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Student artists exhibit their final shows online – in pictures

Student artists exhibit their final shows online – in pictures

Most universities and colleges have cancelled or postponed this year’s final degree shows as a result of Covid-19, to the frustration of art students who have worked toward them for years. Many have turned to virtual exhibitions instead. Here’s a selection of their work

‘The coat was made with latex offcuts’: the student designers making...

‘My boyfriend modelled this on the hottest day of the year’ Saffron Rutter, fashion, Kingston University This is my boyfriend, Fin, photographed in Wimbledon on the hottest day of the year so far – an unfortunate time to be wearing a non-breathable latex coat. My collection explores the relationship between fear and clothing, using sustainable materials.…

From fashion PPE to a pizza box dress: students’ Covid-19 art...

Konrad Jankowiak, fashion, University of NorthamptonMy final collection is influenced by the LGBTQ community, immigrants, people of colour and anyone who experiences hate. I want to show that they shouldn’t be described as different but as extraordinary. My cover illustration was inspired by six of my extraordinary friends: Ieva, Nifemi, Marium, Nazia, Halima and Zazzka.…
Students criticise Royal College of Art’s plan to hold degree show online

Students criticise Royal College of Art’s plan to hold degree show...

The Royal College of Art (RCA) is facing a backlash from thousands of students and artists over the decision to make its graduate show online-only for the first time ever due to the coronavirus pandemic. More than 4,500 people, including Turner Prize-winning artist Mark Leckey, have signed a petition calling on the RCA to suspend…

The ₤50 m lovenest: Kingston’s brand-new library is a location to...

A raucous urban dance extravaganza might not be every librarian’s idea of a welcome backdrop to their bookshelves. But then not every library is conceived like Town House. From the open-plan study floors of this £50m addition to Kingston University, you can look down into a dramatic triple-height performance space and straight across into the…

Why mathematicians simply can’t stop their chalkboards

Another year, another wave of students trampling across autumn leaves, making their way to their first lectures heady with a cocktail of excitement, apprehension and a nasty hangover. But while every year brings new faces, one feature of the academic landscape remains ever-present: the huge, imposing blackboards. Now photographer Jessica Wynne, a professor at the…

Can blind individuals make excellent designers?

Visualise yourself entering a new building. What do you notice first? The answer for most people will probably be the internal structure, the colour of the walls, the light entering through the windows. But stay a little longer and you might start to experience the space differently: you’ll hear sound reverberating, you’ll feel air currents,…
If we do not secure arts education, we’ll lose the next generation of entertainers|David Ruebain

If we do not secure arts education, we’ll lose the next...

The UK has long enjoyed a global reputation as a centre for excellence in the performing arts, both as an exporter of talent and a destination of choice for lovers of culture. We gain a lot emotionally from the industry, which boosts our mental and physical health. But performing arts are also part of the…

Nerve cell Pod: Will Alsop’s intergalactic porcupine of understanding

Thrusting its bristly bottom out into the road, a curious spiny creature has landed in the backstreets of Whitechapel, London. Standing like an intergalactic porcupine, covered with long glowing quills that sway gently in the breeze, it is a startling thing to encounter in this unremarkable corner of hospital buildings and curry houses. This is…

Political, forensic, hi-tech: how ‘research study architecture’ is redefining art

Up a narrow staircase at the labyrinthine Goldsmiths college in London is an airy room where researchers, film-makers, AI experts, investigative journalists and archaeologists pore over computer screens. This is the nerve centre of Forensic Architecture, the research agency that was a strong contender for the 2018 Turner prize (they lost out to Charlotte Prodger)…

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