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The Graduate Show 2016 Catalogue

The full catalogue of student work across the department of Creative Professions and Digital Arts is now available at:


Media & Communications students contribute work to the show from two key final-year courses: Advanced Projects and the Dissertation.

The Graduate Show opens on 15 June 2016, at 7pm all over the Stockwell Street building.


The Contra Innovation Prize

Sophia Evans is our winner of the Contra Innovation Prize for her project, “The Washing Line.” Of her work, Sophia says: “The Washing Line” is a photographic journal centred on the workings of contemporary British homes. It looks at the everyday act of washing clothes and asks how people’s identities are expressed through the way they carry out this task.”

Of Sophia’s project, Ruth Kent, client partner at Contra, says:

Humans emit signs/clues about who they are and how they live their lives in many, many ways. Designers often observe those they are designing for, as a starting point for their design process. In ‘The Washing Line’, Sophia Evans has created a photographic journal – featuring a number of subjects – that brought both of the above statements to mind. By examining the simple act of getting the laundry done, Sophia collects intelligence on their respective identities. The viewer is presented with detailed and varied information on each subject.

Contra were impressed not only with the way in which this project was approached by Sophia, but also with its professional and polished presentation. The images selected by Sophia were all strong. (Additionally, little touches such as the colour of the title text complementing the ‘hero’ colour from each image, did not go unnoticed!). Overall, it was Contra’s observation that this was a project put together by someone ready to make a positive contribution to the creative industries.

We congratulate Sophia on her achievement, and wish her all the best for the future.

Three projects were shortlisted for the prize, and everyone involved had great difficulty deciding on just one entry. The other two projects shortlisted were:

Nicole with projectNicole Fernandez, “The Perfection of Imperfection.”

Nicole’s project investigates “bad” photography, mishaps and mistakes. “Should we throw out a photograph or delete it, just because the lighting in the shot was too dull; it came out blurry; or because the dog magically gained red eyes?”

Of Nicole’s project, Ruth Kent says:

This series of ‘happy accidents’ made me feel nostalgic for the days before digital photography. The ‘hit and miss’ nature of taking snaps, waiting for them to be processed and eagerly opening the wallet of prints, once they’d been collected.
Today, we all edit our photographs so much (manipulation and deletion) that the kinds of snaps in Nicole Fernandez’s piece are increasingly rare.

Oscar with projectOscar Lacey “Disturbing Desolate”

Oscar’s project is a short video that “aims to reproduce a dreamlike state, allowing audiences to consciously experience the common unconscious.”

This short film is clearly the product of a painstaking production process – a real labour of love! I came away with a deep respect for the filmmaking/editing approach. As a viewer, I was swiftly transported to a collection of memories of my own dreamscapes – nightmares especially! The imagery and montage conspired beautifully – leaving me feeling distinctly rattled. A great project.
All the shortlisted works are exhibited at This is Change, the 2015 Degree Show of the Department of Creative Professions and Digital Arts. The Contra Innovation Prize is sponsored by Contra, an award-winning digital agency working across web, design, video, mobile and social media. Projects eligible for the prize come from the course MEDS1146 Advanced Projects, led by David Waterworth and Steve Kennedy. Many thanks to Ruth Kent for taking time out to select the winner and for her comments on the shortlisted works.

Year 2 Student Show: Dark Skies, Bright Ideas

Second year students from across the Department of Creative Professions and Digital Arts took over the studios at Stockwell Street for a springtime exhibition on 15 May.

Titled “Dark Skies, Bright Ideas” the exhibition brought together design, audio and video works from students on the BA Graphic and Digital Design, 3D Digital Design and Animation, BA Digital Arts Practice, BA Media and Communications, BSc Film and TV Production, and BSc Digital Film Production.

The exhibition catalogue is available online at the All Nighter Show website. It was set up by the students and the staff organizers Andrew Hill and Stacey Pitsillides. It features a lot of great student work, including full-length videos, animations, sound works and of course photos of designs ranging from vinyl record sleeves to t-shirts.

IMG_20150515_174740The show was a great success, and we’re looking forward to seeing what our Degree Show on 12 June holds in store.



Internet Week Europe 7-11 November

Internet Week Europe is about to kick off for its second year of workshops, presentations and seminars. Held around central London, mainly in Covent Garden, Soho and Clerkenwell, the focus will be on marketing, digital media, PR, and creative uses of the internet in business. There’s a broad range of events and exhibits, many of which are free or low-cost. The full pass that gets you into the Internet Week HQ at The Hospital Club is £36 with discount.

You can follow @intertnetweek on Twitter, or use the #IWE hashtag.