Archive for the ‘Award’ Category
An Archituectural mini-conference was held in the LJMU Art and Design Academy on Friday 18th February. Students formally Presented their Work on the Healing Haus project to some of the industry’s leading practitioners including Christopher Shaw, Director of MAAP Architects and John Doyle Financial Director of the NHS TIME Project and Graham Lewis & Mike Fry The Autism Centre of Excellence.Healing Haus is a collaboration that began three years ago between the LJMU postgraduate Architecture course and the Mersey Side Care NHS Trust. The healthcare design module allows students to consider design of buildings for mental health, showcasing their final designs in an annual exhibition, ‘Ladders of Collaboration’ which celebrates work alongside two cutting-edge projects, the TIME project and The Centre of Excellence for Autism.
This year, projects ranged from the idea of developing a coffee shop as a healthy environment for mental by student Anthony Delleur to ‘Lost in Translation’ by Gavin Watts’, which challenges the stigma of the ‘tower’ in mental healthcare whilst moving towards non conventional methods through growth and production in chinese medicines.
The Deutsche Bank Award scheme was launched in 1993 to offer practical and financial support to freelance artists, craftspeople, designers and performers to start a business or conduct a project in the
crucial year after leaving college. The awards recognise entrepreneurship and innovation within graduating arts students
In 2011, Deutsche Bank will make 12 awards of £10,000, one of which will be paid to a single LJMU Architecture graduate/postgraduate student to support the development of an innovative architectural design project/installation or to support the development of a creative practitioner to launch their professional career. Projects/installations could either be linked to the New Liverpool Architectural Festival which will is hoped will become an annual event or possibly a fringe installation in the Liverpool Biennial.
Students BA & PG Diploma students of architecture will be requested to submit proposals by April 2011 and the short-listing will take place in May with the awards ceremony in London in June 2011.
Please contact Ian Wroot for more details:I.Wroot@ljmu.ac.uk
LJMU’s recently launched Shang-Pool Arcadia, in collaboration with the University of Shanghai and involving academics, students and the public has been nominated for a Learning Without Frontiers Award for innovations in Further and Higher Education alongside Oxford University and Emantras, USA.
It is now up to the public to decide the overall award winner, leaving an opportunity to vote for this LJMU project.
The voting page here and the deadline is 4th January 2011.
Peter Appleton, LJMU Reader in Creative Technology Artist and Director of the project explained:
“As the impact of academic research on the public is high on the education agenda at present, this brings out an unexpected collaboration between arts and science academics, students and the public which is effectively using ‘Second Life’ live to share academic knowledge with the community and to impact on regeneration and rebuilding of destroyed cultures.”
The prize, as usual, wasn’t without controversy as claims by the Stuckists art movement claimed the piece to be music and not art.
The event was also hit by the student demonstrations (against university fees) as a 100 students staged a sit-in in the Tate gallery. The winning artist acknowledged their efforts by stating…
“I support the arts against the cuts.”
Following the successful outcome of the first EESC Design ZeroNine award, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is launching the second edition of a competition to create an innovative, sustainable and functional design product with a strong civil society message. The European Commission Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry and CUMULUS are joining forces to communication enhance European institutions involvement in sustainable design practices and innovation.
The winning object will be distributed during 2012/13, European Year of Active Ageing and Intergenerational Solidarity. By this initiative, the EESC is taking on a double challenge: fostering sustainable, innovative, smart and creative design, and investing in sustainable public procurement. promoting a new, social-driven, environmentally-friendly form of communication tools: a promotional gift, with functional and ethical qualities. Anna Maria Darmanin, EESC’s new Vice-President says:
“Europe is a great place to live in! Let’s make sure this becomes a reality for all the citizens of our Europe. The Design Eleven award faces European realities and supports practical and functional ideas for European citizens. In this way it contributes to creating better awareness of the protection of the environment and improvement of the conditions of people living in Europe at the same time.”
Deadline for registration is May 30, 2011. Click here for more information:
History of Art & Museum Studies student, Katrina Shock, is completing her level two Internship on this production and is acquiring multiple
experiences and transferable skills by working with artist, Mark Storor, and producer, Anna Ledgard on the Unity Theatre’s current production, ‘For The Best’.
“The show is going really well, we are now into our fifth day and it is completely sold out for the whole run. The complex working of performance and art installations in the show has opened my eyes to a new concept and it is really very fascinating to be working in. It has given me an insight into arts and health partnerships, an added bonus as it is something I didn’t expect to gain from this internship.”
LJMU Fashion Graduate and designer Michelle Pevie has been named North West Young Designer of the Year 2010. Michelle’s collection wowed the judges at an event in Manchester with all seven unanimously hailing her as the winner. The inspiration for Pevie’s collection was ancient Egypt and outfits were well structured yet elegant in various sandy shades reflecting the region.
Speaking about her win, Michelle said:
“I am absolutely thrilled. The standard of competition was so tough. When my name was called, I was completely stunned.
“It’s every young fashion designer’s dream to have their collections recognised by industry experts. I’m so grateful to have been given this opportunity and that I’m able to launch myself into the fashion arena with this under my belt.
“My course at LJMU helped me a lot, particularly in the final year when we had to design and manufacture a six outfit collection, which certainly prepared me for the time and effort needed to succeed as a fashion designer.
“We were also given opportunities to network with other designers, including attending London Graduate Fashion week, which we had to fundraise for which really helped with things like communication skills. This also led to Liverpool One choosing some of my collection to go on display.”
The competition showcased collections from ten of the North West’s best young designers, whose submissions were whittled down from hundreds of entries, and modelled in a professional catwalk show.
Marketing Manager at Triangle, Michelle Atack, said:
“We are delighted with the success of this year’s Young Designer Of The Year show. This was our fourth year and the quality and creativity of the designs just seems to get better and better each year.”
Current LJMU Fashion student, Alice England was also highly-commended.
To find out more about the winner, Michelle Pevie, please visit www.michellepevie.co.uk
‘Home for Creative Expression’ website community, Tailcast are looking for entries for their “Wittiest Christmas Card” competition. There are prizes worth £1300 to be won, as well as receiving great exposure for your work on their website. Chosen designs also get commission rates for all cards sold. The closing date for entries is the 1st December. Click here for full details of how to enter.
This month sees the launch of “Designers in Residence”, series which aims to promote and foster young design talent within Liverpool. A number of designers will be establishing a studio within the environment of the ADA, interacting with students whilst building their businesses. In November, we are delighted to welcome Matthew Moore as our first designer, who will be exhibiting his work in the ground floor space in during the month. Matt is a graduate of the LJMU Product Design and Digital Modelling course who has established a business, ‘Junk inc’, marketing a range of traditionally inspired modern products varying from a sleek modern lamp to a contemporary wing back chair. Following its first product range at ‘Tent London’ in 2008, ‘Junk Inc’ has received considerable critical acclaim earned a place in the ‘Icon product yearbook 2009′ and attracting a host of international clients . Matt also markets a range of high end T-shirt designs under the ‘modern love’ brand which are currently stocked in prestigious retailer, ‘Liberty of London’.
Matt’s exhibition will show a range of “Origami” lamps The lamp reflects the style of the brand, combining traditional craftsmanship with new technologies to create an iconic piece that is both reflective and forward thinking.
Congratulations to Architecture student Jonathan Woodward who has been awarded the ‘Futurevision 2010’ award for the Category of Future Buildings. The competition is run by the Landscape Institute in association with the Homes and Communities Agency and aims “to promote sustainable communities” finding “ideas for making better places to live, work and play”
Jonathan, who was also a finalist in the ‘Northern Design 2010’ competition, was chosen from thousands of entrants for his innovative sustainable solution. Jonathan is invited to attend a prestigious awards ceremony in the London Barbican centre on the 18th November hosted by Ian McMillan . He will receive category a cash prize of £1,000 as well as an expenses paid four-week placement with leading architecture and interaction design group, Jason Bruges Studio, who sponsored the Future buildings category.
Graphic Arts graduate Will Sweeney’s promo for Birdy Nam Nam’s “The Parachute Ending” has made it through to the final selection for the Guggenheim Museum’s, YouTube Play biennial of creative video. The inaugural event showcases the most innovative online video from around the world and the judges including Stefan Sagmeister, Darren Aronofsky, Takeshi Murakami and Laurie Anderson had their work cut out going through the 23,300 submissions to produce a final selection of just 20.
Exit Through the Gift Shop, the first film by renowned graffiti artist Banksy, became the hottest ticket at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival where it made its world debut. Banksy is a graffiti artist with a global reputation whose work can be seen on walls from post—hurricane New Orleans to the separation barrier on the Palestinian West Bank. Fiercely guarding his anonymity to avoid prosecution, Banksy has so far resisted all attempts to be captured on film. Exit Through the Gift Shop tells the incredible true story of how an eccentric French shop keeper turned documentary maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner with spectacular results. The film contains exclusive footage of Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Invader and many of the worlds most infamous graffiti artists at work, on walls and in interview. As Banksy describes it, Its basically the story of how one man set out to film the un—filmable. And failed
Liverpool Chamber of Commerce are looking for the best piece of public art to have been commissioned by business in Liverpool.
The Liverpool Chamber Arts Award was created to recognise, encourage and reward the business community’s long tradition of arts patronage in the city.
The award will be presented to the Liverpool business or organisation judged to have commissioned the most impressive work of public artwork in Liverpool that has been on display since 2005.
TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design), a nonprofit organisation which hosts events and talks about ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’ and makes them available online, has announced the winner of it’s 2011 prize.
“JR” a 27-year-old French street artist, who works mainly in slums around the world transforming the buildings in poor neighborhoods with huge photographs of the residents, was awarded the $100,000 prize and asked to make…
“one wish big enough to change the world.”
See more examples of his work here.
Well done to Graphic Arts student Kevin Power who has just returned from an inspirational trip funded by the Susan Cotton Travel Scholarship.
The Scholarship, which runs every year, offers a student the opportunity to fund a creative journey of their choice with 5 bursaries offered by the foundation. Kevin chose to travel from Japan through Russia on the Trans-Siberian Express, documenting his experiences through photography.
Kevin took three different cameras with him to get as varied a set of shots as possible to portray the journey. He found the experience “amazing”, capturing hundreds of shots of landscapes, stations and people over the 6000km route. The spectacular shots can be viewed on Kevins Flickr site.
Congratulations to level 2 Architecture student Jonathan Woodward who was awarded Second Prize in the Northern Design Competition recently.
The Competition was developed to raise the profile of design talent in the North, by highlighting opportunities to employers and students. It is a competition that rewards talented students across the north of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland for their work in the creative arts.