BY TYLER PRIOR
WHAT IS BUMF? Mission Statement
BUMF originally started off as a 32 page printed zine consisting of studentsâ€™ work from the Arts University Bournemouth.
This year BUMF has numerous different platforms to feature studentsâ€™ work.
BUMF:Media is a multi-platform brand offering students numerous opportunities to showcase their work. Our aim is to continuously develop current platforms for students, and to create more awareness for the creative abilities at AUB.
BUMF:Media - Our Online Website BUMF:Zine - Our Printed Zine. BUMF:Gallery - Our In-house Gallery
Please visit our website to submit: bumfmedia.co.uk/submit
COVER PHOTO BY JESSICA JOLIFFE
CONTENTS 18 | YASEMIN TOPCAM
8 | LOIS O’HARA
10 | CLAIRE HEDGES
20 | CHRIS BELLIS
11 | CELIA GRENVILLE
21 | DAVINA GILBERT
12 | JESSICA JOLIFFE
22 | PAULINE KORP
14 | ALICE HEWITT
24 | SARAH GOAD
16 | ECE TAN
26 | BUMF:Gallery
17 | LAURA FRANX
28 | ALUMNI
30 | MORE ONLINE AT...
| ALUMNI 4
EDITORS IN CHIEF OSCAR WOODRUFF MEGAN HOOD
EXECUTIVE EDITOR WILL ABLETT
EDITORS RORY JAMES ALICE POMFRET
DESIGN ALICE POMFRET ORNELLA RONDINELLA CLAIRE JELLY
CONTRIBUTORS EWA FERDYNUS ELVAR SIG FELIX SPELLER AMY JENNIFER-PARSLOW BECCA CAIRNS HARRY SHAW YASEMIN TOPCAM TYLER PRIOR LAUREN HOUSEGO
JOAN ALTURO MA ILLUSTRATION
DOODLE ON ME...
LOIS Oâ€™HARA UNDERWATER
Lois Oâ€™Hara is an Illustration student, Underwater is a self initiated project she undertook during the summer. My aim was to create work which reflects the beautiful way in which water moves and I really enjoyed capturing the fluidity of an image in motion. I produced some zines, hand made prints etc... and discovered new ways to develop my mark-making and therefore created new textures & patterns. I find it interesting learning how to convey certain emotions and feelings with design and water / the sea is something that excites me. I also researched how people feel when they are in water, whether calm or scared.. and used this is a starting point. As a keen surfer myself, I thought this project would be very enjoyable, but also challenging. I took videos of ponds / the sea / bath tubs to study the directions in which water can move and what happens when the flow is interrupted. Instagram: @loisohara
BA (HONS) ILLUSTRATION
CLAIRE HEDGES HORRICK
Claire wanted to create a short film for her project, she collaborated with film students to create “Horrick.” I wanted to design and create a character make up based on trolls. This meant life casting my actors head and making moulds of this so that I could sculpt my design. I then moulded the sculpt in fiberglass and created the pieces using silicone. I painted the pieces and individually punched hair using a special needle for eyebrows, into the ears and even punched hair in the nostrils. It was filmed in an abandoned village in Purbeck which is used for military training – this meant that all the buildings were derelict and destroyed. This was the perfect location to film my prosthetic make up.
BA (HONS) MAKE UP
BA (HONS) COSTUME
CELIA GRENVILLE ALADDIN
Over the past year Celia has been collaborating with a French theatre in Lyon for their production of Aladdin. I designed, drafted and created all the 7 costumes and hats for the cast, overcoming many obstacles. The genie is going to be on stilts and Jasmine being played by two actresses and only one costume, which is never an ideal situation for a costume maker. Whilst studying at Uni, I created the costumes in the UK, which was a fun challenge, communicating with what the client wanted. I did make several trips to Lyon, where we discussed the designs and fabrics chosen, and also which version of the story to portray. Facebook: CeliaGcostumesanddesign
JESSICA JOLIFFE REPORTRAGE
Jessicaâ€™s illustrations were inspired by the love of exploring the outside world. The starting point for these was a trip to Paris, where I began drawing from observation and experimenting with diverse materials whilst on location. I started to draw on location almost constantly, my sketchbooks becoming visual diaries. After the Paris trip I decided to draw in places that were more personal to me, such as my home town on the Isle of Wight, Bournemouth and London in order to develop my reportage drawings further. I later developed these drawings into collages, experimenting with colour and texture. Facebook: Jessica Jolliffe Illustrations Instagram: @jessjolliffe_illustration
BA (HONS) ILLUSTRATION
ALICE HEWITT SERIAL VISION POOLE
Alice’s work was influenced by Gorden Cullen an English architect which played a key role in the exploration of urban environment. In his book, Concise Townscape, Cullen uses serial drawings as a method of depicting the setting in front of him at that particular moment in time as “…the even process of travel is illuminated by a series of sudden contrasts and so an impact is made on the eye, bringing the plan to life. (Cullen, 1971, p.17). By walking a specific route through an area and documenting it through drawings and diagrams Cullen sought to highlight and bring emphasis to the subtle changes and differences that make up the environment and create any atmospheres that can be experienced. Poole is the context given for BA (Hons) Architecture’s second year projects and Cullen’s way of analysing a city particularly appealed to me. Poole is an interesting city in that it has vast potential to be great. Whilst the population of Poole has steadily grown, the city has grown with it. However, the very core of the city, the main high street, hospital and various public amenities remain in much the same format as they have for hundreds of years. This has left the layout of the city centre confusing and inefficient. In addition the majority of Poole’s population live in large areas of residential housing on the edges of the city centre leaving the main high streets mostly deserted at night and with very little humanity or sense of community. It is not to be said however that Poole has no positive attributes. The older areas of Poole including the Quay side, St James Church and parts of the high street hold a wealth of historical and architectural beauty. The Sunseeker business gives Poole its somewhat substantial tourist industry that is encouraged further by the Jurassic Coast and Brownsea Island.
It can clearly be seen however that whilst the population has grown and the city has expanded outwards there has been no attempt at town planning or reorganization. The post World War Two prefab houses sprawling into Poole’s suburbs and the industrial oriented zoning that suited the needs of the time no longer suit the needs of the modern day. The high street is left neglected and lifeless and the housing estates the same as “…principle of segregation and zoning goes marching on, with the result that we are in danger of losing the great unities of social living” (Cullen, 1971, pg 76). In a port city that would once have been bustling with life and a sense of community people now live, work and shop in separate areas and the small high street can no longer cater for the needs of the growing population both socially and architecturally. These drawings show my journey from the Dolphin Centre to the Quayside and illustrate the small changes and subtle nuances that give life to the area. Website: alicejhewitt.wix.com
BA (HONS) ARCHITECTURE
VIOLIN TAILPIECES 3D Printed Violin Tailpiece is an experimental design project on the use of computer aided design and 3D printing within instrument making. The main aim was to examine the possibility of making this craft and instruments more accessible to a wider audience whilst trying to explore new materials, design and future sustainability. The tailpiece itself was designed in Solidworks and then digitally sculpted on in Zbrush. A CNC was used to make the wood model whereas materials such as PLA and resin were used to produce the 3D printed tailpieces with promising results. At the moment, the project is still ongoing and it will be fully developed upon in the near future. Website: ecetan.com Twitter: _EceTan
BA (HONS) MODEL MAKING
LAURA FRANX EVOLUTION
Laura created Evolution as her final piece for her foundation course at AUB. Due to the growing and ongoing contamination of the Earth, the future of humanity, as well as that of many other species, is a major concern. My aim was to represent two possible futures for humanity in two concertina strips, alongside with two coloured prints. One where no change was made and humans faced the tragic consequences of their behavior and another where the opposite occurred and humans found a way to live sustainably with nature. These predictions are depicted through individual landscape drawings which are linked through organic patterns, inspired on skin print. The main objective is to raise awareness of the urgent situation which we are in and the power we have to make change. Tumblr: laurafranx Instragram: @Reini_Franx
BA (HONS) ILLUSTRATION
YASEMIN TOPCAM DIGITAL COMPOSITE
We are in an era of technological change where photography as a medium needs to be reconsidered. Working with both contemporary still life and digital manipulation, â€˜Digital Compositeâ€™ is concerned with the relationship between space and technology. Using photo manipulation the work incorporates digital extrusions that aid in challenging the space in which they are held. Influenced by contemporary artist such as Lucas Blalock and Kate Steciw, the work blurs the line between fiction and reality. Website: yasemintopcam.com BA (HONS) PHOTOGRAPHY
CHRIS BELLIS INCARCERATE
Chris undertook this self initiated project to gross people out. Part one of the series is this painting, a concoction of various animal fetuses exploring the relationship between all life on Earth at its most primordial point, the moments before birth.
BA (HONS) VISUAL COMMUNICATION
DAVINA GILBERT SECOND GLANCE
We can all moan. In fact, we are really good at it. But who isn’t? It’s pretty easy. Because at first glance, I see unnecessary suffering and haunting deprivation I see broken connections and fake communications I see lost souls in dark eyes and meaningless goodbyes But you’ve heard it all before. Politics, economists, media lies and hypocrites A lot of which I won’t pretend to understand. It’s enough to know I see fear and confusion in so many faces. But at second glance, I see rising hills and breathing sunsets Misty mornings and sensational stars I see beautiful people and eternal connections Energies, realities, and powerful vibrations I see genuine “how are you’s?” and rising realisations I see conscious freedoms and everyday manifestations I see eternal love, unbreakable and connected A hope that one day mother Gaia won’t need to be protected Real people, real moments, real spiritual beings Positive thought forms turning into universal healing. And it still undeniably baffles me That most people don’t even realise it exists. Not everyone agrees but this is our next evolution. I believe we are part of a spiritual revolution. I see it growing before my very eyes. I feel it spreading around my heart.
I hear it in voices of new found excitement Of those who realise they are taking part. You can give me facts and figures About rising crime, deeper debts and shallow leaders. But the simple truth is, If everyone just believed that we can manifest a conscious tomorrow Then there would be no one left to make it fail. So why wouldn’t I believe? It is one step closer. BA (HONS) CREATIVE EVENTS MANAGEMENT
PAULINE KORP OMIAGI
Pauline was set the brief to brand a national product from a chosen country, keeping in mind the country’s style, design and being. Pauline chose Japan and their lunch-box art. Although, my research noted that the people are not very disturbed about the government not hearing their voice, as they have their job and the government has theirs. They all live in their own compartments, not sticking their nose into someone else’s business, but together they make a whole. I would say a very efficient whole, as the country is very clean, second richest country on the earth and very comfortable to live in. Lunch-box art is also everybody’s art, as mothers show their skill every morning to design and create the most beautiful lunch-boxes for their children. It also shows the attention to beauty and detail, that Japanese are known for, as the Japanese lunch-boxes are usually very beautiful and decorated with small tiny details, although, lets not be mistaken, the design the Japanese are known for is very clean, stylish and neat.
Therefore, I created this brand Omiagi, which is all about the alternative uses of the very popular lunch-box, and structuring everything – even your life! I crafted these 3 simple boxes with 3 types of handles, which symbolise the things Japan is known for – their architecture (Japanese roof), they obsession with cats starting with hello kitty and ending with their dress-code (cat ears) and the third one symbolises Geisha’s, delicacy and love for the nature (Geisha’s fan). The patterns, therefore, symbolise accordingly, mountains and landscape, thread balls and nature, flowers, delicacy. Behance: behance.net/paulinemk Instagram: @pmk.design
BA (HONS) VISUAL COMMUNICATION
SARAH GOAD PARARDISE FOUND
Paradise Found is a documentary project exploring the swinging community of Bournemouth that meet at the Paradise Health Spa. Paradise offers a safe, fun and relaxing place for Swingers to meet, and it is one of the few Swinging clubs left in the South. The project explores the day to day goings of the club and the people that visit and meet there. It shows the scene in an open and honest way, opposing the traditional misconceptions that shroud the scene. Society can often have an immature and narrow minded view on alternative sexualities and sexual lives, the idea of this project was to open up a very private scene to the viewer, that their initials views on were shadowed by myth and media spins. The photographic work also has an accompanying text piece of interviews conducted with both couples and singles that explores the questions that many have on the scene. BA (HONS) COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY
BUMF:Gallery The new BUMF:Gallery has had a successful first term. The opening shows coincided with the Bournemouth Emerging Arts Fringe, bringing audiences from outside the University and into the new gallery. Since then, we have shown several exhibitions which have been organised by students from the Arts University. AUBSU Feminism Society kick-started the show with their contemporary and challenging exhibition - exploring feminist issues through moving image, painting, illustration and photography. The private view was a huge success and the show proved to be very popular with students and the public alike; a great opening exhibition for the start of the BUMF:Gallery! The next show was (Hons)laught, another BEAF exhibition, run by third year BA Photography student Leo Gauvain. The show consisted of Illustration students alongside four BA Photography students who used techniques such as scanning, photo-manipulation and moving image. Making full use of the gallery spaces hanging mechanism, (Hons)laught showed what is possible to do when curating the space.
Award-winning BA Photography alumna, Kiran Tasneem, orchestrated the exhibition â€˜Identityâ€™. Her work was accompanied by a moving image work by MA Fine Art student Holly Hennessy as well as photographic works. The work revolved around the theme of identity and each artist responded with their own unique interpretation with works concerned with a mixture of themes, including religion, mental health as well as the digital age we live in. The last exhibition of the term was AUBSU Life Drawing Society, run by Chris Bryant. The simple sketches showed the human form in an uncompromisable fashion. BUMF:Gallery exhibition space has facilities to show all manners of work.
YASEMIN TOPCAM GALLERY CO-ORDINATOR
If you wish to show your work in a solo or group show submit here: bumfmedia.co.uk/gallery
PHOTOGRAPHS BY FELIX SPELLER
JOANNE BANKS ABLE NOT DISABLED
Able, Not Disabled is a portrait series featuring physically disabled individuals with the aim to challenge the perceptions of disability and the norms of fashion. The subjects range from ex-military to those facing illness. Inspired by the London 2012 Paralympics, all four physically disabled subjects were chosen because of their participation in sport; consequently they have been styled in fashionable sportswear by stylists Annabel Lucey and Laura Haines. All three men attend the same Wheelchair Rugby club and the woman is a keen swimmer and gymgoer. Rather than treating disability as the sole identity of a person and as an issue that demands sympathy, the portraits purposely do not emphasise this aspect. Instead, the fuse of fashion and portraiture creates a contemporary and authentic portrayal with the disability a subtle part of the individual, instead of being an abnormal element that takes over the image, in order to encourage the viewer to rethink the meaning of the word disabled whilst breaking the model stereotype. Instagram: @joannebanksphoto Website: www.joannebanks.com
BA (HONS) ALUMNA COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY
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