28 May 2014

A Slow Commute 2014

photo by Thijs (Sint-Lucas, Gent)

drawings by Peth Peters (UCA Illustration, Farnham)

The spring term saw the second installation of The Slow Commute. The idea for the project began as a conversation between U.C.A Illustration and Belgian Institute St-Lucas Beeldende Kunst, Gent about the mutual concern with reportage illustration, the process of travel and the role of the illustrator as interpreter and documenter. The idea grew into an international student exchange incorporating Burg Giebichstein, Halle (D), VSUP, Prague (CZ), Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw (PL). The project would most importantly bring together students from varied and diverse cultural backgrounds who would be joined in kinships through the sharing of experiences and ideas about illustration and the potential of the medium.

This year the Slow Commute was hosted by the Burg Giebichenstein university of Art and Design. Beginning their journey at the former Berlin wall crossing Checkpoint Charlie the students spent 10 days journeying from Berlin South West to Halle.

'Origins' Year 2 Show

A student-led group exhibition marks the end of year 2 and the culmination of months of planning and working on a wide range of self-initiated projects. 
This year ‘Origins’ was the chosen exhibition theme and the selected venue was the Farnham Scout Hut.  The students responded with very diverse and individual projects, which included short narratives, pop-up books, printmaking, oversized wooden coins and stories about beards among others! 

The 2nd year exhibition takes place in venues outside of the college environment, which allows for imaginative curation and gives students the chance to think about their work as part of a group show. The process is exciting, often challenging and it offers valuable experience in many different areas, from designing and curating to promoting and fundraising. Above all it is a real opportunity for the students to ‘test the water’ prior to the Final Show in year 3 and aim for even more successes!

15 May 2014

Penguin Design Awards Shortlisted entry

Some fantastic news from 3rd year student Libby Parra, who's been shortlisted for the Penguin Design Awards! Libby responded to The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton for the Puffin Children's prize. Very well done! Here is the first draft.