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Everyone is putting the final touches to their work in preparation for tomorrow nights ADA 2011 degree show!
The Catwalk shows, previewing the best of this years fashion department collections kick off at 5pm and 8pm in the Johnson Foundation Auditorium and are sponsored by Liverpool One Lifestyled and Andrew Collinge Graduates who are kindly providing hair and make up for the evening.
Architecture, on the ground floor, promises to be unmissable this year, with some great projects on display from the 2011 graduating year.
We are looking forward to seeing the fruits of Graphic Design’s Graft Show on the 1st floor as well as catching the best of Product Design and Interior Design on the 2nd floor.
This years Fine Art show, curated by the infamous Lorenzo Fusi, who worked on the Liverpool Biennial, is sure to draw a crowd throughout the evening..
And if you fancy doing a bit more mingling and shaking after the show,come down to the Degree Show after party at Revolution on St Peters Square from 8pm.
If you can’t make tomorrow night, don’t fret, the show continues until the 3rd June and is open every day (excluding Weekends and Bank Holiday Monday) from 10-4pm
Two of the Royal College of Art’s most important collections have been made available to the general public through a new digitisation project which is accessible through the Visual Arts Data Service (VADS).
View the collections online at:
The Record of Student Work is a rare collection, containing over 30,000 slides of student work, which dates back to the 1960s and includes early work by notable College alumni including David Hockney, Tracey Emin, Ridley Scott and Thomas Heatherwick. A comprehensive and unique resource, it provides insight into the early creative processes of some of Britain’s best-known artists and designers, usually captured as they complete their postgraduate studies with installation shots from students’ degree shows.
The nature of the collection – comprised mainly of 35mm slides and usually locked in filing cabinets in the RCA library – has meant that many of these images have never been published. Now however, a three-year scanning project has resulted in over 5,000 of the most notable images from the collection being made publicly available for the first time.
The earliest slides (1960-1978) represent ad hoc attempts by individual departments to record their students’ work. Fashion and Textiles are especially well represented with images of the work of Ossie Clark and Zandra Rhodes among many others. However, from 1979, at the instigation of Christopher Frayling, then Professor of General Studies, Jan Murton, slide curator, and photographer Barry Marsden, the Royal College of Art degree show was comprehensively photographed and catalogued across all departments for the first time. The approach continues to this day, although slides were replaced with digital photography in 2003.
Notable alumni whose work is represented in this selection include: David Hockney, Zandra Rhodes, Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Julien Macdonald, Philip Treacy, Orla Kiely, Harold Offeh and Thomas Heatherwick. These images are a representative sample of the entire collection 1960-2002 and all have been scanned from the original 35mm slides. Senior tutors from each department worked with the Special Collections Manager to identify key students’ work. Once a student was selected, every available slide of their work was digitised to provide a comprehensive picture of their work.
In addition to the Record of Student Work, over a thousand works from the Royal College of Art Collection of Paintings have been digitised and are also being made available through VADS. The Royal College of Art Collection is an invaluable resource of works that represent significant developments in British painting from the middle years of the 20th century to the present. The collection is made up of works donated by Painting graduates and staff. Examples include works by: Edward Bawden, Eric Ravilious, Paul Nash, John Piper, Frank Auerbach, John Minton, Peter Blake, David Hockney, Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Dinos Chapman and Sophie von Hellermann.
Dr Paul Thompson, Rector of the Royal College of Art said:
“These are indeed remarkable resources. Those selected from the Record of Student Work have been chosen not only for their subsequent eminence and reputation, but also for embodying particular trends, or producing especially idiosyncratic or revealing work. In both collections, the works have considerable research value and represent over half a century of work here at the RCA”
Neil Parkinson, Special Collections Manager added:
“The College believes in making the images available as widely as possible on a non-commercial basis for the purposes of learning, teaching and research. The Visual Arts Data Service (VADS), which collates images from the HE sector for educational use, shares this aim, which makes them a natural partner for delivery of our image collections to the widest possible audience.”
Gypsy Modular is interesting ‘tool-less’ self assembly furniture…
Gypsy is a furniture line made of interchangeable modular components. Joints that use pressure and friction to stay together make assembly fast and easy, with no tools and no hardware to lose.
The project is new and is aimed at being funded via the Kickstarter website.
Tip Ton defines the new design standard for the forward-tiltable all-plastic chair: it can be tilted forward from its normal position and will remain stationary at a 9 degree incline.
This forward-slanted sitting position, which has only been available to date from sophisticated office chairs, straightens the pelvis and spine thereby improving circulation through the stomach and back muscles.
Up to four Tip Ton chairs can be stacked on one another and the chair is available in eight different colours. It is made from polypropylene, is extremely durable and 100% recyclable.
Film by Johnny Kelly at Nexus.
Music by Andy and Jez Williams.
French fashion and lifestyle company, Hermes, has launched Prix Émile Hermès, an international competition designed to promote young design professionals at the start of their careers for this year’s theme “Heat, me-heat, re-heat”
Candidates are invited to submit designs for an object, machine, utensil, piece of furniture, architectural concept etc., carefully devised and formulated for a specific, practical function while at the same time proposing a formal, aesthetic concept of the highest quality, whilst embracing some of the Foundation’s core values and causes: a rigorous approach to aesthetic design and functionality, the exploration of new, environmentally friendly production methods, and traditional skills.
Registrations are open until November 30, 2010
Submission of work from December 1, 2010 – February 15, 2011
Please find more information about the price at the foundations website: