Meet some of the Grad Show exhibitors
We take a sneak preview at some of the work on display as part of the Grad Show
Emily Bowers-Clark’s collection ‘Static Fluidity’, follows her internship with luxury fashion label Le Photographe where she now hopes to find full-time employment. Emily, from Kingston, South West London, describer her Fashion with Business course as “really enjoyable”, adding that it, “pushes you but in a good way”.
Lois Woodford, from Nottingham, opted for menswear for her ‘Dreams and Greens’ collection. “I chose menswear because it has more restrictions – there isn’t as much you can do with menswear and I wanted to redress this.” Her course, Fashion with Business, was, “really enjoyable – the tutors and technicians were great”.
Sophie Mannion’s ‘Modern Craft’ collection includes this acid green trench coat. The Fashion with Business graduate from Bristol, is looking for a career with a fashion house and wants to create garments that are “out of the norm”.
Emma Bishop did an internship with J.W Anderson fashion house in London. Her ‘No Brainer’ collection is based on the “naïve, useful, innocent and sexy”. From Nottingham, Emma said she enjoyed her Fashion and Business course: “The tutors were always willing to go out of their way to help you with ideas.”
Nataliya Brady, from Ukraine, interned at Bless in Paris. She used Neoprene, plastic and nylon for her collection ‘Plastic Fantastik’. Her Fashion with Business course, she said, was “very intense and very inspiring”.
Esther Williams, Fine Art Performance graduate from North London, has created ‘Terrain’, “a light installation exploring shifts in perception and ways of looking”. Her space incorporates three works in the form of slide projections and light boxes.
Megan Clark sits sewing within her ‘Durational Performance Installation’, a journey into the microscopic world of the human body and a “multi-sensory experience through a landscape of textile sculptures”. The Fine Art Performance graduate is from Ipswich.
Louis Miles, from Bath, said the Fine Art course gave him “a lot of freedom”. He intends continuing painting after graduating and would love to open his own gallery.
Chica Seal has produced semi-abstract figures on bed linen. From Pulborough, West Sussex, Chica said her Fine Art course was “the best thing – really useful” and she is now looking for funding and a residency.
Souzana Petri travelled to her native Cyprus on a work placement with a Cypriot potter who uses traditional techniques. Her hand crafted pots carry modern messages about society and places round the world. The 3D Design and Craft Masters graduate’s collection is called ‘Twisted Tradition’.
Alice Stewardson’s ‘croquembouche’ was the result of more than 50 attempts at creating the most life-like pyramid of profiteroles. From Colchester, Alice said her 3D Design and Craft course was “fabulous – it really helped me find my niche which I might not have found at another university”. Her collection is called ‘Half Baked’.
David Gordon, a mature Fine Art Sculpture graduate from Seaford, worked as a plumber and in IT but never drifted far from his love of art. His ‘Arranged Found Objects’ includes ‘Upwardly Mobile’ a life-like baby suspended. He ultimately would like to build his own studio – in his garage.
Liv Thurley has created ‘I liked you better before you were naked on the internet’, an “experience about a being a teenage girl on line and making a virtual world”. The Fine Art Sculpture graduate said: “It could be about me or a virtual personality”.
Bradley Guy, a Fine Art Printmaking graduate from Newcastle, calls his black and white prints ‘Alterverse’, creatures inspired by mythology and sci-fi. The characters are being featured in a cartoon story he’s developed.