Become a Cass Art Student Ambassador

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Cass Art is looking for 1st and 2nd year art and design students to participate in the Student Ambassador 2014 programme. If you take part, you will volunteer your time to represent Cass Art at UAL promoting our student discount, exclusive events, ticket offers and new product launches. You will also have the opportunity to guest write for the Cass Art blog. In return Cass Art will support you with an exciting training trip to London, goodies sent to you throughout the year and a Student Ambassador Art Show in London in Summer 2015.

Sound like something you’re into? Read more and apply by midnight on 3rd August to be in with a chance to take part.

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Last chance to take part in our RA Late!

We are teaming up once again with the Royal Academy to create a UAL-tastic Friday Late event in October, this time celebrating the photographic work of Dennis Hopper. Some UAL students have already gotten in their submissions for workshops, installations and happenings, but we’d like a few more of you to take part. This is a great opportunity to showcase your work, engage with a wider audience and GET PAID to work with the Royal Academy! (hello, CV highlight…) In particular, we’re looking for photographers, filmmakers and performers to get involved. Submit by the end of the week, here’s some info:

Photo fans, create a photographic workshop:

We’re looking for a photographer to create and lead an interactive workshop inspired by the Dennis Hopper photography exhibition to take place throughout the RA Late event.

The workshop should be hands on and actively take participants through a process that engages with photography and/or photographic imagery. It should include some kind of physical ‘take-away’ element at the end and be able to accommodate a minimum of 10 people at a time.

The workshop should be inspired by black and white photography or images, and engage with the spirit and style of the 60s. Concepts to think about include: documentary photography, 60s fashion and music, film icons, pop art, hippy culture, urban landscape, Easy Rider, American culture and the Civil Rights Movement.

Filmmakers, show your work:

We’re looking for original short films to be exhibited in a dedicated screening room during the RA Late event.  

The brief for the content of the films is open, but they must be black and white and no more than 3 minutes long.

Performers, express yourselves!

The radical social changes that occurred in the 60s led to the performance art movement. ‘Happenings’ was the term art critics gave to ad-hoc performances or time-based events.

As part of the RA Late event we’re going to be staging a series of ‘Happenings’ throughout the galleries and are looking for stand-out performances of all disciplines.

These ‘happenings’ could be music, monologues, poetry, performance art, your manifesto, a chance to get on the soap-box, a pitch, a demonstration, a conversation or interview, a dance or a 30min silent meditation.

They can be performed on your own or in small groups, and include your own props. When submitting your ideas please tell us how long you envisage your performance lasting.

Submit your proposal by midnight on Sunday 27 July!

Picture above: Dennis Hopper, Andy Warhol, Henry Geldzahler, David Hockney and Jeff Goodman, 1963, Photograph, 17.25 x 24.74 cm. The Hopper Art Trust, © Dennis Hopper, courtesy The Hopper Art Trust.

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RA 60s Late: call for submissions

Photographers, Filmmakers and Performers needed for creative project with the Royal Academy of Arts.

To continue our partnership with the RA, we will be holding a Sixties Late Night event on Saturday 11th October 2014 during the RA’s exhibition of over 400 documentary photographs by 60s icon Dennis Hopper.

The night will include interactive activities and workshops that will be curated and run solely by UAL students.

We are looking for students working with film, photography and performance to help bring the exhibition, and the spirit of the 60s to life!

Read our project briefs over on suarts.org and apply to participate by midnight, 27th July. For more information, contact our Events & Exhibitions Coordinator Gavin Ramsey.

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Free RA tickets: Looking at London Yinka Shonibare

The RA is offering 20 free tickets for current UAL students to see Looking at London with Yinka Shonibare, RA at the Geological Society on Monday 2nd June at 6.30pm.

Tickets are first come, first serve so email g.ramsey@su.arts.ac.uk to get yours quick!

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David Bailey talks Swinging 60s

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If you’re looking for inspiration for your submission to run a workshop at the Royal Academy in October make sure to watch this great featurette on David Bailey’s work in the 60s.

Find out more about our ‘Swinging Sixties' opportunity with the Royal Academy here

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Design the trophies and certificates for this year’s UAL Teaching Awards!

The Awards Formerly Known as White Square return, with the Students’ Union and UAL giving you the opportunity to nominate your favourite teachers and course reps from 16 April. Winners receive fortune, glory, trophies and certificates and we would like YOU to design them! We’re offering two £650 commissions for trophies and two £75 commissions for certificates. Read the brief, get sketching and submit your proposal by 25 April (just an idea - the finished pieces are needed by 29 May).

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Germany Divided Competition

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We recently announced our latest creative opportunity, delivered with our friends at the British Museum to celebrate their latest exhibition, Germany Divided. Submit a piece of work inspired by the exhibition for a chance to have it displayed as the British Museum’s Facebook banner as well as other fab prizes. Here’s a piece whipped up here in SUARTS HQ: we challenge you to do better!*

Read more about this great opportunity and submit your entry before 14 April!

*We know you can do better. We realise this is not in the least bit challenging. But enter anyway.

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Phone Photography Exhibition

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Been taking some snaps on your phone? If you like the look of some of them, why not submit them to this Phone Photography exhibition taking place in Chelsea College of Arts in May? Submit your favourite phone photos by email by 27 April to be in with a chance of exhibiting, and come along to the private view on 6 May to see what gets chosen!

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Saving Spines with YOUR ART

Looking to get your teeth into something creative, but not ready to tackle your ‘real’ work yet?

Get altruistic and do a bit of art to raise money for patients!

The Stoke Mandeville hospital in Aylesbury are looking for postcard sized submissions to raise money for their National Spinal Injuries Centre.  Find out more about the opportunity here, and the deadline is the 9th of April - the Wednesday after this one coming… time is hard on holidays.

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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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We’re so excited about this! Final year LCC students: join us on 19 February to meet industry professionals and fellow final years to make massive steps towards your career. And at this industry speed dating event maybe you’ll meet the Simon to your Garfunkel?!
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The SU and LCC are collaborating for this never been done before, all the stops out, ultimate networking event for all final year undergraduates at LCC. This is your unique chance to have one on one, undisturbed conversations with some top notch professionals who are working in the industries you are studying for. This is an opportunity to ask them for advice, tips, gain contacts and maybe even a job offer! This exciting event will also give you the time to meet other students in the same boat as you, so get your creative juices flowing. Who knows maybe you’ll meet the next Ant to your Dec? 
Places are limited so please register here 

We’re so excited about this! Final year LCC students: join us on 19 February to meet industry professionals and fellow final years to make massive steps towards your career. And at this industry speed dating event maybe you’ll meet the Simon to your Garfunkel?!

suartsatlcc:

The SU and LCC are collaborating for this never been done before, all the stops out, ultimate networking event for all final year undergraduates at LCC. This is your unique chance to have one on one, undisturbed conversations with some top notch professionals who are working in the industries you are studying for. This is an opportunity to ask them for advice, tips, gain contacts and maybe even a job offer! This exciting event will also give you the time to meet other students in the same boat as you, so get your creative juices flowing. Who knows maybe you’ll meet the next Ant to your Dec? 

Places are limited so please register here 

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Xhibit2014: Judges in the Spotlight #3

This time round we spoke with Xhibit judge Rosie Black, who’s the Activities & Volunteering Officer at SUARTS. She told us about her time studying at Camberwell, creative opportunities for students, SUARTS campaigns and what she likes best about being a judge for Xhibit2014.

You studied at Camberwell, how do you look back on your time there? Do you think there are enough opportunities open to students to showcase their creativity there? 

Looking back at my time at Camberwell it seems like it was and continues to be one of the most thriving creative communities I could’ve been involved in. What’s great about Camberwell is that it has such a robust sense of community so the opportunities that arise to showcase your work are often implemented in a collaborative sense, with other students. With frequent exhibitions throughout a student’s time there and a great connection to local galleries and creative platforms it provides students with opportunities they wouldn’t want to miss.

Why did you want to be part of this year’s Xhibit panel? What will you be looking for in the judging process?

Being part of Xhibit this year really clarifies some of the objectives I set out for myself being a sabbatical officer. It really allows me to interact with the creative opportunities that are available to our student body and gives me a sense of excitement being back in a flourishing, creative environment. I will be looking for Xhibit2014 to be as representative as possible of the work that comes out of UAL. Aside from that I am most excited to see emerging artists getting an opportunity to showcase their work on this platform.

Xhibit is focussed on showcasing and championing student work, do you think there is enough access to their output? Why are opportunities like this important?

Art is undoubtedly becoming more and more saturated. With more artists than opportunity, Xhibit gives our students a chance to get their ideas and ambition seen. Any opportunity given to an emerging artist that can give an understanding of life outside of their degree is a good thing. I’m happy to be part of the support that’s being given to such talent.

What have you and the rest of the sabbatical team got planned for the year ahead?

As a sabb I don’t think you can ever summarise all of what you do or intend to do, as many things are ongoing. However, we continue to support the teaching strikes and the battle to implement a Living Wage. We also will continue to fight for affordable housing for students and carers. Alongside that we are campaigning for access to all facilities for all UAL students, implementing international scholarships and becoming more FE focused, considering the cuts to their education. The list could go on…

Submissions are still open for Xhibit2014, but you’ve got to get your submission in TODAY! SUARTS’ annual juried exhibition of work by students from across UAL. Read more about Xhibit and submit your work here

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