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    Smell the world differently! For the third year, the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture is offering this highly interactive 5-day workshop. 

    Design with Scents is:

    -The only course in the world about the design of places through the sense of smell
    -For professionals and students across the creative fields and fragrance lovers
    -It provides you with a basic knowledge of fragrance and sensory design skills
    -Lead by Nicola Pozzani with Joanna Norman and John Ayres, running every summer at the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture, Kingston University, London
    -Working on a scent design solution, exploring how to use scents to enhance projects in the fields of design, marketing and communication
    -An online and offline community of individuals working on scent projects

    Find out more: Design with Scents

    Book your place

    Image credit: Ezzidin Alwan, Multimedia & Web Team, Kingston University

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    Call for Applicants 2014

    Stanley Picker Fellowships: Design & Fine Art

    The Stanley Picker Gallery at Kingston University is currently seeking to appoint two innovative contemporary practitioners to the Stanley Picker Fellowships in Design & Fine Art 2014.

    The annual Fellowship programme, supported by the Stanley Picker Trust since its inception in 1977, sits at the very heart of the Gallery’s activities, and provides an artist and a designer each with the opportunity to create and present a significant body of new work as part of the research culture within the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture.

    The current Fine Art Fellow Laura Oldfield Ford is showing work at Tate Britain as part of the Ruin Lust exhibition, and current Design Fellow Fabien Cappello is exhibiting at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery as part of the Martin Gamper Design is a State of Mind exhibition. He is also taking part in useful+beautiful: contemporary design for the home at the Geffrye Museum, London.

    Each Stanley Picker Fellowship provides up to £12,000 and valuable access to the extensive material workshops, technical resources and expertise within the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture, to support a practice-based research project that will result in an exhibition of international standing at the Stanley Picker Gallery. Appointed Fellows are required to make formal presentations about their practice as well as deliver a range of appropriate activities that will directly engage staff, students and members of the public in the development and delivery of their chosen project.

    Visit  to find out about the Stanley Picker Fellowships and for information on our programme.

    caroline spry Invisible Picture Show

    Faction Films’ Interactive Web Documentary Invisible Picture Show won the Google Digital Media Award at the 2014 One World Media Awards at a ceremony in London presented by Channel 4 News’ Jon Snow.  Caroline Spry, Senior Lecturer, BA(Hons) Filmmaking is one of the Executive producers.

    Tim Travers Hawkins’ documentary about children in immigration detention centres around the world, was one of three nominees for the award, alongside The Guardian’s Walled World and France24’s Iranorama.

     The jury described it as:

     “a very powerful and haunting piece of work. The evocative and creative treatment was a virtue, achieved by combining the sound of real voices with the immersive style of a graphic novel. The children involved and their stories are, by definition, hidden, and this project brought them to our attention with an emotional intensity unusual in digital story-telling.”

    The One World Awards recognize “strong vibrant and independent media that empowers citizens, promotes justice and contributes to international development” and the Google- sponsored Digital Media Category is specifically aimed at innovative online forms.

    For more information about the project go to:

    To experience the interactive web documentary visit:

    Directed By: Tim Travers Hawkins
    Producer: Andy Noble
    Executive Producers: Sylvia Stevens and Caroline Spry


    Photograph: Class of 2nd year graphic designers, 1976

    ArchiveKSA investigates the history of Kingston School of Art and our staff, students and alumni.

    The art school here in Kingston encouraged diverse creativity from the beginning. Art classes were established in Kingston in the mid-1870s, and a dedicated school was first built in 1899. The present Knights Park site opened to students in January 1940.

    From jazz bands playing dances in the painting studios in the 1950s to The Smiths playing a gig in the canteen, music has also been a significant part of life at Knights Park. Famous musicians who studied at the art school include Eric Clapton and other members of the Yardbirds, folk singer Sandy Denny, known for her work with Fairport Convention. Bands to play Knights Park over the years include the Pogues, and the Velvet Underground, whilst David Bowie played Penrhyn Road.

    The exhibition is open now:
    25th – 29th NOVEMBER 2013

    Platform Exhibition Space

    Knights Park
    Kingston University

    Get involved! If you have any material, memories, artwork or photographs you would like to contribute to the archive or would like to find out more, visit:

    Dr Henry Bond, senior lecturer in Photography at the School of Fine Art has had his 99 artworks acquired by the Tate Gallery.

    The series of single photographs; Entitled Documents records 99 events from press conferences, press launches and photo opportunities that took place between 1990 and 1995.

    Photographs can be found of Prince Charles opening a decorative garden, two Russian cosmonauts giving a press conference and a crime statement from New Scotland Yard, amongst many others.