exhibition will be a visual walk-through of our unique course structure in which students develop their personal practice within an interdisciplinary working environment.

    Located at our Knights Park Campus, the exhibition will begin with a private viewing on Saturday 4 June between 1.00pm and 7.00pm (invite only), and then open to the public on Sunday 5 June from 1.00pm until 5.00pm.

    We look forward to seeing you there.



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    Mark Harris, Senior Lecturer in Illustration and Fine Art is showing at a major London Show this summer: The London Open 2015 – Whitechapel Gallery triennial exhibition. Sculpture, painting, performance, moving image, photography, printmaking and many other media and practices showcase some of the most dynamic work being made across the capital in 2015.

    From a record number of 2,133 applicants, 48 artists have been selected by a panel of high profile art world figures, including writer and critic Ben Luke, artist Angela de la Cruz, collector Nicoletta Fiorucci, gallerist Jake Miller and Whitechapel Gallery curators Daniel Herrmann, Eisler Curator and Head of Curatorial Studies and Poppy Bowers, Assistant Curator.

    ‘Celebrates all that is most vital, most striking, and most radical about the capital’s emerging art scene, is as madly varied as it is exuberant’             

    The Times 


    Rebecca Ackroyd, Holly Antrum, Ryuji Araki, Salvatore Arancio, Zehra Arslan, Alex Baczynski-Jenkins, Sam Belinfante, Karl Bielik, Isha Bohling, Jane Bustin, Jodie Carey, Ben Cove, Sam Curtis, Nelmarie Du Preez, Alexander Duncan, Tim Ellis, Adham Faramawy, Gaia Fugazza, Marco Godoy, Lothar Götz, Athene Greig, Buster Grimes ,Mark Harris, Emma Hart, Dominic Hawgood, Mary Hurrell, Lucy Joyce ,Dominic Kennedy, Sophie Mackfall, Damien Meade, Guy Patton, The Grantchester Pottery, Heather Power, Mary Ramsden, Sarah Roberts, Julie Roch-Cuerrier, Mitra Saboury, Lizi Sanchez, Laura Santamaria, Frances Scott, Eva Stenram, Tim Stoner, Roy Voss, Caroline Walker, Dominic Watson, Demelza Watts, Ben Woodeson, Madalina Zaharia.

    See more of Mark’s work here:


    It’s party time!

    Stanley Picker Gallery Summer Party: Wednesday 8 July 6-9pm

    Curated by Andy Holden featuring M!MS Album Launch & Grand Aesthetics Game

    Free Event / All Welcome

    Stanley Picker Fellow Andy Holden returns to the Gallery to curate our 2015 Summer Party; an evening of music, games, film and live performance, celebrating the official release of the M!MS Original Soundtrack Album.

    Proceedings will commence with Holden’s Live Director’s Commentary of Towards a Unified Theory of M!MS (Maximum Irony! Maximum Sincerity); a film which began life during the artist’s Stanley Picker Fellowship with development of the soundtrack featuring Kingston’s Tiffin School Chamber Orchestra & Children’s Chorus and recorded live at The Rose Theatre as part of International Youth Arts Festival 2013. Two years on, the album launch event is now included in this Summer’s Festival programme.

    The M!MS project – initially presented at the Zabludowicz Collection, London, then Spike Island Bristol and more recently to Kunsthalle Winterthur Switzerland – is a depiction of an art movement started as teenagers by Holden and his friends whilst living in Bedford. Ten years later, current young residents of the town were cast to play the artists to “re-make the art movement and bring the manifesto back to life”. The M!MS film is to be premiered at the Stanley Picker Gallery Summer Party as a single screen linear piece, with Holden’s live narration describing the process and ideas behind the year-long project. The soundtrack will be available to purchase as a 12” brown vinyl album in a gatefold sleeve designed by the artist.

    The event will culminate in the first ever staging of the Grand Aesthetics Game; based on an activity originally devised by members of the M!MS movement, during the early development of their collective and penning of their Manifesto. Played by small groups at social gatherings or in cafés, the rules were mysterious and continuously evolving, leaving players unsure as to whether it was really a game or not. Adopting the image of the Glass Bead Game as it appears in the Herman Hesse novel, the Grand Aesthetics Game will take over the Gallery and players will immerse themselves in its nuances. Multiple rounds will be interspersed with screenings of short works, performances and live music by original members of M!MS.

    Everyone is welcome and we hope that Kingston University staff along with your friends and families, will join us for what promises to be a fun-fuelled and intriguing evening.

    For more information email or call 020 8417 4074. To keep updated with Gallery Projects and Events please Sign Up to our mailing list and follow us on twitter @PickerGallery

    Image credit: Andy Holden Towards a Unified Theory of M!MS (2014) film still


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    Sorcha O’Brien: 2nd Fundació Història del Disseny and Alfaro Hofmann Collection Research Grant for the Study of Domestic Appliances

    Dr Sorcha O’Brien, Senior Lecturer in Design History & Theory in the School of Art and Design History, recently travelled to the Alfaro Hofmann Collection in Valencia, Spain, to study their extensive collection of 20th century domestic electrical appliances. Dr O’Brien was awarded the 2nd Research Grant for the Study of Domestic Appliances on the Vacuum Cleaner by the Fundació Història del Disseny and the Alfaro Hofmann Collection, for her research on the importation and use of vacuum cleaner in post-war Ireland.

    About the Collection:
    The Alfaro Hofmann Collection is a private collection of domestic electrical products, with about 400 appliances currently exhibited in their permanent exhibition space in Godella, outside Valencia. The collection is based on more than 30 years of collecting by interior designer Andres Alfaro Hofmann (pictured above with Dr. O’Brien), as a complement to his design practice, Studio Alfaro Hoffman, and includes a specialised library of texts, catalogues and references on the domestic habitat and domestic appliances. (link:

    About the project:

    Dr. O’Brien’s research project focuses on the meaning and use of domestic electrical appliances in post-war Ireland, where the Electricity Supply Board’s rural electrification project facilitated the wide-spread availability of such products in rural Ireland for the first time. These appliances were associated with ideas of freedom and liberation from drudgery for housewives in other countries, and the vast majority available in Ireland during the 1950s and 1960s were imported from the United Kingdom, Germany, Sweden and the United States. The project looks at the extent to which they held the same meanings for rural housewives in the conservative, religious environment of 1950s Ireland, where the role of women in the home was enshrined in the Constitution, and the extent to which this changed with the end of protectionist policies in the 1960s. Her research is sponsored by the Modern Interiors Research Centre (link: and the School of Art and Design History (link:



    Hackspace Workshop Project
    24 March, 12:00 midday at the Stanley Picker Gallery

    Over the next month, the Hackspace Workshop will be running a project with the Stanley Picker gallery, leading up to an exhibition of work.

    Any student from any course can get involved so if you’re interested in doing a project that engages with the subject of interactive art and design and the role that new technology plays, please come along.

    We’re having a short introduction to the project and the brief in the Stanley Picker gallery space
    TOMORROW – Tuesday the 24th of March at 12:00