Previous Foundation Art and Design Learner Annie-Marie Akussah has been made the current Activities Sabbatical Officer for the UAL students Union Xhibit exhibition. Congratulations Annie!
The Big Draw: Exploring London Life though Art
On Saturday 16th February 2019 local Camden residents and college learners were invited to come and join Foundation Diploma and Childcare learners in the production of a huge collaborative drawing depicting London life in all its diversity. This event was part of the International Big Draw festival ((click here for more Big Draw info)
The piece starts at the top with prominent and well known London landmarks, what everyone would think of when thinking of London, but then moves down in to local landmarks and portraits of individual’s living spaces: Our local London. The image finishes with self-portraits of the participants showing the range of individuals who make up London Life at the college.
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the final piece close up:
and some pictures from the day:
As part of WMC’s involvement in the Big Draw Festival this year (www.thebigdraw.org) The Foundation Diploma in Art and Design and Level 1 In drawing Painting and Mixed media have collaborated on a large scale portrait of the college for display in our 3rd floor Gallery. Both courses begin with an exploration of mark making and this was a brilliant opportunity for learners to show off their skills!
Amazing London designer maker studios Open days coming up.
Exciting current exhibition recommended by tutor Maria Burton
Gallery Maison Mais Non presents its inaugural exhibition, The Extraordinary Process from 15 September to 16 November 2016. The Extraordinary Process highlights Zaha Hadid Design’s position as a collaborative workshop, exposing the creative process of a variety of makers including Peter Do, Phoebe English, Iris van Herpen, Stephen Jones, Krystyna Kozhoma, Nasir Mazhar, Minimaforms and XO.
Evolving from discussions between Maison Mais Non, Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher last year, fashion designers and architects will examine innovative technologies of the present to imagine how these will evolve and shape the world of the future.
Our very own Hannah Black, alumni from the Foundation Diploma Art and Design is the Wondering/Wilding show at IMT this month, go and check her out!!
The Wandering/WILDING: Blackness on the Internet group exhibition is on at London’s IMT Gallery, opening November 3 and running to December 11.
IMT has invited New York-based artist and writer Legacy Russell and features work by Niv Acosta, Evan Ifekoya, E. Jane, Devin Kenny, Fannie Sosa, Tabita Rezaire and Hannah Black. The exhibition brings work together that is currently exploring “race via the the material of the Internet” and is a response to Doreen St. Félix‘s essay ‘The Peril of Black Mobility’.
The title alludes to the identity of the flâneur, a term coined by Baudelaire that refererd to “a roving soul in search of a body” and situates “a spotlight on the privileged white body that Baudelaire’s ‘roving soul’ has historically inhabited. Here, the panel asks: what can the Internet do for the black flâneur?”
Related events to this programme include Technology Now: Blackness on the Internet at London’s ICA, which will host a discussion between Rizvana Bradley, Taylor Le Melle, Derica Shields and moderated by Russell.
Niv Acosta will perform Clapback at IMT on December 1; first premiered early this year at KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin.
Evan Ifekoya and Ain Bailey will be in conversation at the ICA on December 9.
See the IMT Gallery website for details.**
London Design Festival 17-25th September.
One of the world’s most important annual design events. The programme is made up of over 400 events and exhibitions across London, many are free.
Ohhh! look at the lovely new Serpentine pavilion for 2016!
more info here
Stunning exhibition of David Hockney portraits at the Royal Academy
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