As part of the M1 animation network we projected students work directly onto the brand new post graduate centre. It became quite a talking point and numerous passers by were blown away by the quality of the content and the novelty of a screen that size.
The Roadkill Family Album, is an ongoing series of works shown here for the first time in a public location. Taking the form of an alternative family album using his friends and family the series highlights the constructed nature of images in Nigel’s photographs. Each piece silently questions the role of the human within nature, paring it with self destructive nature displayed within pockets society.
A graduate and staff member in the art and design department, Ben Hodson has won a number of awards for his company. ATP Media, based out of the Hat Factory in Luton has recently been awarded at both a local and national level. The creative business has just received a Future 100 award and one of the directors, Ben Hodson won Community Businessperson of the year in the Luton’s Best of Awards ceremony at Luton Hoo last week.
Rebecca Meanley, a Visual Art Practice lecturer, will show abstract paintings in her exhibition, ‘Drawn In’ which explores the relationship between the artist and the canvas.
Sława Harasymowicz, a London based artist and lecturer in the Division of Arts and Design will be opening Dispatches, on Tuesday, 1 November in London.
Sława said: “The show is called Dispatches because it relates to the idea of ‘dispatching’ memory, and information, whether authentic, or ‘assumed’. It is a narrative which offers no explanation. I think it is an interesting opportunity to show art in the middle of a major political institution’s building.”
Friends and family enter Nigel Grimmer’s photographic work through his continual reworking of the family album format. Disrupting our expectations of “traditional” family portraiture Grimmer obscures the identities of his models, protecting them from the viewer’s gaze; his family are pictured turning their backs to the camera, or masking themselves with a variety of disguises and props.
The MA Art & Design students are exhibiting at the Hat Factory gallery from the 12th of September, come see the graduates work.
The Artist Sew n Sew invites you to a private view of an exhibition ” Luton Textile Archaeology ” in The Hat Factory, Gateway Gallery, Bute St , Luton. An installation of textiles, soft sculpture, relational art and photography on the theme of haptic, memory and association, made of vintage and contemporary, obsolescent and discarded textiles.
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.
If you are coming to the University of Bedfordshire open day tomorrow or if you are visiting any time soon, make sure you stop by and check out the thousands of images we have put up in the main entrance to the campus centre. The images show recent; events, work, staff, students, projects, exhibitions, trips and lots of the exciting stuff which goes on in the Art & Design department. If you are a current or recently graduated student come and see if you have made it on the wall!
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 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 [...]
Silviya Savova is a second year Graphic Design student. This is what she says about herself and her work: Silviya Savova was born in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria in 1990. Finished Secondary High School of arts in master classes of Fine Arts and Graphic Design. At the moment she is living in England, near London [...]
Hannah is a third year Fine Art Student, this is what she says about her work: My work is the documentation of a flux of paint and colour. I follow an experimental process, using many mediums to create beautifully colourful, vivid and abstract work. I am influenced by the natural world and its beauty, and [...]
Departure Lounge is a new contemporary arts and media initiative, which will bring the work of UK and International contemporary artists to Luton. Presenting exhibitions within and beyond the traditional gallery environment, Departure Lounge will occupy temporary premises in Luton’s High Town Road for an inaugural exhibition entitled Disruptive Members featuring emerging British artist Nigel Grimmer. There has been [...]
The University of Bedfordshire has commissioned two established artists to produce work for the new Campus Centre in Luton. Susan Stockwell and Cedric Christie are currently in the final stages of creating their work, which will be installed in the near future. This video gives a short insight into the work in progress and the [...]
The Art & Design department are again at the “Design Your Future” UCAS fayre in the ExCel Centre in London. Why not drop by and say hello, we would love to chat to you about all the courses we have to offer.
A group of 2nd year fine art, art & design and illustration students took over shop unit in the Luton indoor market hall. 11th – 17th June 2010
We had a great opening on Thursday, here are a few images from the evening, more to come! Images: Ben Hodson
University of Bedfordshire Alumni and Graphic Designer Helen Ingham visited art and design to give Art and Design and Design for Communication students a treat–the chance to do their very own Letterpress workshop! Letterpress is the old way of printing using wooden block type, it has become more fashionable of late because of Designers desire [...]