Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Oliver Cross (BA Photography Third Year) Shows Video at ICA, London

Congratulations Oliver Cross! On 17 March 2017 Drake Music hosted a special event showcasing a series of original commissions as part of its Connect and Collaborate programme working with disabled artists. The event took place at the Institute of Contemporary Art, London. Oliver's video 'Hometown' accompanied a jazz-influenced free form classical piece and was describe by one reviewer as 'beautiful' and 'stunning'. Please the video below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6j6VZCApt1M&feature=youtu.be


REVIEW:
http://disabilityarts.online/magazine/opinion/drake-music-dm-resonate-let-music-play/

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Recent Exhibition by Karen Hutchins (MA PHotography 2016)

Congratulations to MA Photography graduate Karen Hutchins who had her MA projects 'Quantum Leap' and 'A Dancer Dies Twice' where on display at the Town Gate Theatre in Basildon from the end of November to the end of February. A tour of this exhibition to further theatre venues is planned for the future.




A Dancer Dies Twice


A dancer, more than any other human being, dies two deaths; the first, the physical when the powerfully trained body will no longer respond as you wish it would. [...] I only wanted to dance. Without dancing, I wished to die.Martha Graham, Blood Memory, 1991, p238




The life of a dancer is short and emotional; the emotion of leaving the dance is as key as the emotion of living the dance. I wanted to capture the emotion of dying that first death, of receding from life in the spotlight. My intention was to shoot a single frame which illustrated both the blur of balletic movement whilst also reflecting the emotion of leaving a life of dance. I am a photographer of dance and the arts, with particular emphasis on live shows and costume portraiture and enjoy the involvement with dancers at their peak. But I often wonder what happens once that peak recedes, once you are forced, through age or injury, to dance your final piece. What is that emotion as the final curtain falls...as the final dance is over? A dancer dies twice, that first death on stage.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Eaton Portrait Prize 2017 Shortlist

Thank you to everyone who submitted prints to the Eaton Portrait Prize.  Janice McLaren, Head of Education and Events at The Photographers Gallery; Andy Eaton, CSA alumni and instigator of the prize; and academics from the photography department had difficulty selecting ten photographs from the large quantity of high quality images submitted. Congratulations to the 10 shortlisted photographers.

Alex O'Brien

Alex Odaryuk

Inez Mihaldinecz
Anna Kressler

Jac Williams

Jerissa Shotton

Neo Gilder

Ricky Ramsey

Sam Robbins

Sam Shelton

Monday, 13 February 2017

Current and Upcoming Exhibitions by MA Photography Graduate Julie Sleaford

Congratulations to Julie Sleaford (graduated MA Photography 2016) who is currently showing work with fellow ARU MA graduates Eleanor Breeze and Chris Brown (MA Fine Art) at Espresso Library in Cambridge.

Installation shots from Espresso Cafe, 2017
Julie has also been selected, along with Alumni  Stephan Termote from MA Fine Art,  to take part in the prestigious MA & Other Postgraduates Exhibition, a national exhibition of Postgraduate work opening on 20th February at the Atkinson Gallery, Millfield School. Julie will be showing The Rival #2.

The Rival #2 installation shot, Cambridge School of Art MA Graduation Exhibition 2016

Sunday, 4 December 2016

24 Hours Project: 52/48 - Brexit means Brexit




Our first year student had 24 hours to respond to to the following theme: 
Explore through a set of photographs the hopes and fears you have for the UK. 52% of voters wanted to leave the EU, 48% wanted to stay during the Brexit Referendum. The country seems divided and unable to communicate.
This is an abstract theme, but don’t panic. Politics like photography is happening all around us; and this project will give you the opportunity to combine both.
Think about how European Union has impacted on Cambridge, your university experience and your personal life.  Think what maters to you…
In a time where the country is looking for ways forward all voices should be heard and maybe, just maybe the sum of all our pictures makes us all understand the problems and opportunities a bit better.

Emily Bevans

Paul Westhead

Shanna Matthews

Bashir Shaikh
Jonathan Barnett
Shane Gowardun
Laura Ferrier

Phoebe Smith
Lewis Mayo
Estel Hristova

Rhiannon Edmonds


Karen Bennett

Alix Martelet
Samuel Robbins
Leah Sethna Leah


Friday, 25 November 2016

Portraits using Available Light - Year 1


Visiting lecturer Alastair Levy asked the first year students to produce one portrait that captures the personal qualities and unique characteristics of the subject using available light. Here is a small selection of the outstanding images they produced.

Estel Hristova
Sam Robbins
Karen Bennett
Tom Alfuth
Will Hopper
Alex Castro
Kayleigh Ward
Rhiannon Edmonds

Firework Brief - second year project

Second year students were set the task to produce a series of four images about fireworks and bonfire night. They were asked to think beyond popular representations of fireworks and demonstrate their unique visual style. Here is a selection of the excellent work produced.

Charlotte Fraigneau

Charlotte Fraigneau

Charlotte Fraigneau
Ted Alabaster

Ted Alabaster

Ted Alabaster

Steven Mclaren

Steven Mclaren

Kristina Babak

Kristina Babak

Jac Williams

Jac Williams

Inez Mihaldinecz

Inez Mihaldinecz

Alex O'Brien

Alex O'Brien

Alex O'Brien

Alex O'Brien
Jo Randall

Jo Randall

Jo Randall
Natalia Grelewska
Natalia Grelewska

Natalia Grelewska

Natalia Grelewska