Made in Arts London: Bigger, Brighter, Bolder

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Bigger, Brighter, Bolder. is an exciting opportunity to see a selection from the key artists and designers that Made in Arts London has worked with over the past two years alongside the new MiAL Spring Collection of work selected by an independent panel of art and design experts.

Exhibiting artists and designers are: Monica Alcazar-Duarte, Laura Aldous, Fredrik Andersson, Katy Binks, Rosie Brewer, Daniel Challis, Ronnie Chen, Jacob Eaton, Edgar-Walker, Sarah Fortais, Michael G Maris, Conall McAteer, Sylvia Moritz, Lara Morrell, Isabella Pagnotta, Cheryl Papasian, Robbie Porter, Rene Ramirez, Tommy Ramsey, Miranda Sofroniou, Dominkia Świerad, Zoe Tynan-Campbell, Jessica Windhorst, Joanna Zhou

Bigger, Brighter, Bolder. runs from 10 April to 23 May in UAL Showroom, High Holborn, WC1V 7EY, make sure you make it down!

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Open Mic Nights in London – UAL and beyond!

Looking for something new to check out in London?  Weekly open mic night in Borough, and two one off events this month organised by UAL students.

Last night, after nearly a year of my friends raving about it, I visited Bang Said The Gun – a weekly event of stand up poetry “for people who love poetry or, for that matter, hate it…” And that’s a relief, because one of my friends would never have gone if I said it was poetry and was devastated when I revealed it was £5 for a student ticket (£7 otherwise.)  Fortunately regular check-ups with him confirmed it was “more like going to watch comedy but with more iambic pentameter and rhyme, and well worth the money.

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MiAL Panel Discussion, 14 April

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MiAL Panel Discussion: Promoting & Selling New Media, Moving Image, Performance and Installation

14 April, 2 - 4.40pm
Main Lecture Theatre
Chelsea College of Arts

Fancy a discussion on promoting new media, performance and more while you’re on your Easter break? This panel discussion is FREE for UAL students: simply email claire@madeinartslondon.com to RSVP

The Discussion:
The promotion and sale of art is often presented as a contentious issue with no straightforward method, process or system. Made in Arts London has invited a number of key professionals - specialising in the creation, commissioning, promotion and sale of new media, moving image, performance and installation - to discuss the topic from a number of perspectives; the artist, the curator, the gallerist and the consultant. The discussion will include an audience Q&A and be followed by a drinks reception. Find out more!

Chair:
Gil Leung, LUX, Head of Programme

Panel:
David Blandy, Artist, UAL Alumnus of Chelsea College of Art
Anna Gritz, South London Gallery
David Gryn, Artprojx, consulting Agency
Tyler Woolcott, Rowing, contemporary art gallery

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We’ve been setting up Made in Arts London’s Bigger, Brighter, Bolder' exhibition ready for the Private View on Wednesday, April 9th.

The exhibition will be showcasing some of UAL’s most exciting work from emerging artists and will be open to the public from April 10th until May 23rd.

Find out how MiAL can support you and your work here.

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Dancing Hard, Raising Money.

Evening events and club nights have long been a big opportunity for final year students to raise money for Summer Shows and the following are just a handful of examples of UAL student led nights. 

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CMYK, this years Camberwell BA Graphics.

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Slow Bounce, last year’s BA Graphics - this carries on as well to fund external shows.

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3doubleD, Camberwell BA 3D design.

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Gym & Tonic, a club night in Peckham, inclusive of bad workout videos and cheesy tunes. Camberwell BA 3D.

There was also BA Illustration’s Fresh Prints at the famous Amersham Arms in New Cross.

CSM Fine Art held a Comedy Night and Bands Night this year whilst Camberwell Illustration had a Jazz Night where they also sold prints. Smooooth.

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The Encounter Between Art and Science

‘The Encounter Between Art and Science’:  ‘a conversation’ between Martin Caiger-Smith and Sophy Rickett, contemporary artist and exhibition contributor, on Thursday 20thMarch 7:00pm.  They will discuss/debate the interplay between science and art.  

In 2011 and 2012 Sophy Rickett made regular visits to the Institute of Astronomy at Cambridge University as an Associate Artist. Her large-scale photographs in the exhibition are inspired by the negatives produced from the Three Mirror Telescope designed and built by retired astronomer Dr Roderick Willstrop and explores the connections between optics and seeing, the shift from analogue to digital, relationships between different kinds of photographic practice and the encounter between an individual and an institution, between an artist and a scientist.

Students with a valid ID can attend for £2 and contact  judith@bulldogtrust.org or telephone 0207 836 3715.

This event will be held in the ornate Great Hall at Two Temple Place.

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Q&A with Business of Fashion’s Imran Amed

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We were lucky enough to host a Q&A with Business of Fashion founder, Imran Amed today.

It was a really great talk with over 60 UAL students in attendance to hear about how he left a successful Management Consultancy firm with an MBA from Harvard to become ‘the most connected man in fashion’ after blogging from his sofa.

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Some of our favourite quotes from the talk and Q&A.

Ever heard “But you work in fashion”? I wanted to prove that beyond the gloss, flashbulbs & champagne it’s a really serious business.

I love how the industry celebrates creativity & diversity. You can be whoever you want to be as long as you’re good at what you do.

Creativity is not the exclusive right in London, Paris, New York and Milan. Wherever you go there is creativity.

On breaking into fashion:

The content acted as a magnet. Once it starting building a following, people started reaching out to us.

On breaking BoF’s Video content:

Video has become such a powerful medium in fashion… I was just a guy writing a blog on my sofa and now I have access to these incredible people telling me their life stories.

How your CV looks is the one thing you can control - make it easy for people to understand. Make sure it has impact. Make it one page - you don’t need 6 pages if you have just graduated. 

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VPs Collaborate: Jean Paul Gaultier Party!

Your SUARTS Vice Presidents have done it again: they’ve plotted and planned a party for ALL OF YOU! Inspired by the Barbican’s Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition (along with an upcoming exhibition at LCF of JPG’s graphic work), they’re going all Eurotrash at the George & Dragon on Hackney Road on 18 March from 7pm. Come along for bizarre, multi-coloured drinks, a raunchy photobooth and a playlist put together by the man himself…

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What did you have confiscated at school?


150 items confiscated from UK school kids are being displayed as part of the ‘Confiscation Cabinets' exhibition by Guy Tarrant at V&A Museum of Childhood until June 1st.

Take a look at some of the items on show via BuzzFeed UK.

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What will you #askBoF?

We have a very exciting opportunity for you all to attend a Q&A with The Business of Fashion founder, Imran Amed on Tuesday 11th March.

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We’re delighted to say the event is open to all UAL students and we want your questions to be sent in using #askBoF on Twitter, leave comments on the Facebook event, or comment on this post. 

Find out more from the Facebook event and share it with your friends. Remember, this once in a lifetime talk is first come, first serve so make sure to arrive early to avoid disappointment.

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To celebrate their Sensing Spaces exhibition, the Royal Academy of Arts hosted an architecture-themed Friday Late on 21 February and invited some UAL students along to building Lego all evening - can you think of a better way to spend a few hours?!

The exhibition is open until April 6th and students get a special rate of £9 each. It’s a great thing to do if you’re looking for a few hours away from the books and studios. Book your tickets here.

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1800 @ The Bear, Camberwell

Need we say any more?! Come join us for the third instalment of 1800, this time going on in The Bear from 6pm. See some art, have a beer, meet some fellow students!

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Xhibit 2014 - open this weekend only!

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The Xhibit 2014 show is open this weekend and includes some incredible student work on display.

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There was a packed Private View last night (Friday) for friends and family and loads of UAL students were able to get an early look at the work. You can take a look at the full list on work on display with our Facebook album of work

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It’s definately worth a visit and it’s only on this weekend. Xhibit is open 11am - 5pm every day until Monday 3rd March and is on display at Art Bermondsey at 183-185 Bermondsey Street (SE1 3UW). The nearest stations are Bermondsey London Bridge and Elephant and Castle.

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To find out more about how Xhibit is championing creative futures for students at UAL take a look the SUARTS website.

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Xhibit2014 - installation in progress…

Our artists and designers are installing their work in Art Bermondsey today! Xhibit2014 opens on Friday: come along between 11am - 5pm from Friday until Monday (or drop in for the late night opening on Friday until 8.30pm) and see some of the best work from students across UAL. A range of disciplines are on show from Foundation to MA level, come join us!

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