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  • Design Activism And Social Change

    Design For Communication Course Leader Noel Douglas recently spoke at the Design Activism And Social Change Conference in Barcelona organised by the Design Historian’s Society. The papers from the conference can be downloaded from here: http://www.historiadeldisseny.org/congres/

  • Iraq – The Next Step by Ben Hodson & Ian Rowlands

    Staff member Ben Hodson and Luton based photographer Ian Rowlands have brought together an emotive exhibition at The Hat Factory throughout July 2011. This exhibition is part of an ongoing project in which they seek to challenge some of the stereo typical images we see coming out of Iraq. The artists present the nation’s history, with its savagery against humanity, but they also aim to look to the future with hope.

  • Ben Hodson published in Digital Photographer

    Staff member Ben Hodson has been published in Digital Photographer Issue #110. Ben was interviewed and profiled on some of his recent Iraqi work over the last year.

  • Spring has Sprung!

    Design for Communication course leader Noel Douglas has been published in ‘Springtime’ a book on student protests around the world. The book produced by Verso includes a large section on the UK student movements against increased tuition fees, Noel has illustrated these struggles in a 16-page section, some images of the spreads are below.

  • Pick Me Up

    Illustration tutors, INK Illustration were recently invited to create a drawing workshop ‘With Draw’ as part of Pick Me Up 2011 at Somerset House, in London. The collective asked visitors to contribute their illustrations in response to INK’S drawings using their imagination, memory and observation to form a collaborative mural which took over the walls.…

  • Photomedia Salon 2011

    Nigel Grimmer, Course Leader for Photography and Video Art, recently won the ‘Crash Open’ art competition at Charlie Dutton Gallery in Holborn, London. The competition was judged by art critic Matthew Collings. The prize for the competition is a solo show at the gallery. ‘Time’s Relentless Melt’ a solo show of new photography and sculpture…

  • 3,000 prints created into a single photomontage.

    Ben Hodson is a staff member for the Art & Design department at the University of Bedfordshire. Specifically for a current show in the UCMK Gallery, UK Ben has created a one off large (6.5m x 3.5m) photo-montage out of 3,000+ photos from the inside of one of the cells from Amna Suraka. Amna Suraka…

  • Iraq: Amna Suraka – Exhibition by staff member Ben Hodson

    Iraq: Amna Suraka – Exhibition by staff member Ben Hodson Luton based artist and photographer Ben Hodson has brought together an emotive show at the UCMK Gallery in Milton Keynes throughout March 2011.  The University of Bedfordshire student is exhibiting Iraq: Amna Suraka, which is a collection of work he created whilst on a recent…

  • Planetary Patriotism

    Design for Communication Course Leader Noel Douglas features in a new book, Green Patriot Posters, published by Thames and Hudson in the UK and Metropolis Books in the US. Noel’s work is a poster called ‘Dead End’ this was part of a body of work made for street protests during the 2009 G20 Summit in…

  • Escape from Colditz – Annette & Erasmus Schöter

    Exhibition: Escape from Colditz – Annette & Erasmus Schröter 22 January – 5 March, 2011 Opening Reception: Saturday January 22, 5 – 8pm, Admission free, all welcome. The Exhibition will be formally opened at 6pm by Cord Meier-Klodt Cultural attaché at the German Embassy, London Artists Annette and Erasmus Schröter are based in Leipzig, South…