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Founded in 2012, the Exhibition Research Centre (ERC) at LJMU supports research in all aspects of exhibition studies, including exhibition practice, theory and history. The ERC organises a year-round programme of exhibitions, lectures and other public events aimed at academic and non-academic audiences alike.

LOOK/13 exhibition

Maria Lind lecture

CS Leigh exhibition

CS Leigh performance at Tate Modern

Jacques Charlier exhibition

Alanna Heiss lecture

INTRODUCTION / The Degree Show is a highlight for our students, staff and friends of the School. This year’s show is the fifth to be held in the Art and Design Academy (ADA) since we moved here in 2008. The ADA will stage exhibitions, performances and displays all curated and organised by staff and students from each of the subject areas featured in this year’s show. Our Degree Show is an opportunity for our students to present their final projects and an occasion they have prepared for since the moment they entered university. The show is a celebration of our graduates’ achievements and the culmination of their hard work, dedication and passion for their subject. This year we have extended the show for two-weeks, starting with the private view and continuing until Friday 7 June. While you are in the ADA, you may also want to visit our public exhibition space on the ground floor (Brownlow Hill side), which is now home to the Exhibition Research Centre, devoted to the study of exhibitions, and has so far featured exhibitions by Jacques Charlier and CS Leigh, as well as keynote lectures by Maria Lind and Alana Heiss. The current exhibition forms part of the Look13 Liverpool International Photography Festival and has been curated by colleagues from the School. Everyone at Liverpool School of Art and Design is proud of our graduates; for their achievements while studying and their ambitions for the future. The School’s inimitable and unique heritage is something we are celebrating but the graduates of 2013 and their contemporaries will ensure that the heritage we are building continues to be as inspiring, original and ground-breaking as it was in the 19th Century when the school started life as the Liverpool Mechanics’ Institute. / Professor Juan Cruz, School Director





P 6-7 P 8-9 P 10 P 11 P 12-13 P 14 P 15 P 16-17 P 18 P 19 P 20-21

/ Architecture BA (Hons) / Fashion BA (Hons) / Fine Art BA (Hons) / MA Fine Art / Graphic Arts BA (Hons) / History of Art and Museum Studies BA (Hons) / MRes Art and Design / Interior Design BA (Hons) / Master of Architecture (MArch) / Popular Music Studies BA (Hons) / Product Design BA (Hons)

/ This publication also features the work of the students studying on MA Fine Art, BA (Hons) History of Art and Museum Studies and MRes Art and Design. Although not featured in the Degree Show exhibition, this group of students still have a final body of work which will be acknowledged in this publication.

Supporters of the show / / Andrew Collinge / Cricket Fashion / Delta Taxis / Hatfields Jaguar / Cassie Lomas

/ The Liverpool School of Art and Design would like to thank its supporters for helping to make the show a success, from financial assistance to supporting students with placement opportunities, advice and guidance. Without you, the School would not be able to put on such a great show to celebrate our students’ successes – thank you.

Publication designed by Willoughby Warner Level 5 Graphic Design and Illustration student.





/ The School has launched a new graduate scheme designed to support students who wish to start their own creative practices in the city.

/ Liverpool School of Art and Design’s Exhibition Research Centre has developed a reputation for showing thought-provoking and original exhibitions since its launch in March 2013.

‘Hunting in Packs’ has been established in partnership with LJMU’s Centre for Entrepreneurship and property developer, Urban Splash to help graduates establish innovative and entrepreneurial business models, to maintain a strong, sustainable and competitive creative sector in the region. Following feedback from graduates, students and companies in the creative sector, it is clear that students don’t just want a job following graduation; they would like the opportunity to succeed in a line of work which is relevant to their studies and provides them with a springboard to set up creative practices in their chosen disciplines. Urban Splash is supporting the scheme by agreeing to provide prime Liverpool city centre office space at a peppercorn rate for an initial period of 24 months. The arrangement will provide excellent practical working space in the hub of the city’s creative district – Wood Street, off Bold Street, close to creative organisations such as FACT. Professor Juan Cruz, Director for the Liverpool School of Art and Design commented: “Hunting in Packs will allow us to actively engage a considerable proportion of our graduates in entrepreneurship-related work, not just by teaching them the appropriate skills when they are students, but also by providing a platform from which to launch their businesses beyond graduation.”

UP-PERISCOPE / Students and staff from across the School have launched a new quarterly publication aimed at sharing critical writing on arts and culture across the city and beyond. Periscope is a creative collaboration between a range of disciplines with academics and students working together to write, design and make a limited number of publications which are distributed across Liverpool. The first issue, Periscope #0 contains writing about the Oriel Colwyn art gallery, the Social Condenser, an exhibition at Tate St Ives, and the Object is Dead, a feature analysing whether digital is killing the need for certain physical objects. Periscope is a project of the new Exhibition Research Centre, edited by Dr Antony Hudek, and its illustrations were created by final year Graphic Arts student, Rachel Davey.

ERC kicked off its series of shows with an exhibition of photographs from artist and curator, Jacques Charlier ‘Photographs of Openings’ in March, followed by its second show curated by the maverick American artist and filmmaker, CS Leigh in April. The third show, Blackout is a photographic exhibition as part of Look/13, Liverpool International Photography Festival. The show, which is on till 15 June at the Art and Design Academy, focuses on the work of artists, Danica Dakic, Dominique Hurth, Willem Oorebeek and Aya Ben Ron. According to the show text: ‘Blackout considers the relationship between viewer and (photographic) subject. What is at stake in this relationship, and to what extent do they constitute each other? In BLACKOUT the presence and nature of the subject is brought into question, even to the verge of disappearance.’ Keep up to date with the Exhibition Research Centre, guest lectures and latest shows by visiting the blog /

LIVERPOOL BIENNIAL / Liverpool’s Biennial, one of UK’s must-see arts and cultural events, ran one its most ambitious programmes in 2012, and Liverpool John Moores University played a big part in its delivery. The University’s newly acquired city centre facility, former Royal Mail sorting office on Copperas Hill, became the central hub for the Biennial and played host to two impressive exhibitions, Bloomberg New Contemporaries and City States. Liverpool Biennial was a great opportunity for students to experience and be part of a major international arts festival. The School also has a joint academic appointment with Liverpool Biennial which will look at the role and impact of Biennials around the world, as well as teaching on the School’s Fine Art degrees. As part of Liverpool Biennial, LJMU launched a new creative writing competition linked to the John Moores Painting Prize – the John Moores Critics Award. The purpose of the award is to promote the art of critical writing, ultimately to stimulate discourse about the arts and increase engagement with artists, exhibitions, venues and artistic production. The winner of this year’s prize, Linda Pittwood, went on a three-week exchange to partner institution, Shanghai University’s College of Fine Arts and received a £2,000 cash prize. The winner of the Shanghai leg of the prize was Xu Jie. Look out for Liverpool Biennial when it returns in 2014 /



/ This year’s Architecture show features final projects for undergraduate students (BA Hons, RIBA Level 1) and postgraduate students on the Master of Architecture (MArch, RIBA Level 2 – see page 18).


/ BA (Hons) students are showing five comprehensive design projects (described below), each with its own studio tutor and distinct brief with approximately 10 students in each project group. / Reoccupying the Edge Edges emerge as transitions between this and that, they differentiate through condensation, rarefaction or topography as the end of one thing and the start of something else. The edge in Liverpool is its ‘raison d’être’, the edge as a transition is also a conduit and connection to the new worlds as Liverpool expanded rapidly in the 18th and 19th centuries as a response to the volume of trade and migration. The twelve miles of trading edge has however become redundant through containerisation, the aim of the project is to propose, develop and test architectural and urban design solutions to appropriately reconnect the city and its inhabitants with the edge. / Kino Eye Liverpool is an exploration into the world of cinematography in terms of its poetic narrative, its representational role and its technical delivery, served as a precursor towards the exploration of thematic subjects. These observations were widely interpreted by students in order to devise an architectural response, where the programmatic and architectural ambitions were tested on an existing car park site located at the heart of city centre. The site is a potential gateway to Lime Street Station and St George’s Hall. The architectural auteur is invited to bring into perspective a creative conjunction between the still and or moving image of cinematography and architecture. / Social Condenser was a spatial idea based on Soviet Constructivism first articulated by architect Moisei Ginsberg in 1928 after the 1917 Revolution. The Social Condenser sets out to morph and overlay multi-functional social elements of a medical practice, healthy wellbeing facilities, library, digital media, and food markets. The setting and location is an inner-urban place and neighbourhood parallel to an arterial road and adjacent to the 180 year old Catholic Church of St Anthony’s of Cairo. This neighbourhood is physically and socially decimated, all in need of European-scale reconstruction. / Earth Conversations The natural equilibrium of the planet is being profoundly and progressively affected. The design process commenced as a close examination of the student’s personal motivation towards issues threatening the Earth.  A theoretical proposition was provoked, the formulation of architectural ideas, consolidation of a brief and the condition of ‘phenomenal place’ was defined. / The Book Repository Through history, books have become a medium for the transmission of knowledge, the exploration of narrative, an object of beauty, and a record of history, religion and language; the act of reading is both a scholarly undertaking and recreational pastime.  However the evolution of the book is now being challenged; the role of the book as an object is ripe for exploration - it is a lens through which we view our past. The project explored the nature of the book as an individual object (a work of art), the book as a collection, the relationship between the reader and that object, and the nature of research (or searching).

/ Gary Brown / Mark Doyle / Brian Hatton / Philip Lo / Robert MacDonald / Anthony Malone / Gladys Masey / Charlie Smith / Clare Wrigley / Ian Wroot

STUDENTS / / Dimitrios Antoniou / Sarah Aziz / Craig Barlow / Salma Begum / Michael Blackhurst / Alexander Bodman / Alexander Brooke / Kayleigh Creighton / Emily Dutton / Rachel Ebo / Rhydian Eldridge / Amy Evered / Aliya Farjo / Alexandra Gadd / Rhys Gethin / Thomas Glover / Philip Gray / Thomas Grove / Daniel Haigh / Hugh Haran / Andrew Harris / Fatemah Hasan / Jasmine Hayden / Philip Hutton / Craig Jones / Nicholas Kelly / Lucy Kinrade / Daniel Lee / Brandon McKeown / Rakesh Morar / Kurda Mostafa / David Moynihan / James Mullen / David Murphy / Lee Newell / Christopher Norris / Rebecca Nutbrown / Joshua Price / Bernard / Jacob Robertson / Omar Shariff / Jonathon Sharma / Christopher Shaw / Robert Simcox / Mark Slutskiy / James Smith / Dillan Solanki / Scott Stamper / Liam Thomas / Jonathan Tinsley / Tarveen Virdi / Christopher Wells / Ross William Whittle

FASHION / This year’s Fashion students have worked on an exciting range of live projects with organisations such as the English National Ballet Company, Dr Martens and the NHS Liverpool Community Health Service. Students have taken part in competitions for Chloe and FAD and undertaken work placements alongside their core university projects. This involvement in projects has elevated the level of work the students are producing to a very high standard with many students working on placement and internships with fashion designers such as Mc Q and Jonathan Saunders and in the fashion communications industry with the likes of LOOK magazine, Man about Town, THINK Publicity, Kirsty Doyle and Cricket Fashion. Students have also won national competitions, including Matthew O’Brien who has won the award of Britain’s Top Designer 2013. This year’s Degree Show is one of the strongest to date, showcasing students who push the boundaries of Fashion Design and Communication working with a good knowledge of the industries they wish to enter after graduation. Key visiting lecturers this year included, designer and illustrator, David Longshaw and Director of THINK Publicity, Jemma Volp.

FASHION DESIGN PATHWAY / Fashion Design pathway students wrote their own briefs to develop a fashion collection for submission and marking at the end of the year. The students’ themes range from abstract and conceptual to more mainstream and trend-focused. Research underpins the development of student designs and a series of trials and experiments have culminated in six final outfits ready for display during the Degree Show fashion shows and, for some students, a place at Graduate Fashion Week in London.

FASHION COMMUNICATION PATHWAY / Final year Fashion Communication students have worked on their own briefs, selecting to focus on an area within the broad topic of fashion communication. Projects can include trend, branding, marketing, photography, magazine and journalistic themes. research, customer profiling and market-level to form an integral part of the direction for students’ individual projects.


STAFF / / Stuart Borthwick / Joseph Grimes / Hannah Jones / Anne Liddell / Lesley Peacock / Carol Ryder / Margaret Woodley



/ Katie Berry / Anna Bryceland / Alice Cash / Gemma Cramp / Kerry Crone / Katie Davidson / Melissa Dawson / Natasha Dilworth / Jamie Elwood / Abi Fender / Natalia Groom / Melissa Hall / Lottie Harris / Briony Hopper / Agija Jonaityte / Helen Lawson / Shanti Limbu / Katie Maxted / Sara McAvinchey / Shelby Monaghan / Chloe Monteiro / Matthew O’Brien / Nicola O’Prey / Dee Oakden / Dwayne Pinnock / Shaz Rahman / Tom Rowlands / Vicky Rowley / Jonaya Salkeld / Fran Sciambarella / Imogen Stubbs / Sian Thomas / Bethan Tilley / Lois Ventre / Grace Walters / Jasmin Williams / Alex Yale / Tom Yeo

/ Abbie Clarke / Sophie Edwards / Rachel Frandland / Alexandria Gaunt / Emily Green / Eleanor Gregory / Laura Haslegrave / Amy Hunt / Charlotte Huny / Charlotte Hyland / Kelsey Ireland / Olivia Kendrick / Megan Kenney / Harriet Kenworthy / Miranda Lennon / Ryan Martin / Alicja Norwicka / Natalie Olershaw / Laura Page / Sarah Penney / Matthew Pugh / Hollie Quoreenton / Benjamin Sherwood / Rebecca Stratton / Khole Vaughan / Charlotte Williams



/ This year’s cohort of final year Fine Art students have surpassed themselves again. After a rigorous three year programme in which students have all made and exhibited in Liverpool and located their developing practices in real world situations, the students have proved themselves capable of embedding themselves within the cultural fabric of the city and beyond.


The results are clear - a broad range of significant individual art practices have been developed at a highly engaged and professional level. We have a crop of new artists who are now capable of making work across a broad range of media, such as painting, sculpture, film, video, installation and socially-engaged practice. We feel that our graduates are ready for the workplace, and capable of contributing to and positively affecting change wherever they find employment. Above all, they are capable of making art that helps us to imagine ourselves, our world and our futures differently. Throughout their final year, our Fine Art students have been developing individual creative projects of their own within two major modules, ‘Advanced Fine Art Practice’ and ‘Advanced Fine Art Practice and Publication’. Students are expected to undergo and evidence a rigorous process of creative and critical development in their working practice as artists. As well as working individually, students are expected to collaborate in small groups in the curation and display of their work for the Degree Show. Students are also expected to publish a supporting document which evidences the development of their work and contextualises this within a framework of contemporary practice and theory.

/ Peter Appleton / John Byrne / Jagjit Chuhan / Rick Creed / Patricia MacKinnon-Day / Neil Morris / Rosalind Nashashibi / Imogen Stidworthy

STUDENTS / / Annette Bailey / Lucinda Bell-Eyre / Matthew Bretherton / Alice Brocklebank / Jessica Campbell / Peter Charlesworth / Daniel Clifton / Kathy Courtney / Lorna Cunningham / Sophie Dawick / Kayleigh Devlin / Robert Dutton / Tracey Escolme / Jessica Fairclough / Natasha Fewlass / Katie Green / Brian Hackney / Toni-Marie Harrison / Michael Hollywood / Gemma Hulme / Joseph Hulme / Fiona Jennings / Vivien Jones / Rhiannon Kennedy / Eliza Lee-Farrington / Tiarnan Loughran / Miriam McCann / Sarah McCoy / Phillip McKenna / Hannah McLaughlin / Victoria Mesham / Hannah Midgely / Huda Nagi / Joanna Oginska / Liam Peacock / Victoria Pilnikova / Laura Roberts / Joanna Rose / Hannah Rothwell / Ashlea Rowson / Lisa Shaw / Laura Sullivan / Oliver Scott / Rachel Statham / Naomi Taylor / Nicole Tootill / Roderick Thomson / Emily Tudge / Hannah Mae Tyson / Theodore Vass / Amy Walker / Katie Wharton



/ Each year our MA Fine Art provides an opportunity for a small group of students from a diverse range of backgrounds to develop their practice in relation to a global context, all filtered through the rich artistic infrastructure of Liverpool. The programme supports, encourages and challenges students to engage in a culture of rigorous debate, questioning and risk taking.


2013 has been an exciting year for the MA because of a range of new partnerships we have in place. These include relationships with the Grizedale Arts Centre in Cumbria, as well as the Van Abbemuseum in the Netherlands. Students also benefit from our existing relationships with Tate Liverpool, FACT and Liverpool Biennial which have been strengthened through the incorporation of new collaborative academic posts. Our current cohort of MA Fine Art students recently hosted an exhibition of their work at The Royal Standard. The show entitled ‘Tapped’ transformed the bland and lifeless environment of the former BT call centre into an array of interventions consisting of sculpture, video, painting, installations and print – even the toilet cubicles were invaded with mixed media installations. Other projects this year have included a collaboration with the School’s Graphic Arts students as part of Liverpool Biennial, to produce ‘A Manual For Useful Art’. The project is part of an on-going inquiry into the nature of use, use value and useful art produced as part of ‘The Autonomy Project’, in association with Van Abbemuseum, Grizedale Arts and academic partners the Dutch Art Institute, the University of Hildesheim. The Fine Art students worked alongside Graphic Arts students to produce the Manual in collaboration with our partners, the results of which can be seen when the project opens on 23 August 2013 at Whitechapel Gallery in East London.

/ John Byrne / Rick Creed / Rosalind Nashashibi / Imogen Stidworthy

STUDENTS / / Ahmed Abdulqader / Cahal Argue / Elizabeth Johnstone / Jan Stefan Lebar / Clare Ryan / Lucy Somers / Tori Walker



/ Graphic Design and Illustration students are required to complete a portfolio of practical projects over the course of their final year. Typically students are encouraged to develop a rounded portfolio that contains a mix of experimental projects, set briefs often with a live or collaborative element, and at least one personal project. In addition, all students undertake a written research project, design and produce a print along with an online portfolio that presents all the projects they have completed in their final year.


In semester one, students completed a set project that allowed them to explore and experiment with a specific craft or technical process relevant to their particular practice. Options included page layout and publication design, bookmaking and printmaking, typography and digital and motion graphics. One group of students explored using the new studio-based digital duplicator (Risograph) to batch-produce a publication in response to the theme ‘Proclamations, Declarations and Manifestos’. Another group designed typefaces, or systems of letterforms that explored the possibilities of the ‘now’ and what a typeface in the 21st Century could be. Outcomes were presented as part of an exhibition of experimental typeface design by staff, students and graduates of the programme held in the Art and Design Academy’s Public Exhibition Space in December 2012. In addition, a set of live projects were organised by the programme in collaboration with external partners. A team of five graphic design students designed, art directed and produced ‘A Manual For Useful Art’ for the Autonomy Project’s ‘Autonomy School’ that ran as part of Liverpool Biennial in October 2012. Collaborating with students from our MA Fine Art degree, the Dutch Institute’s MA Fine Art and the University of Hildesheim, who all produced written content, drawings, photographs and illustrations, the group produced the manual in a week. 100 copies of a draft edition were published and distributed to attendees of ‘The Mobile Art School’ at the end of the week. Meanwhile, Illustration students produced designs and illustrations to publicise and promote amongst others: Liverpool skateboarding shop Lost Art’s recent relocation to new premises, and the work of the Reader Organisation – a national charity dedicated to bringing about a reading revolution to people of all ages and backgrounds. Students concluded the year developing self-initiated projects centred on their personal interests and their specific career aspirations within graphic design, illustration and the creative industries. Typically these projects were based around a personal interest or a practical project developed from their Graphic Arts Research Project. Themes and projects this year have been many and varied: from the archiving of personal collections, to illustrating ideas of happiness. Reflections on the creative process have also been a preoccupation. And a constant throughout the year group has been the design of authorial publications, often inspired or augmented by the Risograph machine. A further significant creative endeavour has been this year’s Degree Show publication and the necessary fundraising events that accompany it. Centred around table tennis, the fundraising PingPong Parties have developed into audio-visual happenings engaging staff and students from all year groups.

/ Chris Brown / Cecilia Garside / Chris Jackson / Matt Johnson / Ben Jones / Julia Midgley / Ian Mitchell / Mike O’Shaughnessy / Carole Potter / Jim Quail / Chris Rodenhurt / Jon Spencer

STUDENTS / / Chloe Adams / Shahad Badri / Paige Barnes / Reuben Barr / Jurgita Bazyte / Andrew Berry / Sam Brown / Charlotte Brzozowski / Lauren Cavanagh / Michael Cleaver / Harriet Cox / Tom Crowe / Jamie Cuthbert / Rachel Davey / Ian Duke / Carolina Feng / Annabel Flude / Thomas Fowler / Mark Frances / Aaron Givens / Holly Gleave / Sophie Gordon / Sean Harrod / Robert Hartley / Samuel Howard / Sarah Larner / Victoria Ledsom / Matthew Lee / Stirling Mackarel / Callum Mackenzie / Rachel Marley / Brogan Marshall / Ananda Maryon / Niamh Mullan / Sarah O’Loughlin / Sam Peters / Helen Rabbitte / James Riley / Nathan Roach / Lucy Roberts / Thomas Rogers / Linden Saxton / Jennifer Stuttard / Ceri Thomas / Adam Ward / Katie Williams



/ History of Art and Museum Studies students coordinated and participated in a two-day symposium in March 2013 at Tate Liverpool’s Auditorium on the Albert Dock.


This event is designed to engage students in the process of researching a single body of work, to write a paper, devise a live event and to present their work to an audience and answer questions pertaining to their research topic. This year’s symposium, entitled ‘Sign of the Times’ brought together an academic collaboration of complementary papers which represent the impacts of symbols, images and events of the times. The students split into four presenting groups. The first group presented the theme ‘A Momentous Voice’ which examined political issues and actions with papers investigating how politics have effected or been affected by art and the reactions to these changes. The second group examined the theme ‘A Medium – Paper and Ink’ which discussed the many ways that paper and ink have been used a powerful communications tool and how imagery has been utilised, inspired and adapted over time to shape our collective consciousness. The third group presented on the topic ‘A Matter of Life and Death’ which explored fairy tales, a murder story, the medieval obsession with death and today’s avoidance of death. The final topic which closed the symposium focused on the topic ‘A Modern Pilgrimage’ which explored the social and economic factors affecting both artists and arts events. The participants devised a wonderful symposium, developing the accompanying booklet, presenting to the audience and answering some very challenging questions.

/ Professor Colin Fallows / Dr Antony Hudek / Professor Julie Sheldon / Dr Emma Roberts

STUDENTS / / Ceri Bowring / Kayleigh Dickerson / Lucy Dove / Sarah Fallon / Barbara Field / Verity Hart / Eve Hartley / Mairi Mayfield / Victoria Myles / Louis Palliser-Ames / Isabela da Silva / Elena Skensberg / Caroline Stephens / Keshia Stewart / Beverley Turner

MRES ART AND DESIGN / Every year students on the Master of Research (MRes) in Art and Design present their research at a symposium in the auditorium at Tate Liverpool. This year’s students presented an exceptional and diverse range of topics related to the theme ‘Transition’ to a large audience of fellow students, academics and invited guests.


STAFF / / Professor Colin Fallows / Dr Emma Roberts THESIS MENTORS / / Dr Mat Gregory (UClan) / Dr Antony Hudek / Dr Robert MacDonald / Imogen Stidworthy STUDENTS / / Christine Bithell delivered a paper entitled ‘Deaf Art, Deaf Awareness: A Celebration of Deaf Art’, which introduced the audience to the world of deaf art and the complex relationship that deaf people have with being considered disabled. Christine’s main objective with the research was to promote and improve deaf awareness through discussion of deaf art and deaf artists. / James Craig presented ‘Artistic Purgatory: The Transitional Years in Germany 1925-1933’. He compared and contrasted art works by Kurt Schwitters, John Heartfield, Emil Nolde and Werner Peiner, exploring how these artists were affected by the radical social and political changes underway in Germany during the rise in power of the Nazi Party. / Lizzie Edge presented a paper on the history of architectural exhibitions and analysed the development of the display of architecture through the study of significant exhibitions from the 19th century, most notably the first International Venice Architecture Biennale in 1980. Her paper, ‘Architectural Exhibitions: Historical Development of the Display of Architecture’ concluded that curating architecture had become its own form as it deepens public engagement in architectural practice. / Jennifer Lynch presented ‘Japanese Pleasure: The Art and Lives of Japanese Courtesans and Geisha Pre-1869’. The paper explored the transition of life to art, focusing on geishas and courtesans who lived and worked within and outside of Japan’s notorious pleasure quarters, looking at the impact they had on each other and wider artistic influences of the time. / Eva Petersen presented the paper ‘Chilling Sound in Cinema: Exploring Avant-Garde Sound and Noise as a Suggestive Medium in Hammer Horror Films 1955-1965’. This practice-led study explored the use of avantgarde sound in many famous movies produced by the Hammer Studio. The presentation further explored the sensory effect sounds and music had on the audience by implementing certain compositional techniques.



/ The Degree Show is a celebration of both the variety and depth of our students’ work. The dedication and ambition demonstrated by all the students in reaching this final stage of their undergraduate studies is a great achievement. It may be the end of the student journey but for many the Degree Show heralds the starting point of their design career.


The final major project on display during the Degree Show acts as a conclusion to the Interior Design programme and as such enables all the students to continue in the development of a more personalised direction of study, supporting personal career aspirations. The essential nature of the project is to create a framework within which students can explore and exhibit the knowledge and skills they have accumulated over the duration of their study. The major project is delivered over 18 teaching weeks, including formative assessment points which act as design milestones within the design process.

/ Adele Anderson / Richard Eastwood / Martin Gee / Caspar Jones / Anthony Malone / Lori Shelbourne / Jon Spruce / Jeanette Tunstall / Clare Wrigley

STUDENTS / To facilitate the range of potential individual responses, three separate site locations were established for students to select from: / Copperas Hill former sorting office recently purchased by LJMU / The Florence Institute Grade II listed Victorian building near Sefton Park / The Elevator Studios, a 19th Century warehouse building based in the Baltic Triangle area of the city The variety of spatial formats within the three sites lend generous structure for students to continue and deepen their involvement with particular types of space which incorporate a number of functions, including collaborative work spaces, accommodation, leisure, exhibition and retail spaces for a diverse range of clients. Each of these sites provided students with differing design parameters to consider, while creatively exploring opportunities for redevelopment.

/ Raeesa Ahmed / Jade Beesley / Rachel Black / Cynthia Brown / Alan Brunt / Michaela Carson / Sara Collister / Sarah Conroy / Natalie Farrington / Ashley Fortune / Glynn Griffiths / Rachel Hodson / Lauren Kitchen / Rachael Mallett / Treasa McElroy / Natalie McNamara / Laura Morgan / Sam Morris / Kim Morrison / Hannah Murphy / Furaha Mussanzi / Aliki Panteli / Cirin Roberts / Laura Roberts / Hannah Ryan / Rebecca Vowles / Jenny Wolstenholme



/ The final year MArch students looked at the potential of a series of specific locations along the Manchester Ship Canal, including Eastham, Runcorn, Stockton Heath, Eccles and Salford Quays. The work along the Manchester Ship Canal, running from Salford Quays to Eastham, takes as its framework the Peel Ports 20 year masterplan for the expansion of the canal as a critical component of the regional transport infrastructure. The projects based in North Liverpool are exploring the possibilities for selective interventions to arrest the long term social, economic and physical decline of the area.


The work presented at the Degree Show is a sample of the group masterplan and individual building design proposals. Projects ranged in scale from the comprehensive redevelopment of Trafford Park as a high density ‘new town’ for 40,000 people through to a series of transient ‘situationist’ installations in the suburban fabric of Eccles.


PROJECTIONS / Liverpool School of Art and Design recently hosted ‘Projections’, an event which showcased forward thinking urban strategies for the region through an exhibition of work from MArch students and a lecture from Professor Michael Parkinson, Director of the LJMU European Institute for Urban Affairs. The exhibition of studio work featured samples of the masterplans produced by Level 5 and 6 students, manifested through their physical models, supported by data projections of analysis and background research. Projects ranged in scale from the comprehensive redevelopment of Trafford Park as a high density ‘new town’ for 40,000 people through to a series of transient Situationist installations in the suburban fabric of Eccles. Ian Wroot, Architecture programme leader said: “The exhibition illustrated how we creatively engage with collaborative partners exploring a variety of urban issues and development opportunities within the region.” Professor Michael Parkinson’s presentation was titled: ‘Why invest beyond the Capital?’ This linked to his recently published report, ‘Second Tier Cities in Europe: Why Invest beyond the Capitals in an Age of Austerity?’ where he called on the Government to invest more in the UK’s second tier cities in order to boost the UK’s economic performance.

/ Mark Doyle / Jamie Scott / Dominic Wilkinson / Ian Wroot

/ Jennifer Anderson / Rachel Ashcroft / Iminder Bhogal / Danielle Booth / Bradley Burrow / Elizabeth Butterworth / John Carney / Janine Cudden / Ryan Cuthbertson / Mark Flynn / Robbie Gibson / Kelly Gormley / Aidan Grehan / Keith Hannigan / Lindsey Hayes / Gareth Horton / Andrew Jones / Shane Kavanagh / Anna Kealey / Henry Keck / Jade Ledwidge / Matthew Lewis / Thomas Lonsdale / David Lovell / Louise McKennall / Lyndsay Morton / Kimberley Mountford / Antony O’Meara / Charlotte Phillips / Ciaran Quigley / Liam Sidwell / Ashley Taylor / William Toner / Catherine Traynor



/ BA (Hons) Popular Music Studies involves the study of popular music texts within cultural, social, political and economic contexts. Many students on the programme are also songwriters, performers and producers in a range of diverse settings. This Degree Show exhibition, titled ‘Analogue and Digital’ contains a small sample of work completed by Level 6 students and demonstrates what happens when the art world and popular music collide.


The programme team for Popular Music Studies are very proud of the work of their students. Whether it be completing ethnographic fieldwork studies, researching the role of music within the lives of local communities, delivering woodwind classes in schools, DJing in nightclubs, or managing the tours of local bands, our students are fully embedded within the cultures and economies in which they work.

/ Dr Danijela Bogdanovic / Dr Stuart Borthwick / Alex Germains / Dave Monks / Dr Ron Moy / Dr Simone Krüger

STUDENTS / / Harry Chalmers / Lauren Davidson / Daniel Gallagher / Alexandra Milne / Ryan Murphy / Mike Third



/ This year’s Product Design graduates have shown great dedication towards their subject and a great deal of commitment to making their final projects professional and well-rounded pieces of work. For many this may be the end of their studies but it is only the start of a successful and varied design career.


Graduates of Product Design have had to complete a major project, which provides students with the opportunity to explore an area of particular interest within the context of a design project, requiring a close engagement with the design process – in the conception, planning, and execution of a project of their own choice. This project is intended to expand the concept of students synthesising different areas of work in order to show new relationships and to develop their own perspectives within their chosen design concepts. The design solutions presented at this year’s Degree Show exhibition address a broad range of issues such as redefining or improving existing products, highlighting new or emergent issues in society to provide new product opportunities, developing new semantics for user processes and the redefining of user experience.

/ Dr Stephen Bowe / Martin Gee / Sarah Moriarty / Jon Spruce / Jeanette Tunstall

STUDENTS / / Nicholas Almond / Jessica Anderton / Christy Bannerman / Matt Davison / Sean Edgerton / Nick Fagan / Gareth Forster / Shayan Ghassemi / Sean Hatton / Neil Jones / Billy Knowles / Rachel McGlynn / Lea Price / Adam Rowlands / Christian Williams / Jack Woodward

STUDY ART AND DESIGN IN 2014 / Liverpool School of Art and Design offers a broad range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, covering a variety of disciplines all taught under one roof – the fabulous, RIBA award-winning Art and Design Academy in Liverpool city centre. UNDERGRADUATE / Architecture / Fashion / Fine Art / Graphic Design and Illustration / History of Art / Spatial Design POSTGRADUATE / Architecture (Master of Architecture – MArch) / Architecture and Urban Design (by conversion) (MA) / Art and Design (MRes) / Fine Art (MA) – full-time / part-time All courses are taught by dedicated and committed subject specialists who have relevant industry experience, specialist research knowledge or run their own professional practices. Our academics are friendly, approachable and place excellence in teaching and learning at the heart of their work. Students will be expected to take advantage of the University’s fantastic facilities, and the School’s strong collaborative ethos. Students across a range of disciplines enjoy working on joint projects together, many of which receive critical acclaim and make excellent portfolio builders. The School also boasts strong collaborative relationships with local and international arts organisations, in particular Tate Liverpool, Fact and Liverpool Biennial. Many of our students experience the benefits of these close working relationships and receive plenty of opportunities to work on live projects, visit exhibitions and hear guest lecturers from key individuals from each of our partner organisations. Students will also receive the opportunity to work with other organisations, such as local agencies, retailers, arts organisations and manufacturers to build a vital portfolio of professional experience. Liverpool is the perfect place to study art and design, regardless of the discipline. The city and the School have a long and proud heritage in the arts and Liverpool’s vibrant and infectious creative culture makes the city an exciting and inspiring city for you to follow your dreams. To find out more about the courses on offer at the School, visit, email, call 0151 231 5090 or visit us at our open days which are running throughout the year.


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OPEN DAYS 3 JULY, 5 OCT, 30 OCT, 2 NOV 2013

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Liverpool School of Art and Design Degree Show 2013 guide  

The official guide for the School's 2013 degree show featuring names of students graduating in 2013, staff, degree programme guides and news...