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Would you change the world?

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If you could change the world, would you? Most of us have heard the phrase “Be the change you want to see in the world.” It’s not actually a direct quote from Ghandi, but a condensation of six sentences he wrote that was published in 1913. But anyway we digress. The point is, we at UCA are all communicators through our art and media whether we like it or not. Through the mediums we all study we can put any message we want out into the world and potentially reach a huge number of people.

‘HOWL’ CONCEPTUAL ART Mike Thomas Arts & Media Graduate Farnham See more: mykoo.co.uk

Here’s the low-down: Our colour wheel isn’t just pretty, it’s also a navigation tool for the magazine. The wheel is split into 20 segments; each representing an area of creative interest.

Despite how insignificant we may feel sometimes, we change peoples lives every day with our actions.

Pick a subject on the wheel that you are interested in. We predict you’re also interested in the three shades each side of it, too. As you flick through Glue, look for the colours on the page corners. This tells you if the work on the page matches your interests. Or just look at absolutely everything.

Take for example the recent elections which took over every campus at UCA and changed the lives of everyone involved no matter how great or small their contribution. A scientist could make a huge discovery and post mountains of information about it, but it’s the communicators like us at UCA that make everyone see the amazing changes to the world around us.

If you picked up Glue last year, you’ll probably be familiar with how it works (you’re allowed to skip this bit). But if you missed it we explain it here.

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Glue is produced by: Canterbury Editor: Troy Mcnamara Epsom Editor: Dodi Kazma Farnham Editor: Lizy Bending Maidstone Editor: Zoe Washer Rochester Editor: Samantha Wilkins Features Editor: Faye Gentile Chief Sub-Editor: Lisa Adams-May

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Glue is a UCA Students’ Union publication. Although reasonable care has been taken to ensure details are correct, neither the Glue editorial team or UCASU can accept liability for inaccuracies, damages or loss. All images are copyright of the creator and should not be used, sold or exploited in any way without prior written permission. Students submitting to Glue accept that their content may be used in any aspect of Glue, UCASU or UCA presence and a credit will be given. If you feel your copyright has been infringed, please email Andy Squire, UCA Students’ Union Communications & Media Coordinator via asquire.su@ucreative. ac.uk or call 01252 892629. To write to UCA Students’ Union, use the address UCA Students’ Union, Falkner Road, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7DS. Editor-in-Chief: Andy Squire

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Animation graduates receive awards nods Animation graduates receive awards nods

Animation graduates receive awards nods

By Faye Gentile Features Editor

CA graduate Mike Waring was the supervising animator on Tim Burton’s latest blockbuster Frankenweenie, which was nominated for an Oscar and a BAFTA. Mike who graduated in BA (Hons) Animation is more excited about how the audience will react to the film than The Academy’s - “It’s a nice accolade to have films nominated for Oscars and BAFTAs, but for me, it’s more important that people have been to see the film in the cinema and really enjoyed it – that’s what makes the years of hard work all worthwhile.” 04

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Mike isn’t a stranger to having hard work recognised by the big bosses in Hollywood, having previously worked on Fantastic Mr Fox and Corpse Bride. Both nominated for Academy Awards. Despite Frankenweenie being up for an Oscar and BAFTA award, the supervising animator is more excited about the audience’s reaction than The Academy’s. “It’s a nice accolade to have films nominated for Oscars and BAFTAs but for me, it’s more important that people have been to see the film in the cinema and really enjoyed it – that’s what makes the years of hard work all worthwhile.” Fellow UCA alumnus Chris Butler, director and writer for ParaNorman, was in the running at the ceremonies. “After working with him on Corpse Bride so it’s great that he’s nominated,” Mark said. The good news doesn’t end there for Mark, after Tim Burton entrusted him on his new short ‘Captain Sparky v The Flying Saucers’ for the DVD release of Frankenweenie, out now.

Animation graduates receive awards nods

Animation graduates receive awards nods

Credit is due to the course; alongside numerous BAFTA winners, it has produced three Oscar winners in the last 20 years: Daniel Greaves in 1992, Michael Dudok de Wit in 2000 and Suzie Templeton in 2008. Mark adds: “I think the prestige of the course goes ahead of it, so it attracts very talented people. When I was there, I was well aware of that and wasn’t surprised to see half of the second years get poached to work on ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit?’ when the producers realised they had the necessary skills to go straight into the job – I’m sure it’s the same now, which is great.”

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Howl: a new generation of funding By Faye Gentile Features Editor

eople throughout the creative industries are using fundraisers to get dream projects, businesses, and exhibitions started, and the need for new platforms has grown substantially. With websites such as Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and Sponsume constantly promoting new ideas for games, films, and music, crowdfunding is rapidly becoming the key to financial support for artists.

Howl: a new generation of funding

Howl: a new generation of funding

One of the most popular creative mediums that uses crowdfunding is short and independent films. Funding for short films is available through the British Film Institute (formerly the UK Film Council), however there are other ways to gather the money you need. Third year Film Production students have also chosen the route of crowd funding. Howl is a short graduation film with a dark story, revolving around a schoolteacher solving the mystery between a pupil and a stranger with a dark secret. With plenty of misdirection, fear dominates the story. Directed by Jamie Sims, produced by Nina Kastner, and written by Allan Macleod, Howl has raised its essential funds through crowdfunding. 08

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Their fundraising success comes down to the nature of the production. The scale of the production alone may have been underestimated by fellow UCA students, as funds were not raised solely for “the creature”. Issues such as having to accommodate extras, cast of 40+ and crew also impacted the budget.

Envisioning the script coming to life, the team began looking at locations, from the ideal town to where the school should be set, “We were on a constant hunt to find the school which we found in end of November and then began auditioning our actors in December after we got our locations on board.” After finishing the script, locations, and actors, the necessary task of budgeting arose. “We need an estimated budget of £9,000, so far we have raised just under that.” From day one, fundraising has been top of the list having started off with the team of 13 putting in £200 each; it started off small but grew to something much bigger. “We held a fundraising event at our Students’

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Union, sold raffle tickets, and then we discussed how much more we needed, added some more of our funds and then finally we chose to start our Kickstarter page which was successful.” So why out of the many platforms available online did they choose Kickstarter? Having looked at all the major crowdfunding sites, Kickstarter was the preferred choice for a few reasons. Unlike Indiegogo, where you take the money you earned no matter if you reach your target, Kickstarter only allows you to claim your funds if you reach your goal.

Howl: a new generation of funding

Howl: a new generation of funding

Production has been running since September, “We’ve been in pre production for five months and for a short film that’s quite a long time.”

That’s a pretty good incentive. “It’s actually a great challenge and makes you work harder but also for the audience, they know you will only get their money if we make our target.”

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But the success of their page didn’t come easily. The effort put behind this platform to raise their funds was extraordinary. “Luckily, Ben Cowan who was head of our marketing team was constantly advertising the page and keeping it up, making sure people were on board and had visuals and news to view and that really helped.” Although crowdfunding started campaign in December, the team weren’t short of material to show the world a preview of the film. “We were able to tell the world through Kickstarter how far into production we were, how much we had raised and how much we needed now, but regardless of which, we’re going to make this film and we’d love your 12

help” says Jamie. The world certainly received that message, loud and clear. From pledge videos, to concept art, to other donation incentives to give their donors a real feel for the film, the Howl crew utilised what they had to make their campaign give back to those who had donated. When asked about crowdfunding, Nina advises “Start crowdfunding once you’re into production so you have something to show for it and work with rather than right at the beginning when you have little or nothing.” Allan reminds people that, “The effort that is exerted is reflected in how money you get, you have to really have to put in details and thought into your incentives.” >> howlshortfilm.com

Indiegogo, known as the “world’s largest crowdfunding platform” has a flexible payment option scheme, social media and community outreach, and a global exposure method varying on the projects’ “gogo factor”. Recently it has also launched new currencies and languages, giving fundraising access worldwide. >> indiegogo.com

Howl: a new generation of funding

Howl: a new generation of funding

Additionally, Kickstarter is on the lower side of the spectrum when it comes to taking their commission of the funds raised at only 5%.

Since 2009, Kickstarter has had over $450m pledged from more than three million people; over 35,000 projects were funded. Kickstarter says it is “full of ambitious, innovative, and imaginative projects that are brought to life through the direct support of others.” >> kickstarter.com

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PROFILES CREATE. SHARE. INSPIRE. BE INSPIRED. REPEAT.

Katy Negus, a third year CG Arts Animation student sadly and unexpectedly passed away on the 2nd December 2012 in her sleep. We celebrate the passion and enjoyment that she sought in her artwork and animations.

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Katy’s sister Holly is a second year Product Design student at Rochester. She tells of Katy’s personality traits, inspirations and passions, allowing us to remember that Katy loved her studies and was happy.

Her love for monsters, animals and even dinosaurs spread further than just her work and we always have so many exotic pets in the house. Her inspirations came from her imagination but also from animals and the huge fossil collections that we have from many trips of fossil hunting. She loved her work, the course and was always spending time on her creations to make them perfect.”- Holly Negus, Y2 Product Design

CG Arts Animation tutor Phill Gomm posted a tribute to Katy on the course blog shortly after hearing the sad news. “It’s no secret. Katy was a quiet one. She kept her own counsel and found some of the more social aspects of university life challenging. However, to underestimate Katy was a mistake. Indeed, I still remember the sound of collective haws hitting the lecture theatre floor when Katy presented her final image for her year one table vivants brief; this was the moment I knew that when the guy said, ‘It’s the quiet ones you have to watch,’ he was talking about Katy Negus.”Phill Gomm 15

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“Katy and I shared very similar personalities and traits, the only differences were our areas of study. She was naturally quiet but expressed herself in her work, watch out for the quiet ones, eh?


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world and the new cultures, lifestyles and customs in it. Simone has completed two major exhibitions, two exchange programmes and one international competition.

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Simone has a background in Interior Architecture and Design about to graduate with BA (Hons) IAD intending to continue her studies, majoring in Furniture and Product Design.

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00224 Grace Suarez Animation Farnham

Grace Suarez What was your inspiration for this piece? The inspiration for the piece came from the idea and the synopsis for the grad film ‘No Place’ - a story of a man who eventually discovers the evil inner workings of the three biggest corporations that control England in the future. It’s very grounded in the theme of anti - government but at the same time they wanted it to be quite slick and polished, yet dystopian. Did you use any special techniques ? I’m a huge fan of using Adobe Aftereffects and Illustrator. It’s my favourite medium to work with, Illustrator tools are available in Aftereffects which is amazing. I can essentially create puppets and characters in Aftereffects. I picked it all up really quickly and was really inspired by the teachings of Ed Barrett who come here to speak - he’s a brilliant animator. I did advertising and design for two years back in America and I love graphic design, I can literally relax by making logos. What’s next? I’m currently working on my own graduation film ‘Redomancy’ - it’s a film about a nurse that needs to take a patients to the ‘other side’. I’m very passionate about graphic design and concept art and illustrations - I love helping to facilitate stories, I love expanding ideas and stories.

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00225 Zoe Washer Graphic Design / Visual Comm. Maidstone

Zoe Washer Magazine designs example What is the inspiration for your work? My inspiration is modern graphic designers, minimal design and format? Do you have a career in mind for the future? I would like work within logo or poster design. What techniques do you like to use? I enjoy working with layers and diffrent media such as continious line drawing, and combining it with print and photography.

How long did your layouts take? This project was roughly an eight week project and I used InDesign to create it using a lot of grids and structure within my work!

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At the moment I am working on a logo for Kings hill and a defining your teritory project, I have also recently won the student survey poster design competition.

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00226 Directed by Joe Beverley Written by Joe Beverley Produced by Florence Hurley Director of Photography Duncan Trevithick Film Production Farnham

Tell us about ‘No Place’ We started out with a discussion on morality in the economic structure and tried to find a story to back that up with good visuals. It’s about a young man making a big decision in 22

his life, deciding weather to make a personal decision to break a moral code. During that decision, we see it build up to where he is now. It took us 18 days to shoot, which is a really long production.

Which techniques did you use? We were really specific about how we shot it, its very based in memory so we chose to shoot it on a Red Scarlett, which is a fairly small camera so we were

able to use a lot of movement. Movement was a huge part of it, we chose the equipment so we would be able to pull all of that off. Sound also played a huge part in it, In order to get

these transitions into memory, soundscaping really was very important. What was your inspiration? Big inspirations were some short films, that dealt with

memory leading from a conversation between two people that narrates these memories. Also big feature film such as how Vanilla Sky (2001) plays out - you’re never sure what’s real and what’s not. 23

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00227 Grace Honeybul Silversmithing, Goldsmithing & Jewellery Rochester

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What is your inspiration? I was fortunate growing up in London, surrounded by a huge variety of architecture. I love ornate, decorative design. How long did this take to make? It took around two weeks 24

to complete the design as there were several stages and various programs I had to use in order to complete it. The flowers were probably what took the most time as I individually sculpted different flowers on computer software.

What techniques were involved with designing the tablet case? I used Computer Aided Design to create the design. I created the flowers on software which I then imported onto Rhino - an application popular in the 3D design industry.

The rendering enabled helped the design look lifelike. Whilst designing this I had to consider how the piece would be made. What did it mean to you to receive this award? It was a great honour to receive a commendation as it’s very prestigious within the jewellery

industry. The judges included Shaun Leane and Stephen Webster. It’s amazing to think jewellers who have inspired me have seen my designs. What are your future aspirations? I would love to one day have my own studio in London and be

able to design and make. I’ve had the chance to access 3D printers through UCA and want to explore this and perhaps create more collections using this technology. I would also like the chance to collaborate with other designers and makers. 25

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Commended for the smallworkers design section at the Goldsmith Craft and Design Awards


Carma Masson Work synopsis: My work focuses on making fun, interactive and memorable spaces in cities. So many cities today seem to have forgotten about the reason they were built - humans! Through whimsical, colourful

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and playful installations and architecture my work aims to enable people to really experience and connect with their city, rather than just coexist alongside it. Inspiration: My main sources of inspiration are toys and board

games, pop-up and paper craft books, anything japanese or rainbow coloured. Practices I’d love to be employed by: Fat architecture, aoc, studio weave, wemadethat, feix and merlin, or the klassnik corporation. 27

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What is the inspiration for your work? For me a successful project happens when I feel that I am part of the story of my collection. I don’t just have to be involved in it, I have to feel it. Do you have a career in mind for the future? Yes, I would like to run a business and create my own brand, as soon as possible. How long did it take you to create this piece? The construction part was complex since the whole dress is a single piece, except for the front panel. But I absolutely loved doing it. It felt great having a challenging design to resolve through tailoring. It took me about five weeks, starting with the concept on paper, then making calico prototypes and finishing with the final piece. What techniques do you like to use? I love to innovate within the construction process, so any tailoring or pattern cutting technique that I create is satisfying for me. I am not so keen about implementing any “craft” work within my collection. I also feel guilty if I use embellishments. It’s telling me that I’m trying to divert attention from the concept of the design, so I feel like it’s just hiding a lack of ideas. Unless the embellishment is a main idea, but then it has to be amazing, not just beads, trimmings or small ideas, and it’s again too “craft” orientated for my taste. So I prefer to stick with tailoring techniques.

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lighting to emphasise the fact that we use fuel. That idea has now shifted more to aesthetics and the visual aspects so focusing on the architecture.

Did you use any special techniques? I’ve been working with medium format and have been using standard film. Originally I planned to travel to different petrol stations and take one

shot and move on to the next one but I quickly discovered that it wouldn’t be that feasible. I’ve shot around ten shoots and planned to deliver about 80 shots and present them in a book form rather than mount

them. I like to use HDR in digital - it really brings out the details in the image. What’s next? I’d like to stick to working with landscape, it’s my preferred

type of photography. My work will be featured at the UCA degree show - ‘Folka’ in May. 00230 Dan Parratt Photography Farnham

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What was your inspiration for this piece? I was really inspired by Maxence B. Cardon, I was originally basing my work on his imagery. I used the theme of consumption and was going to use the idea of


Holly Negus What is your inspiration? I gain most of my inspiration from nature but for this product, my inspiration came from my past experiences with asthma. Do you have a career in mind for the future? I would love to be able to have my own design studio and to work part time teaching at degree level to pass on the knowledge and experience to future designers as we all know how difficult it is for students to get into the creative field. How long did this piece take to make? As simple as it looks, the design process took 9 weeks as a lot of it was researching the user, sketching ideas and plenty of test prototypes. The final product itself only took a few hours. What techniques do you like to use? I like to get hands on as much as I can. After doing a few sketch ideas, I work with a 3D model, whether it’s using paper, card or foam, has many advantages over just a 2D drawing. What are you working on at the moment? I’m currently working with sand casting metal to be part of a bird table for outdoors but with a more contemporary twist rather than the traditional style. 00231 Holly Negus Product Design Rochester

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Showing your colours By Faye Gentile, Features Editor and Joe Traynor

ver 1,200 students voted in UCA Students’ Union’s elections this year - a record 19% turnout and a 54% increase on last year. Campuses were buzzing with the talk of elections. As campaigns were taking place by people running for Campus Officer to NUS Delegate, students from all years stopped to talk to candidates about their manifestos and what they were standing for - from homemade cupcakes to playing vintage records and balloons. With some unions at larger universities settling for just 10% of their students we began to question if students were really that bothered about politics? Is there an element apathy the campus that we aren’t aware of, has it been recognised?

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Showing your colours

“The best thing you can do is get involved” says Steve Martin, currently Farnham’s Campus Officer. “There is a degree of apathy on campuses, I think this stems from how we’re introduced to politics in further education.”

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CREATIVE FACING THE OPINIONS CHALLENGE “I think the new generation of students are The vital step in eradicating the apathy

mind set, not always but sometimes. That it could become somewhat irrelevant to the individual. “There are only mostly part time roles in student politics and you don’t see any direct impact bar organising entertainment and clubs & societies.”

politics, but this isn’t just about students at UCA. For bigger universities with more positions available, the number of students interested will rise, but only marginally and this interest might not be strictly politically inclined.

now more likely to want to get involved because of how much they are paying. The current and next first years will have a very different focus from previous students” says Steve.

In essence that is the first exposure we receive, from running as class representative to chair of a society - the politics could be misconstrued as an overblown popularity contest and with that the issue relevant to the individual students can get lost in transition. Scott Cannie, the CEO of UCA Student’s Union sees it like so “I think it mostly can come down to the relevancy to a student as an individual, most, depending on the course and subject - they will usually focus on a certain issue” but these issues might not necessarily be unique.

Looking at the even bigger picture (not just in university) - only 44% 18-25 year olds (the average student age range) voted in the General Elections in 2010 - around 20% lower than all voters. But these elections were of importance, from that election we saw the Liberal Democrats back track on their promise and tuition fees rocketed.

But a positive aspect of being creative and involving yourself in politics isn’t restricted to a fun campaign, but we’re naturally going to be opinionated - unlike studying subjects like science, mathematics or history where the answers will always be in black and white, studying a creative subjects will mean that students are more likely to be active and more sensitive towards issues than a student from a non creative subject.

is becoming relevant to students. “Our job is to enrich and improve the lives of the students at UCA” says Scott, by being accessible to students - communication is key. Steve adds, “A lot of people in the past link it to what they can tangibly see of the union, if we’re buried away in an office somewhere they don’t think we exist.” The 2013 election at UCA was introduced to the students with the clever and very colourful origami animals. “Enabling students to get involved is an important part of elections” says Scott, “the very essence of the origami animals was a successful way to both educate and engage the creativity in students.”

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POLITICS THE BIGGER OF SOCIETY PICTURE By virtue, you sometimes left self involved So there appears to be a disinterest in


United Colours of Creativity Benetton’s flagship stores in London and Milan have been displaying videos from students studying at UCA as part of an ongoing collaboration between the brand and the university.

Third-year Graphic Communication student Jeremy Debattista created a Valentine’s Day display that was shown on the stores’ intelligent digital windows in February.

Benetton’s communication research centre, Fabrica, has invited several universities and their students to take part in their Live Windows project which shows work from students on the display screens on the front windows.

Jeremy said: “I would never have imagined I would have come this far, let alone be displayed by something as big as the United Colours of Benetton, I’m very honoured to be chosen and it is one of the proudest moments of my life.”

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The relationship between Benetton and UCA has produced a number of students successfully having their work exhibited at the front of the stores.

course leader, said: “It is further evidence that today’s graphic communicators need to work across time-based media as well as the printed or still image. This project is all about telling a story in a strong, Also successful was Zoe Johnson for visual way and Jeremy understood this her International Mother Language extremely well. Day video, which was endorsed by the United Nations, alongside Chloe Ozwell “It’s crucial that students get real-world and Joanna Duke. briefs with major clients and they don’t come much bigger then Benetton.” Craig Burston, Graphic Communication >> livewindow.it

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United Colours of Creativity

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UCA shines at ‘Jewellery Oscars’

“These awards are a fantastic opportunity for our students”

By Laurie Stark

Freeman and Sarah Hooker all earning Gold Awards for their professional endeavours. Graduate Emma Perry presented the attending royal patron, Her Royal Highness Princess Michael of Kent, with a bouquet of flowers on The event, arranged by the Goldsmith’s behalf of all attending. Design and Craft Council, is often referred to as the “Jewelery Oscars”, Silver awards were granted to Naomi and UCA have taken home the College Nevill, Alma Geller, and Kyosun Jung Trophy almost every single year since across several categories, with Adam its inception. This year, students at McLaren, Gemma Main, and Grace Rochester from UCA’s Silversmithing, Honeybul taking home commendations Goldsmithing, and Jewellery courses for their work. took home four separate awards for their efforts, and UCA itself scored twice Subject leader, Robert Birch, said: “This as many points as the university in year’s results were personally very second place. gratifying. These awards are a fantastic opportunity for our students to receive Mafalda Manteigas, 20, studied at UCA recognition at the highest level but even as part of an exchange programme, those who did not win a prize will have and took away a Gold Award for Fine gained a great deal from being exhibited Jewellery. She had this to say about her in the Council’s highly prestigious win: “I’m extremely grateful and happy exhibition”. to receive this recognition. Winning has encouraged me to continue designing The Goldsmith’s Craft and Design jewellery and to be bold in my inspiration Council, founded in 1908, seeks to reward and designs for pieces. This was my first and encourage those pursuing crafts go at designing jewellery rather than such as silversmithing, goldsmithing, general Product Design which I study in and jewellery. Lisbon. I think it’s certainly time to come back to England and make some more Birch went on to say “We are all jewellery.” delighted to win the College Trophy for the twentieth year and keep UCA’s Graduates also returned to represent enviable record going”. This is the 20th their respective courses, with Richard time in 21 years UCA has taken the Gamester, Sanni Falkenberg, Victoria College Trophy award.

UCA shines at ‘Jewellery Oscars’

UCA shines at ‘Jewellery Oscars’

UCA students have again claimed a top award from the prestigious Craftmanship and Design Awards, marking the twentieth win in almost as many years.

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“A is For...”

By Lizy Bending Farnham Campus Editor

“A is for...”

Jason Oddy’s exhibition dealt with two very different ideas, combining them in a way that he continues to explore; stretching from the somewhat uncanny and breaking completely new ground. The photographs that welcomed you into the space are a series of contemplative images that encapsulate an aura of comfort, despite many viewers not having experienced the viewpoints Oddy chose. Consisting of areas inside of the Pentagon, Soviet Sanatoria and UN Headquarters, they embody such a familiarity that it is as if you had seen the inside of the building before. The first-hand perspective Oddy chose makes you 42

But despite how inviting the images seem, you are ever aware of the uniformity connoted with these buildings. Viewers are left with the sensation of both belonging and being an outsider. The other half of the exhibition was constructed from images captured in a residency in Algiers, where the connotations of uniformity previously mentioned were ever present. The images Oddy collated from this trip captured the stillness of each space, and radiated feelings of exclusion and intrusion. Oddy was searching for liberation and investigating successful social and political possibilities. This was where his vibrant and somewhat controversial aesthetics became apparent.

At the back of the gallery, divided by a giant floating cube, was a series of images created from his Algerian residency explicitly playing homage to Piet Mondrian. In his press release he stated that it was inspired by the “spatial utopia” that Mondrian believed architecture could bring about. Mondrian saw the world differently and, in his time, was trying to reflect what he saw in a completely radical and contemporary way. The dynamics Oddy has brought to his images encapsulates this way of seeing and, due to their subject matter and location of capture, they connote many different aspects of freedom and liberation. Another element brought into play by these images was colour; Mondrian focused his pivotal works by using primary colours and white. Oddy, however, created a colourful clash of the past and the present with his own interpretation of this, using red, green, and white (the colours of the Algerian flag) to entwine the concepts together. The focal point of the exhibition was the floating cube in the centre of the space. It both contrasted with and complimented the projections of

spherical buildings; the disparity was obvious between the sharp linear edges and angles of the cube against the smooth, curving lines of the buildings. The two opposites using the simple whiteness and space available, and the opportunity such space has to be, or become anything, worked exceedingly well with Oddy’s vision of architecture that has no limits. Like a song that has no beginning and no end, the exhibition seemed to flawlessly condense a liberation, “transcending [their] own limits.” 43

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feel as if you are physically inside the images and the spaces in the empty rooms stare back at you. The complemented aspects of power and history, in the sense of both the actual architecture and awareness of the actions taken in them, leaves you completely emerged, which Oddy makes clear is the desired effect in saying it’s an “immersion into places you would not normally see.”


By Dodi Kazma Epsom Campus Editor

“It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.”

This information will help build the collaborative student-led Creative Enterprise Society.

When it comes to making your way in creative industries, there’s much The main purpose of the society is to wisdom behind this popular saying. create a network of like-minded people who are interested in freelance, business, With so many competitors for entry- and enterprise, and provides networking level positions and great chances to opportunities across UCA courses and have your work seen by influential campuses for those interested. people, it’s never been more important to network. The society aims to provide support and advice for those who want to set up a UCA BaTH had an introductory launch business, as well as opportunities to event at the Epsom campus in January meet collaborators and to skill-swap with to get feedback on networking and students from UCA and other universities enterprise opportunities. around the country. Some quotes from students: “The knowledge of enterprise is as vital as my creative degree at UCA” “If you are a great artist or designer with amazing work produced, you need some business knowledge and the right people to be able to promote and sell your work!”

This group is dedicated to supporting creative enterprises but needs YOUR support, YOUR input and YOUR time to make it happen! Facebook: UCA_BaTH Twitter: @UCA_BaTH Email: uca.bath@gmail.com

Music Appreciation Society During the last months of 2012, a quiet corner of the Epsom campus was transformed into a bustling hub for music lovers. Bands and musicians travelled far and wide to perform to students, in particular those studying Music Journalism. At the beginning of 2012 a group of Music Journalism students came together to organise a number of gigs for what they called the Music Appreciation Society.The society’s aim was to provide upcoming bands with a place to perform, and budding music journalists a chance to hone their reviewing skills. The first ever gig took place at the end of February and featured the chic sounds of Sheen, and the high energy punk noise of City Dweller. As the year’s end drew nearer, the Music Appreciation Society acquired a small local venue to hold more events. During two and a half months there were eleven fantastic gigs that featured promising young music talent, including Big Fin, Glassbody, Polio, i AM AMiTY, God Damn, Let’s Talk Daggers, Jon Mills, Monty., Entertainment and This Wicked Tongue. The society has big plans for the upcoming months. A gig will be hosted at the university on April 25th, with the lineup announced very soon. The society is also offering discounted ticket prices for LeeFest (12th-14th July) this year; UCA students buying a ticket through the society will get £5 off, so grab yours soon!

The society was put together because so many people love music and students want something to do other than drink in quiet towns. Anyone is welcome to the society, so give it a like on Facebook or follow on Twitter to be involved. If you have any suggestions on how the society can expand, or you want your favourite band to play, please get in contact! http://www.facebook.com/ ucamusicsociety @uca_music ucamusic@hotmail.co.uk

Mega Zine Fayre

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