Solarbox London is coming!

We’ve all been there: you’re trying to meet your mates in London (probably to do something really AWESOME) and your mobile only has 2% battery.

On come the needy phone calls and texts, in the sheer panic that you’ll have a tech blackout before you have the chance to find them and do that awesome thing.  You look and feel like a total loser.  And you are.


This October, Solarbox London is coming, and it’s revitalising those characteristic-yet-slightly-obsolete red phone boxes we all know and love.


(They went for the design on the far left by the way)

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Exhibition Opportunity: Students and Recent Graduates


Calling all Students and the recently graduated, we are looking for wall based art submissions based around Black History Month and the issues that face Black students in the Creative Industries.

The Exhibition will be part of a series of events called ‘Unspoken Barriers: Black History Month – A future perspective’ that will involve panel discussions, film screenings and an exhibition. 

The exhibition will be taking place Monday 6 October - Friday 14 November and will be located in the Darkroom Gallery and Main Lecture Theatre Wall of LCC.

Deadline for submissions: Friday 26 September

Panel Decision by: Tuesday 30 September

Installation date: Friday 3 October

To submit your idea please email with your name, contact details, pictures of your work and dimensions, plus any installation notes. Please also submit 100 words on why your work interacts with the theme of Black History Month or other Black Student issues.

Due to the nature of the spaces we cannot consider installation pieces; however some small plinth work or projections may be possible.

This will be a public exhibition so please no images that can be deemed offensive.

For further information or questions please email Vice President of LCC, Bee Tajudeeen or Amy Cook

Picture Credit: Jean-Michel Basquiat, 1960-1988


Opportunities to get involved with Cally Fest 2014


On Sunday 7th of September the Caledonian Road will be closed off to host Cally Fest: a one-day party for music, art, food and fun.

If you’d like to perform, trade, lead a workshop or activity they’d love to hear from you!   Check out their site or email if you need more info.

Image from The Cally Fest website.


Sell Your Work with Made in Arts London: deadline 17 August

Made in Arts London is an enterprise from the Students’ Union that sells current student and recent graduate art and design. If you are a current student or recent graduate from any of our six colleges, you are welcome to submit your work to be considered by our selection panel.

In order to get more info on submission guidelines and download a submission form you can go an MiAL website or for even more info please email Rosa Harvest.

The deadline for this round of submissions is 17th August so get cracking!

Image is Line Man by Miranda Sofroniou


Xhibit is the Students’ Union annual juried exhibition of UAL student work. Xhibit2014 was the 17th edition of the exhibition, with 17 students from across UAL’s six colleges and various disciplines exhibited in Art Bermondsey from 28th February to 3rd March.

Xhibit2014 artists and designers:

Marta Barina / Nicholas Cheeseman / Marcus Drinkwater / Jo Gifford / Leonora Gray / Frederikke Houman / David Icko / Grace Langley / José Rafael Cordeiro Mendes / Zaynab Omotoyosi Odunsi / Maren Reese / Monika Schodowska / Lea Sednaoui / Chiara Sgatti / Konstantina Touli / Nicole Weisz / Abay Zhumagulov

Xhibit2014 supporters:

Made in Arts London Tatty Devine Drink Shop & Do Wagamama The Art Insider Harmonic Capital Partners by SUARTS UAL


Opportunity for MA Graduates: South Place Hotel Competition

If you have recently completed an MA at UAL, then you are eligible to enter the South Place Hotel’s annual competition for a public artwork, which could win you £5,000 and £500 towards realizing your design! 
Read on for more info, download the information and application form, and enter your design by the 5th of September.

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Fancy starring in a music video?

This Sunday Tara Lee will be in London to shoot her upcoming music video, Paradise - and she wants YOU!

She’s already taken Ireland by storm - reaching the top of the iTunes and Google Play Store with her EP.

You’re welcomed (encouraged, even!) to use it as the last part of Saturday night, as it takes place from 6am-8am at Brixton Jamm, where you’ll be ‘fake clubbing.’

The Facebook event is here.  Go on, you know you want everyone in Ireland to know how cool you are - and when she’s big in the UK you can do the ‘I was into Tara Lee before she was cool' bit.


What I See short film competition

Fancy making a short film about inspiring women to inspire a generation of young women and MAYBE WIN CASH?!! Deadline for entries is 1st October, read on and submit


Sony World Photography Awards 2015

The 8th annual Sony World Photography Awards is now open for entry! This major photography competition receives hundreds of thousands of entries from all over the world and provides massive exposure (pun totally intended) to those who are shortlisted and exhibited. You can enter in a range of categories such as Open (for amateur photographers) Professional and Youth (for those aged 19 and under). Deadlines for entries differ slightly depending on the category you’re entering, but all are early January 2015.

There’s a delicious cash prize up for grabs along with the chance to be exhibited alongside the world’s greatest contemporary photographers so it’s well worth considering if photography’s your bag. Are you thinking, “but with so many entries from all over the world, they’ll hardly choose my work…”? Well stop!! This year’s Awards saw UAL Foundation student Anastasia Zhetvina win the Culture Category in the Youth Photographer of the Year Award for the photo below. THAT COULD TOTALLY BE YOU NEXT YEAR, SO GET SUBMITTING!!

mwalker95 asked:
Hello, I'm starting my course in LCC this september studying Photography and I was intending to start a small blog or magazine when I'm down their. But I was wondering if there would be any opportunities working for the current magazine UAL have to offer for their students?

Students' Union - University of the Arts London
Students' Union - University of the Arts London answered:

Hi mwalker95,

Any creative opportunities within UAL or advertised by UAL will be found here :

Hope this helps!



Become a Cass Art Student Ambassador


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.


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.


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 and apply to participate by midnight, 27th July. For more information, contact our Events & Exhibitions Coordinator Gavin Ramsey.