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What is Clearing?
Clearing is a service provided by UCAS which gives applicants an extra chance to apply for a university course if they haven’t already been accepted on one. It runs between July and September for courses starting in September 2017.
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A still from Mm-hmm by BA(Hons) Illustration Animation students Hannah McNally and Martha Halliday.
An animation that brings to life a conversation between a mother and her autistic son has won the top prize at the D&AD New Blood Awards.
Kingston University BA(Hons) Illustration Animation students Martha Halliday and Hannah McNally scooped the prestigious Black Pencil at a ceremony in Central London celebrating the best creative work by people under 23 years old in the United Kingdom.
A team of ‘Fixperts’ from Kingston University has been awarded the RCA Helen Hamlyn Fixperts Award for their Product & Furniture design project, A Spoon for Gabi.
The team’s 5-year-old Fix Partner Gabi didn’t have the right tool to feed herself and relied on others to help. But Gabi wanted to be able to do it independently, so Kingston University Fixperts Philip Sutton, Tabatha Pearce-Chedier, Rachel Yang and James Caldwell got to work designing a practical solution.
After several rounds of prototypes and vigorous testing, the team achieved their final product, a screw-on spoon attached to a robust, contoured handle, which enables Gabi to feed herself.
“The HHCD jury commented on the attentive engagement with the Fix Partner, the choice of an issue with real daily and personal benefit, as well as on the inventiveness of the solution. And all of this in a delightful film that captures the story of the people and the fix. The high level of empathy, intelligent design process and compelling communication made this the winner of this year’s award. Congratulations to the students, Fix Partner and teaching team for this inspiring achievement.”
Since its founding in 2012 by Kingston University alumni Daniel Charny, Fixperts has grown to become a global movement of practical design with real social impact, bringing innovative solutions to real life challenges and using storytelling to share ideas and good practice with the design community and beyond. There are now more than 250 Fixpert videos online, demonstrating design solutions from 21 countries.
The Curating Contemporary Design MA students visited the Kazakh city Almaty as part of their research. Image credit: REX features
Kingston School of Art students travelled to Kazakhstan at the invitation of the British Council to help plan an exhibition which aims to raise the profile of Kazakh design.
Curating Contemporary Design MA students were given a project brief to research Kazakhstan’s emerging design identity. Different groups explored the Kazakh people’s nomadic heritage, disrupted by Soviet rule for much of the 20th Century until independence was declared in 1991.
The winning entry, named A Chest of Future Memories – a reference to the large chests given as presents to Kazakh newlyweds – was chosen to form the basis of the exhibition at EXPO 2017: Future Energy taking place in Astana, capital of Kazakhstan.
The trip comes at an exciting time for the Faculty, as it prepares to return to its original name of Kingston School of Art in September to celebrate its art school ethos and heritage as one of the country’s leading providers of art and design education.
Kasubika Chola’s designs modelled by Kingston University alumna Caryn Franklin
Vibrant African fabrics and over-sized vintage denim jeans and jackets were brought together in a new sustainable collection celebrating the mixed cultural heritage of a Kingston University designer.
Kasubika Chola’s garments were chosen by a panel of industry experts as among the best 25 on show at this year’s Graduate Fashion Week – with leading diversity campaigner and fashion icon Caryn Franklin taking to the catwalk in one of her designs at the event.
Kingston School of Art at Knights Park in the 1940s
Acting Dean of Kingston School of Art and Professor of Design History Penny Sparke is giving a keynote talk entitled “History of Kingston University: Growth and metamorphosis”, which will chart the University’s development through the 20th and 21st Century. Find out more.
Design researcher Dr Anke Jakob will also be presenting a talk about her research, entitled “Designing sensory enriched environments for people living with dementia” which explores the impact of design on multisensory experiences and therapeutic environments, in particular to the benefit of people with cognitive disabilities. Read more about the talk.
The Civic Reception, an annual event showcasing the University’s research, takes place this year on Tuesday 13 June 2017, 5.30pm–8.30pm at our Penrhyn Road campus.
Stanley Picker Gallery is pleased to present an evening of dance inspired by Yemi Awosile’s Orishirishi – a new body of research that casts a lens on the insatiable desire to maintain a sense of place and ownership over one’s identity through outward public personas.
Exhibited within ‘changing rooms’ in the main gallery space, the title of this work is a Nigerian (Yoruba) word taken from Awosile’s family tribe’s vocabulary, loosely meaning ‘an assortment of different things’ and showcases a collection of textiles which classify materials as an arrangement of experiences, alongside multi-media print, t-shirts and acoustic drapes.
The dance pieces will be performed by Pinelopi Kefou, Rebecca Korang and Anna Guzak – all final year students of Kingston University’s Dance programme under the tutelage of course lecturers Daniela Perazzo Domm and Elena Catalano, and are currently being workshopped in collaboration with Awolsile. As part of their research the trio are participating in practical and print-based workshops, and for the performance itself hope to don some of their own creations along with bespoke pieces by Awosile!
Performances will be staged at regular intervals within the main gallery space, allowing the visitors to move through, and interact with the exhibition – and music of hip hop artists Khirkee 17 – alongside dancers.
We invite all to join us for this unique and revealing event. Entrance is free.
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Dominic Postlethwaite’s project looks at the process of crushed bending.
Calls for London independence following Brexit and the challenges of commuter travel chaos are just some of the themes addressed by artists and designers showcasing work at this year’s eagerly anticipated Kingston University undergraduate degree show.
Industry professionals will be greeted by installations, interactive artworks and live performance pieces at the Knights Park campus as the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture returns to its original name, re-introducing itself as Kingston School of Art.
Kingston University student Ruth Chittock and Leeds Beckett University student Isabel Swift have both been awarded funding for a single trip anywhere in the world where they can learn more about this year’s LI topic, ‘healthy landscapes’.
Both winners impressed the Landscape Institute judges with their in-depth and unique proposals. Ruth’s focused on the adverse effects of light pollution on health and well-being, and how landscape design can ameliorate these impacts.
Ruth plans to visit the Great Basin National Park, a designated Dark Sky Park in Nevada, in September.
Some of the award-winning designs by Megan Greenfield
A fashion collection inspired by the Renaissance, surrealist art and the abstract prints of fashion designer Zandra Rhodes has won the prestigious Anne Tyrrell Student Design Award.
Megan Greenfield scooped the award and a £5,000 prize for a project she named Illogical Fantasies. The judging panel highlighted her use of print and pattern, the modern and innovative shapes she created, and praised her sophisticated colour palette.
“I’m currently influenced by the glamour and experimentalism of the late seventies, personified in style icons like Bianca Jagger and David Bowie,” Megan explained.
Left to Right: Gini Stirling – Creative Skillset, Steven Dell – Kingston University course leader BA fashion, Megan Greenfield and Wendy Baker – Kingston University senior lecturer. Photo credit: Alex Martin