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FOUNDATION ART AND DESIGN Final Show 2014

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|INTRODUCTION|..........................................................4 |FINE ART|.....................................................................6 |PHOTOGRAPHY & ANIMATION|..................................56 |ILLUSTRATION|............................................................70 |GRAPHIC DESIGN|......................................................110 |FASHION, TEXTILES & COSTUME|.............................136 |3D DESIGN|.................................................................170


CONTENTS


INTRODUCTION


It gives me tremendous joy and a huge amount of pride to head up the foundation course here at Brookes when you see the work exhibited from the very talented students. We have another extremely successful year with grades beating all our records and the students should be very proud of all they have achieved. Going on now to study at degree level it is time for the students to get serious about their specialisms and do themselves proud by working as hard as they have with us. We hope they will keep their strong work ethic and that desire to be the best. We believe in our students and cannot wait to see how successful they become. Our course would not function without the support and dedication of our strong teaching team and technicians and on behalf of the students I would like to thank everyone involved in making the Brookes Foundation all that it is. It just remains for me to say a huge well done and congratulations to the students for producing outstanding work and putting on an incredible show. We would like to wish you all the very best for your futures and every success in all you do.

Lucy Turner COURSE LEADER

Foundation Art and Design Oxford Brookes Uiversity


FINE ART


THOMAS PARKHOUSE I chose to take a foundation year because I wanted to get into The Ruskin, and they tend to take students who have done a foundation year over those applying straight from school. I always wanted to study fine art and this never changed during the course.

Thomas Parkhouse FINE ART

UCL - The Slade

Very soon after arriving we were introduced to all the different technical areas and my favourite was the printmaking. We were then given the opportunity to sign up for week long projects in the different disciplines, and encouraged to try things we wouldn’t necessarily consider doing normally. I’d never produced any work on computers before so tried out stop motions as well as creating video work with Final Cut Pro. This was a really useful time for trying out new things, and meeting the different tutors. The work we produced in Pathway was essentially self directed, unlike the exploratory stage in which we had to follow briefs. I found being allowed to explore some of my own ideas without restrictions a lot more enjoyable. Not long after ending the exploratory stage we also went on a trip to Tallinn, which


E was great for doing something a bit different and breaking up the year a bit, while there was also some interesting shows to see. As well as producing work, it also had to be mounted for interviews and I found January - March to be my busiest time, involving booking dates and travel for the interviews at courses I applied for, and continually trying to make my work look presentable. On top of producing ‘artwork’ we also wrote two essays over the course of the year, the second of which (a contextual studies essay) gave me time to think about my work and begin to put it into context a bit. Some of the early week long projects and keeping on top of all the things that you wouldn’t consider to be the ‘art’, like writing frequently in a reflective journal and keeping an organised course folder. My project explores the traces of ‘being’ and my personal relationship with my environment, specifically the Ashdown Forest where I grew up. After dredging clay by hand from the forest tracks, I began to use it to sculpt with. My sculptural work is concerned with using a trace of my own body (a cast, an imprint) as a stand-in for my own physical presence, involving the subconscious marks of process (fingerprints, pulled and squeezed clay)

in the finished pieces. I’m interested particularly in negative casts of bodily actions, such as a clench or a squeeze, which I can physically associate with and only allude to bodily presence. The finished pieces look to set up a connection between the body’s physical manifestation and the spiritual aspects of the forest and its natural materials. I will be studying at UCL -The Slade where I will study fine art. Definitely do it, especially at a university like Brookes. You get the opportunity to meet people who will then go onto study at places all over the country (and even abroad in some cases), giving you some extra friends and potentially useful contacts. Also, the obvious gain of getting used to doing art full time will I’m sure prove invaluable when going on to do a degree.


Frederick Davies FINE ART

I paint scenes that are drowsy, or calming, or have a beauty that is purely nocturnal – scenes that only reveal these attributes after nightfall. My search for subjects is aesthetically driven, but my work is not intended to be a direct copy. Even if a perfect copy is achieved it lacks the essence of an actual, physical scene from nature. Instead I do my best to create art that is a parallel in harmony with my subject; art that captures this essence I’m looking for. I love working with watercolour for its softness and fluid composition, and its unpredictable nature as a liquid medium. Oxford Brookes University FINE ART


Aimee Desmond FINE ART

For this project I focused on land art and how rearranging or altering nature makes it more appealing to the eye. I created a series of pieces outside that encompass this theme, using aesthetically pleasing patterns that stood out, showing the extent of my control over nature. My aim was to draw attention to the natural beauty that surrounds us and also to encourage people to appreciate it.

Lancaster University FINE ART www.art-inprogress.blogspot.co.uk

aimee_dez@hotmail.co.uk


Kiah EndelmanMusic FINE ART

My practice involves questioning the importance we place on documentation/ archiving, and the extent to which the presentation of an object or idea alters our opinion of, even our relationship to, it. This piece centres on the idea of archiving Page 3; taking throw away images that are flicked past without great consideration and formalising them, altering, even elevating them. I have carefully researched and collated information on the models of Page 3, and have filed my findings systematically into a kind of archive. I want to question the validity documentation places on ideas and if the archive will give a new sense of importance to the women in the images and even the images themselves. Goldsmiths, University of London FINE ART


Charlotte Gurran FINE ART

For my Final Major Project, I have been studying Hair. Having researched and experimented with hair during this project, I have learnt more about the subject than I knew existed. I have been working in a mixture of media including photography, collage, film and drawing; I have been to hairdressers to collect hair to work with, interviewed my peers about their opinions on hair and even bought wigs. The message which I want to give is that we don’t always appreciate things which play a big role in our lives, until we lose them. I invite you to think about what it is you may take for granted, and take the time now to appreciate it. Lancaster University FINE ART


Alexandra Heason FINE ART

Throughout my Final Major Project I explored the concept of Dependency, represented through Tea. As a society and as individuals we have come to depend on Tea enormously, until it has become a foundation upon which we unnoticeably have built our lives. As part of my development I made myself into a living experiment, giving up Tea entirely for one week then drinking nothing except Tea for another; constantly reviewing and analysing withdrawal symptoms, anger and cravings to discover just how strong my dependency had become. Having conducted thisinvestigation, I wanted to see how far the concept of dependency could be twisted to become a dark and almost sadistic obsession; an addiction. Falmouth University FINE ART www.tumblr.com/blog/bakingblogger


Wilhelmina Hilditch FINE ART

I have looked at the female form for my FMP. I feel society has become numb to the amount of sexual images that are used in advertisement. I’ve done a few paintings bringing these images into a medium where perhaps their subject will be reconsidered. I’ve also used a collage technique on a series of Page 3 models to turn the pornographic images back into appropriate images. Chelsea College of Arts FINE ART BA http://willahilditch.wordpress.com/ foundation-work/


Mariel Kouveli FINE ART

My FMP is about ageing change with time. During my research I looked into ageing of fruit and flowers and linked that to the ageing in humans; then moved on to concentrate solely in the ageing of humans. My final exhibition consists of three gypsum hand casts and two large A1 photographs. The three hands are of my mother, grandmother and me. The two photographs/ collages are both pictures of my grandfather, a younger and an older one, where wrinkles are cut out from the older one and stuck on the younger one, so that years are added and subtracted from the one to the other. Oxford Brookes University FINE ART


Hannah Marshall FINE ART

‘Was it a glimpse – however inadequate – of something real and standing beyond our everyday lives?” The way we perceive an image depends wholly on the placement of the subject within a picture. Composition determines whether the subject takes precedence over the negative space. Yet, the way we perceive an image is determined by our own recognition and individual judgement. Throughout my art foundation I have been drawn towards the deconstruction and construction of imagery. Although, I work intuitively there is a clear correlation and progression in my work. By working directly onto my photographs with mixed media i am deliberately subverting the way we perceive both subject and space. Perhaps this is why i can’t seem to let go of my impulse to manipulate the configuration of a picture. By sectionalising a photo I am urging my viewer to consider the image as a both a semblance of whole and a collage of separate materials. My FMP confronts a disconnection from reality by looking at the abandonment of our consciousness thought process and visual distortion. I am interested in exploring whether we are bound by deep rooted conventions, our perceptions and reason.

Newcastle University ENGLISH LITERATURE http://hmarshall01753.blogspot.co.uk


Sarah

Mcwhinney FINE ART

I have an interest in organic change and natural distortions. Based on the underlying patterns of nature, cells, bacteria and microscopic images, I have come up with visual representations of these existences. My installation is all based around artistic process using etching, printing onto paper and drawings scraped into petri dishes. The petri dish will always be reminiscent of laboratories and school science lessons. It is a symbol for the study and evaluation of growth and change. All of this artwork is in circular form, to mirror the petri dish and provide a symmetry found so often in nature. Glasgow School of Art FINE ART PAINTING AND PRINTMAKING


Lucinda Ralph FINE ART

‘R-Evolution’ is a project depicting the evolution of mankind until the devastating moment that fossil fuels run out, when man faces regression to a primitive lifestyle, hence revolving a full circle. I want my project to bring awareness that we will have to live once again in caves as shelters, with only natural light, materials and tools, if we continue to deplete our resources. My paintings inside reflect this telling the story of mankind and their art from the prehistoric era, into the future when oil has run out. The cave represents our future if we are unwilling to change. Central Saint Martins FINE ART


Lara Robinson FINE ART

These final prints I have produced are the result of my exploration into the lives of strangers. I began my research into the idea of Camouflage and the fact that the lives of strangers are totally hidden to us. I experimented with this idea and decided to make up the lives of two strangers that I had taken photos of. The prints show portraitures of two complete strangers, giving nothing about their lives away. This is apposed to the collages, where I have layered the portraiture over images of activities within the stranger’s lives, giving an indication of what their profession is. This technique of layering emphasises the idea of camouflage, not only are the lives camouflaged but the actual collage is too. Finally the book I have produced shows a series of sketches, mono prints and etchings holding the lives of the two strangers. The aim of this book is to be as though we are opening the story to the stranger’s lives.

Charles Cecil Art Studios Florence PAINTING AND DRAWING


Genevieve Roxburgh FINE ART

Graffiti and Street Art has been a growing fascination of mine, so I decided to pursue this interest in my FMP. I focused on elements within British society because I feel our societal problems are accelerating; also because one of my favourite Street artists - Banksy - is British. Initially I focused on three topics: corrupted authority - especially the police; lack of subcultures within my generation, or the empty and unfulfilling ones we might dabble in; and lastly Consumerism. However, as I got deeper into the project, certain themes or concepts moved back or came forward;I ended up only focusing on two ideas by the time I made the mural. These were not any of the three I originally decided on. The two final concepts I focused on were: Jungle music which is inherently British, linking to Drum and Bass, another British scene which is actually a subculture, and has survived to this day and ever growing stronger. The other idea was an article I responded to in my sketchbook back in the exploratory stage of the project. The prominent Disney figures in the mural are reactions to an exhibition held recently, which was works of Banksy’s which had been torn from their original setting and then sold for vast amounts of money. All of the Disney characters in the mural are displaying negative emotions, thus the reaction to street art/graffiti being removed from where it belongs/it’s natural habitat. The use of the large tropical leaves are reference to the natural habitat element, and also to how graffiti/street art is a form of nature - man has drawn on walls since evolution - and how it will succeed acts of injustice.

Bath Spa FINE ART


Bethany Warnock FINE ART

“Empty space has not only become a dominant feature of the built environment but has also now been introjected into the psychology of the self in modernity. Monumental emptiness has become simply a fact of life, part of our urban condition. Perhaps there is no malaise, no need for a cure. There is only an emotional reality to be confronted emptiness may not be a quality to be feared� -- Herbert Muschamp Goldsmiths University of London FINE ART


Maxim

Wells Gray FINE ART

My project is titled the Rat Race. I wanted to explore routine of everyday life, and the things we have to do to survive and achieve our ideals. My work itself has many influences ranging from ancient Japanese artists such as Hiroshige and Hokusai to contemporary artist, Banksy. My work shows not just observation but also my concepts behind the theme. This shows the impact the rat race has on us as a group of animals. I used a range of media throughout the project ranging from oil paint to laser cut perspex to illustrate different aspects of my concept. University of Edinburgh FINE ART PAINTING


Jessica Zheng FINE ART

My final major project consists of two short films and a sculpture piece. The main art film is a homage of surrealism artist René Magritte. His paintings, The Lovers and The False Mirror, contributed a tremendous role to it. I noticed that the blue sky and clouds is the recurring theme in many of his paintings, so I overlaid the footage throughout my film. Surrealism is the subject that has intrigued me for the duration of my study this year. Sometimes surrealism is called “magical realism,” as such juxtaposition of normally unrelated objects within a seemingly inharmonic context, which I believe might touch the unconscious minds of the viewers by visualising them. YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4R7hEIjrYpw University of Leeds ART AND DESIGN http://jiassica.blogspot.co.uk


Chloe Abrahams FINE ART

We are living in the digital age. We are becoming increasingly dependent on technology and it is becoming a necessity for most of us in the UK to carry around devices that connect us to the internet at all times. This has had a strong impact on the way we communicate with one another; we are lacking a sense of intimacy with other humans as we resort to doing most of our communicating over the internet or on the phone. More often than not, we act differently online to how we would in real life; the internet provides a barrier through which we can feel anonymous and say what we would like to say without it having a direct connection to ourselves. In a virtual conversation we do not have any need to respond instantly as we would in face to face conversations, making the whole situation more comfortable for many people. In Japan, for example, a high percentage of the male population would rather have virtual relationships; one of the reasons their birth rate is decreasing. With new developments in online dating and smartphone applications such as ‘Tinder’ where it is very easy to become connected with strangers, many relationships begin with online communication; however, for people who have a connection in the online world, this connection often does not translate into the real world when they eventually meet. Using this idea, I have developed the concept that humans in the digital age have two personalities: a virtual personality and a real personality.

Central Saint Martins BA (Hons) FINE ART chloeabrahams.com


Gabriela Adach FINE ART

I began my project by creating minimalist surreal collages using images from magazines and my own photographs. Working through different magazines I began to notice a repetitive pattern emerging of images specifically targeted towards either males or females. I set about making gender specific collages using these images. From this point I became interested in the psychology behind gender stereotypes. I took the collages I made featuring either specifically female or male images and began distorting them. The collages were stretched and new creatures and forms were created out of the original collages. I wanted to create gender neutral images that existed originally as gender specific images. My aim was to create surreal drawings that feature ambiguous floating shapes. Goldsmiths University FINE ART AND HISTORY OF ART http://kiahendelmanmusic.co.uk/


Eleanor Beadle FINE ART

This piece depicts the three prominent ways I have dealt with my anxiety in the past. Each circle represents a specific action, which was used to cope with daily, triggering situations as well as symbolising the repetitive cycle that each one had. The first circle shows clusters of the doodles that I constantly drew all over books in school, when I felt overwhelmed by classroom situations. The second is the literal representation of the long walks I would go on every day. The third circle is a graph of the annotated notes within ‘The Kite Runner’, a book I annotated almost obsessively to deal with my worries of failing in school. Falmouth University BA (HONS) FINE ART


Anna BrookeHollidge FINE ART

‘Obsessive Compulsive Minds’ is an installation exploring the emotions and thought processes behind Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. The installation consists of performance art, sculpture and film. Career path: Teaching Assistant


Alice Campbell FINE ART

“Who can tell what the future holds? So, think again, before you part with all your possessions.� I have focussed on two pieces of furniture which belong to my family. They are presented as simplistic painted outlines of the furniture and the objects that they contain; a record of something that has been removed. The stories that are attached to both the furniture and the objects have gradually been lost as they have been passed down through the generations. This will continue to happen until the furniture is forgotten and discarded. My piece aims to preserve some of this information. Chelsea College of Arts FINE ART http://areyoustewingthisteathen. tumblr.com/


Hira Eylul Gedikoglu FINE ART

In my project, I’ve been exploring “borders”. Territory is an important concept in the animal kingdom, to protect oneself from other members of your own species. This is done to reserve resources for your own family, pride or herd. It is one of our most basic instincts. In the political world, the problem of “territory” is solved by war and terrorism. I have looked at the Kurdish- Turkish border in order to investigate the political turmoil in more depth. To see how time has affected the scars of a war caused by the most basic instinct. My sculpture represents the Kurdish land wanting to become independent, and how something so small and fickle as a pile of dirt can cause us to trigger the death of so many. Oxford University FINE ART BFA


Alice Havers FINE ART

Envisaging a Foocha. UtopiaDystopia I have written our future The story stretches untill 2180. I have explained each decade thoroughly, & presented the visuals of each eera via film, installation &audio. I have thought very thoroughly about how we transgress from decade to decade in order that my story is a plausible possibility. The story is of both optimism and pesimism, primarily a reflection uponthe draconian polarization of today’s world-& of the future the potent sabotage of politics the greed of humanity the complications of advanced technology Wimbledon college of Art, UAL FINE ART (PTBM) https://www.flickr.com/photos/1213243/sets/


PHOTOGRAPHY AND ANIMAT


TION


KATY WANG I knew I wanted to pursue a creative degree and career but I was not sure which subject area I wanted to commit myself to, so taking a year to help develop my skills and interests has been an extremely eye-opening experience.

Katy Wang ANIMATION

Kingston University

I originally thought I would specialise in fine art as I took it at A-level and had a few successful final pieces, but I have ended up specialising in illustration/ animation and film. The projects during the exploratory period of the course really helped to develop my illustrative drawing style and I found myself enjoying this new, more relaxed form of ‘doodling’ as opposed to being constantly focused on the importance of the concepts in my work. The foundation year has not only completely changed the way I work but also my artistic tastes and skills. I now have a much clearer idea of the type of work I would like the produce in the future and feel a lot more motivated and excited about studying at degree level.


At the beginning I found it really difficult to settle in and be happy with the work I was producing as I was too busy comparing myself to everyone else. However, I quickly became more confident and was able to take more risks. For a long time I have been interested in feminism and issues surrounding beauty and the portrayal of women in the media, so I wanted to explore it further and contribute my own piece of work towards the discussion. My animation explores the relationship between a teenage girl and the scrutinising eye of the media on female appearance. The media is represented by a ‘friend’ that has the magic power to morph into different objects such as a TV, magazine, or phone. My aim was to bring to attention the powerful yet seemingly harmless and innocent influence the media has on what it teaches young girls about beauty, and that the images and text we consume everyday can have a damaging effect on our wellbeing. I am going on to do Illustration Animation at Kingston University.

At the beginning, relax and don’t be too hard on yourself! It’s easy to feel mediocre because everyone around you is interested in art just as much as you are. Do as best you can in each project you get as even the short one-week projects can be eye-opening experiences and help you clarify where your interests and skills lie. My blog includes posts about projects done on the foundation course: http://www. gawkyant.blogspot.com I’m also on Twitter and Instagram at @ gawkyant


Emily Dunlop PHOTOGRAPHY

For my Final Major Project I wanted to develop my skills on Photoshop. I decided to take my inspiration from Egyptian patterns as I went there on holiday over Easter. After taking my photos, I manipulated them to create a more diverse image which appears distorted. I then produced two patterns from these photos representing an older (this one is darker and has more earthy colours) and a more modern (this is a lot brighter and more colourful) pattern which shows the culture is changing in Egypt. Nottingham Trent PHOTOGRAPHY in Europe


Emily Marshall PHOTOGRAPHY

For final major project I created a lifestyle magazine with four main sections; Home, food, fashion and Travel. The food section consisted of recipes; I picked banana bread and pancakes. For the fashion section I focused on two accessories, a hat and a watch and for the guide section a guide to south beach in Studland, Dorset, with information on the area and beach. I really enjoyed a magazine brief in pathway which led me to make a magazine for FMP. The final piece was printed to look like a normal magazine along with three final prints.


Caroline Papp ANIMATION

My project is a music video to Blur’s song ‘Country House’, in which I have interpreted the lyrics to create my own version of the story, where the band members are omnipresent characters constantly narrating and haunting the ‘country man’. I used animation on top of live action to bring the band to life. Falmouth University ANIMATION AND VISUAL EFFECTS http://pappkarolina.tumblr.com/


Luisa Schleu ANIMATION

My final major project is a music video to the song ‘Climbing Walls’ by Strange Talk. It shows a group of young people whose behaviour is strongly influenced by the media. The video shows their journey towards them breaking free through going back to their childlike behaviour and then finding their own way growing up. It is an exploration into how the media imprints gender stereotypes onto us as we make the transition from children to adults. It is the product of my research into gender theories and modern feminism. Hochschule der Medien, Stuttgart AUDIOVISUAL MEDIA chiaraluisa@hotmail.com


ILLUSTRATION


IMOGEN HARPER

Imogen Harper ILLUSTRATION

Kingston University

I chose to take a foundation year as it was highly recommended by my A level art teachers. As the UCAS application period approached I knew I was not ready to go straight onto a degree course as I had only previously taken Fine Art and had little knowledge or experience of any other possible pathways. In retrospect of the course and having now applied for Illustration, I realise just how beneficial the foundation course is in terms of building a portfolio and gaining confidence and insight into your specialism which make you a more appealing candidate at interview for degree. Illustration was an area I had considered before the course but had never practised. Testing out all the different areas of art and design in the Exploratory Stage was helpful in confirming my interest. The foundation year has been the best year of my education so far


and it’s been beneficial to have a full year focused on making art with like-minded people in a creative environment. The course is intense and quick paced but this helps you get the most out of your year, to produce as much work as possible and learn how to manage your time effectively. My final major project focuses on cosmetic animal testing which still occurs outside of Europe. I made scenes, character and props out of paper and photographed them to create low relief 3D illustrations, which could feature next to a magazine article. As many shocking anti-animal testing

posters already exist I wanted to create something unique and compelling, as opposed to distressing, so I made my characters cute, playful and approachable to juxtapose the sinister concept behind it. Next year I am studying Illustration Animation at Kingston University Whether or not you are decided about which specialism you want to follow, an art foundation will be beneficial to build a portfolio and expand your knowledge. My advice to anyone who studies here is to not be afraid to be experimental and stuck in from the very beginning as you may surprise yourself with the work you produce.


Oliwia Bober ILLUSTRATION

The aim of my FMP was to produce a series of illustrations based on things that I find pleasing, irritating and frustrating. Rather than concentrating on current socio-political issues I wanted to illustrate trivial, everyday situations. As a starting point I looked at Martin Handford’s ‘Where’s Wally?’ illustrations, aiming to show each idea in an obvious, straightforward way. The final images differ from the original intentions, as they’re illustrated in a more metaphorical way. University of Brighton ILLUSTRATION


Millie RawiczSzczerbo ILLUSTRATION

My fmp is a unique unisex skateboarding brand aimed at skaters of all ages with a love of art and unique design. I noticed that the imagery on skateboards tend to be bold and aggressive to convey the speed of the sport. I wanted to show that there’s an alternative to this, which is why I decided to create a few series of hand drawn designs, which take a different approach and focus more on the artwork itself rather then referencing the sport. I took inspiration from three of my favourite childhood stories; Life of Pi, The 12 Labours of Hercules and Alice and Wonderland.

Career Path: Tattoo artist


Alice Belvoir ILLUSTRATION

Since starting the Foundation Course, I have developed an interest in book illustration, and for my Final Major Project I have completed three A1 sheets that illustrate the key scenes, events and characters from J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. These three sheets are made up of smaller illustrations that when viewed, summarise the whole story. I have completed a sheet for The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King. The sheer amount of characters and different places in the book makes it an interesting novel to illustrate and it is one of my favourite books. The style I have used is simplistic, using fine liners and promarkers. Arts University Bournemouth BA (HONS) ILLUSTRATION https://www.flickr.com/photos/92167933@N03/


Eleanor Bonsor ILLUSTRATION

For my Final Major Project I decided I wanted to focus on the subject of Distortion. I researched different ways in which an appearance of distortion can be obtained, and then narrowed down my project to ‘Distortion of Emotions’ with my focus being on the human figure. I decided to do a series of illustrations depicting the Emotions; Angry, Happy and Sad. I started by taking photographs for the purpose of reference and used these to create basic sketches. From these sketches I developed a few ideas for the illustrations until I was happy with the final outcome. University of Bristol ENGLISH


Nina Capes ILLUSTRATION

For my FMP, I designed and illustrated a mock up for a cookbook. This idea stemmed from my recently discovered interest in food illustrations and the fact that I have always enjoyed cooking. The recipes are favourites of mine. Most cookbooks that I have seen show photographs of each dish once it has been cooked. I wanted to bring a new idea to cookbook imagery by producing decorative illustrations that depict the ingredients of each recipe. I designed a front cover, a contents page and I illustrated a selection of recipes. I drew the text by hand, alongside each illustration, presenting each one as a double page spread of a book. Falmouth ILLUSTRATION


Claudia Coleman ILLUSTRATION

I have chosen to base my Final Major Project upon Norse mythology and cosmology. I have looked at different Norse myths and legends and have chosen the three characters which interested me the most, the Goddess Hel, Freyja and Loki. Hel is the goddess of death, she is described as being half human, half blue corpse. Freyja is the goddess of fertility, beauty and love. Loki is a god and a shape shifter, changing from a salmon to a mare or to a woman. He has three children, Hel, the Midgard serpent and Fenrir, the wolf. I wanted to work in black and white and in a detailed way. All the illustrations are done using black and white ink pen in a very detailed way. Bristol University FRENCH AND SPANISH http://claudiacoleman.tumblr.com/


Dominic Culverwell ILLUSTRATION

“200 Years in the Future” is based on an idea I had for a graphic novel. The piece is focused on 3 characters from this futuristic dystopian land where nationalists have come into power, banning anyone from entering or leaving the country. The idea stems from the Edo Period, when Japan was ruled by the Tokugawa shogunate from 1603 to 1868. Effectively the whole country was cut off from the rest of the world, as trade and business with other countries was prohibited. The drawings themselves are influenced by Frank Miller’s novel “Sin City” and anime’s such as Afro Samurai. Arts University Bournemouth ILLUSTRATION BA https://www.facebook.com/ pceart?fref=ts


Elizabeth Fray ILLUSTRATION

My project is a 40 page graphic novel about anxiety and how it can affect your perceptionespecially in a city at night. Sometimes paranoid thoughts are unavoidable, and though they are (almost) always unwarranted, those scratching thoughts always remain. Really, the reason I made this book was to articulate some of my own fear into something easier for me to understand, so in a way it was a pretty selfish project- but in the end, if anybody who reads it can identify in some way with my writing and art, then that would make me really happy. Falmouth University BA(hons)ILLUSTRATION areyouafrayed@gmail.com


Lily

Gascoigne ILLUSTRATION

For my Final Major Project I have produced a series of illustrations based on six classic film quotes; I was initially influenced by literature and film at the beginning of this project, and have therefore produced my final pieces pairing illustration with text. They are hand drawn, and I have digitally added in the background and text to produce a more finished look to the illustrations. I purposefully used a simple technique, producing pen line drawings of six figures. I have taken inspiration from a range of illustrators, including fashion due to their fluid use of line, including E H Shepard, Aubrey Beardsley and many more. University of West of England, Bristol DRAWING AND PRINT


Emma Howes ILLUSTRATION

For my final project I decided to create an illustrated digital book for children. I wanted to make it on the computer so that I could include animations in the narrative, and also because I feel like e-books will become very popular in the future. I wrote a short story for the book that I based on the concept of a future world in which humans fear nature. The result was both a physical copy of the book and a digital copy. I wanted to create a book that was for children but could appeal to older kids as well. Birmingham PSYCOLOGY BSc


Saskia

Martindale ILLUSTRATION

I wanted to create something bright, colourful and quirky so I decided to incorporate illustrating an alphabet and making a merchandising project. Alphabetical animals doing alphabetical activities became the subject of the illustrations, which were then used to create my own wrapping paper, mugs and cotton bags.

University of Brighton ILLUSTRATION http://saskiamartindale.tumblr.com


Ebba Sahlgren ILLUSTRATION

I have been exploring the theme of Botanical Illustration for my Final Major Project. In particular, I have been studying plant life in my local areas of Oxford and Newbury, visiting locations such as the Oxford Botanical Gardens and various National Trust sites. In order to develop my investigations of plant forms, I have created observational drawings, photographs and embossed prints. My final drawings have been influenced by the botanic portraits of Karl Blossfeldt and Franics Ooi, employing a minimalistic composition to capture the detail of the plant structure. University of Brighton ILLUSTRATION


Zoe Slatter ILLUSTRATION

Due to my fascination of exploring Oxford over the year I wanted to base my FMP on the city. I however, didn’t want to create a traditional tourist guide, but instead focus on the ‘quirky’ less publicized places students in Oxford go to, resulting in a guide for students. Carrying out the project led me to new interesting places I didn’t know of before, therefore I hope it encourages new and existing students to explore the city. Working in a reportage style was an important factor, and having Oxford on my door stop worked hand in hand for my project.

Arts University Bournemouth BA(hons) ILLUSTRATION


Laura Sayers ILLUSTRATION

My piece looks at the curiosities of Oxford and illustrates the city in a new way. I find Oxford to be a place that’s full of life and surprises, and I feel that the artwork of the city that is out there at the moment only focuses on the landmarks and ignores the small details which make it such a unique place to be. This city is full of interesting characters, interesting places, and exciting events, and I wanted to express this diversity in my piece. This illustration was party inspired by a project I did recently called ‘Fortnight’ which involved getting to know the city through daily treasure hunt style messages encouraging you to explore your surroundings and meet other strangers with the same mindset. I chose to work completely in paper for this project because I love the clean lines you can achieve and the many ways that you can manipulate it and use it to build up a scene or an object with layers and colour. The collection of objects that I’ve made are a mixture of details that I’ve noticed on my travels and some of my favourite places, and I hope that it encourages people to explore their city and and appreciate what a curious place it is.

The University of Edinburgh ILLUSTRATION laura.sayers888@hotmail.com


Francesca Southon ILLUSTRATION

My project concerns the mathematics of natural form. I have extensively explored reoccurring patterns found in nature, such as concentric circles, which I responded to by experimenting with ink evaporation in paper cones - creating lines reminiscent of tree rings. I have recently progressed to looking at cells and star charts, as both of these portray the fine balance needed to sustain life, only on different scales. These are incorporated into my final piece, which displays the constellations of the Northern and Southern Hemispheres through detailed drawings of cells and looser natural dye experiments reflecting the order and chaos of nature. Camberwell College of Arts BA (HONS) DRAWING https://www.flickr.com/photos/114529213@N07/


Sarah Vines ILLUSTRATION

Freedom is one of the most important things a person possesses, however it is debated as to what this actually constitutes. My project aims to look at autonomy through personality, as I believe one is truly free when they are able to express themselves to the fullest without fear of judgement. The 5 illustrations I have produced depict what makes the subject feel free and happy within themselves, giving every piece unique individual meanings and messages. Each component represents an aspect of the subject’s individual personality, and as a result, each completed image embodies their own particular freedom. Kingston University ILLUSTRATION AND ANIMATION BA http://sarahvines.carbonmade. com/


Harry Wikeley ILLUSTRATION

As summer this year indicates the centenary of the First World War, I thought it’d be fitting for me to base my Final Major Project on my Great Grandfather’s diary that he kept over the course of his time on the front. In it he depicts a place of adventure but also of horror. In my final piece I have tried to exploit the horrors of war, in particular, Shell Shock and facial reconstructive surgery along with my Great Grandfather himself, (the unscathed survivor) in 3 A2 Biro portraits through the use of photo manipulation. Bristol UWE ILLUSTRATION


GRAPHIC DESIGN


MOLLY WATKINS Why did you choose to take a foundation year? I chose to take a foundation year as I wanted to have the opportunity to explore multiple disciplines and develop my knowledge and understanding before deciding which degree would be most appropriate for me .

Molly Watkins GRAPHIC DESIGN Bath Spa University

Did you know what area of art and design you wanted to study and did this change once you were studying the foundation? Before starting the course I was unsure on whether I wanted to progress to Graphic Design or Illustration. The foundation year enabled me to explore both of these subject areas in great detail through a number of interesting and challenging projects. With the help of my tutor I then realised that Graphics was the right pathway choice for me. Describe your experience of the foundation year. I have loved doing the foundation year and I really feel like it has broadened my understanding and helped me to realise what I want to achieve in the future. It has


been an amazing experience which has completely changed the way I think about and approach my projects, allowing me to be more independent and confident in my own ideas. What has been the most challenging part of the course? I think the most challenging part of the course would be in the first stages having to adapt to a new way of working and thinking independently without the constant help and supervision of a tutor. However as the course progressed I feel like this way of working suits me really well. Tell us about your final major project. For my final Major project I decided to create a book based upon the origins of superstitious beliefs. During the Pathway Stage projects such as working with information graphics and book designs inspired this idea. I wanted to combine both digital and handmade elements in my project and I did this through the use of collages. I think my favourite part of the project was being able to make my book with the technicians by hand; as this is

something I have always wanted to do. Where will you go on to study next year and what course will you study? Next year I will hopefully be attending Bath Spa University to study Graphic Communication. What advice do you have for anyone considering a foundation course? I would 100 percent recommend a foundation course to anyone who is thinking about it. It has been such an amazing year and I have met so many lovely people and had such a great time and I think it has really allowed me to become more independent and confident in my own work.


James Barnardo GRAPHIC DESIGN

Following the discovery of Radium in 1898, irradiated goods were sold under the false pretence that Radium was a miracle cure. Consequently, in the first half of the century, the public bought everything from radioactive lipstick and beauty products, to Radium dial watches. Huge corporate cover-ups were conducted by companies who produced these items when their employees who assembled the products began dying. RADICOL is an imagined company that will have sold these products in the same era. My final show includes a RADICOL poster, several newspaper ads and a collection of RADICOL products. Central Saint Martins GRAPHIC DESIGN


Amelia Findlay GRAPHIC DESIGN

When beginning my fmp I knew I wanted to create an editorial of some sort. I then decided that it was going to be a guide to camping, however, still with a magazine editorial feel. I wanted the editorial to have a minimal and clean look, something quite different to what one associates with camping. I really enjoyed the process of making this editorial, and collecting all the elements to create the final print. University of Edinburgh GRAPHIC DESIGN


Talya Garnett GRAPHIC DESIGN

My FMP explores the relationship between text and image, and the importance of it through an advertising perspective. My aim was to expose how text on a given image can completely transform the viewer’s opinion or perception of the piece as a whole. I looked at this through advertising, as it’s one of the biggest industries where the headlines used, forcefully guide the viewers to perceive what the companies want their customers to see. I chose to turn fashion adverts in to awareness campaigns to fully exploit the importance of text on an image. University of Kent DIGITAL ARTS with A Year in Industry


Mio Irving GRAPHIC DESIGN

Stefan Sagmeister often sets his graphic design students the challenging task of touching people’s hearts (whether it simply be your grandma, family member, friend, the community or the general public). For my Final Major Project, I took this challenge upon myself to create a graphic design piece that would touch the heart of my former Japanese teacher who inspired me greatly by sharing his life experiences, wise words and life lessons with me and my classmates. I turned these lessons into 20 short sentences, or ‘aphorisms’ and laser cut stencils to spray paint these messages in public places. I not only wanted to move my Japanese teacher with my work, but I also wanted to reach out to passersby and the general public with these short but thought provoking sentences. I took photos of these and designed a book using these images and also added descriptions under each aphorism to explain how they have affected my life and how I relate to each one.

Brighton University GRAPHIC DESIGN https://www.flickr.com/photos/88585097@N06/


Rebecca Jopling GRAPHIC DESIGN

For my final major project I have sourced a fashion brand from the 1950s, Anne Fogarty Inc, and rebranded it to give it a new identity that would be suitable for a comeback to today’s society. In doing this, I wanted to embrace the vintage element of Anne Fogarty but also modernise the brand to create a unique identity that would have the potential to survive and thrive with today’s brand competitors. To present my design, I have handmade lookbooks, tote bags, and swing tickets with the new brand identity. University of Edinburgh GRAPHIC DESIGN


Charles Maclagan GRAPHIC DESIGN

My FMP is based on the science fiction novel ‘The Drowned World’ written by J.G.Ballard. In the graphic representations of the concepts brought up in the book, along with their quotes, I have made out to visually summarise ideas key to Ballard’s creation. Brighton GRAPHIC DESIGN http://solarvisions.tumblr.com


Caspar

Macqueen GRAPHIC DESIGN

Venomair Vodka is a brand which targets the male audience. In evidence to this are three advertisements which I produced, making clear that the desires of the male gaze are being fulfilled. During my research into vodka propoganda I observed sexualised imagery as a recurrent theme in products sold to the male audience, and wanted to respond to this by creating some erotic imagery of my own. I used high contrast in the images to allow for substantial variation in tone, and for the authoritative darker tones to successfully dominate the image, portraying a sense of the class and sophistication, which was again an evident subject of archetypal vodka marketing.


Carys Newbury GRAPHIC DESIGN

I am interested in how the visual environment in the modern supermarket is changing. I designed an Own-Label summer brand to promote the natural spectrum of colour found in Fruit and Vegetables and their health benefits.’The Rainbow Range’ aims to encourage customers to get excited about shopping for colurful natural ingredients and to experiment with creating, from scratch, refreshing drinks, smoothies and exotic deserts. I designed the brand, advertising campaign and various mock-ups of potential food labelling. Central Saint Martins GRAPHIC DESIGN https://www.flickr.com/ photos/114233446@N05/ sets/72157640048562326/


Elizabeth Maisie GRAPHIC DESIGN

I chose to recreate the well-known phrase ‘Don’t Drink and Drive’ into bizarre laws around the world that relate to animals and alcohol. It is a commercial awareness campaign that makes you think before you drink, don’t let innocent animals suffer from your intoxicated behavior! The Great Western Railway posters created during the 1920s/30s inspired me and due to the success of these posters, I chose to use a similar style but with a much more modern twist similar to the work of Becky Bettesworth and Steven Read. The images are created in Adobe Photoshop from a series of sketches and photographs. University of Gloucestershire GRAPHIC DESIGN Email- mais149@yahoo.co.uk


Lauren Rook GRAPHIC DESIGN

London is the largest growing capital in Europe with a continuously evolving skyline. For my FMP I wanted to capture the capital at its peak whilst allowing an element of history to shine through. It was a simple idea that I wanted to execute cleanly. My final piece is a graphic fictitious skyline of London, that I have drawn from observation, edited on photoshop, split into 4 layers and suspended at eye level from the ceiling to give the illusion of being one solid, digitally rendered design when stood in a certain position. The University of Edinburgh GRAPHIC DESIGN


FASHION, TEXTILES AND COST


TUMES


IMOGEN HOWARD

Imogen Howard COSTUME DESIGN

Arts University Bournemouth

For a few years at my secondary school, costume design has been something I have been very interested in and have enjoyed doing. I have decided to pursue these interests through to university next year where I hope to study at Arts University Bournemouth on their Costume with Performance Design course, but was really eager to take a foundation year locally to confirm my initial interests and present a variety of different pathways that could also be open to me. I have really enjoyed the year here and am honestly surprised at how quickly it’s passed! The intensity of it has been something really great to be a part of; and though some of the project briefs have been a little challenging to approach at first, they have been tailored, I feel, to our individual interests and strengths, which I really appreciate.


At the moment, I have just finished my final major project titled ‘Fighting with Sound.’ This is a character creation project based around an imaginary team of super villains that I am designing the costumes for. The ‘sound’ element comes into the fact that each characters’ costume is inspired by a different musical instrument that is able to represent a part of their body and act accordingly. These instruments have been selected from a variety of sections across an orchestra, with an addition of the voice. During the project, I made three costume pieces for the characters inspired by the piano, voice and French horn. Something I would say to future artists considering a foundation is definitely make the most of what you’re interested in whilst you’re here. The course has so much to offer in terms of learning new tech-

niques and skills, so I would definitely recommend asking about and participating in any available workshops with the technicians as there will certainly be something here to suit your interests, I am sure. My online blog is immy-howard.tumblr. com


Hannah Gilbert FASHION

Out of the sushi box and into the wardrobe. For my fashion project the colours and textures of sushi have inspired my design ideas. I had researched into three parts of the Japanese culture. These were sushi, origami and kimonos. The vibrant colour palette that I selected for my collection is reflected from the fresh ingredients used in sushi such as wasabi, rice, nori and salmon. The art of Origami has also inspired my designs but is predominately evident in the technicality of my garments. I manipulated my fabrics on the stand through folding techniques like origami which made them more structured. Kingston University FASHION DESIGN (gap year deferred entry)


Frederica Hitchcock FASHION

My final major project has been inspired by women in Norse mythology and The Prose Edda and how they weren’t seen as passive, but rather just as powerful as the male Gods they stood beside. Drawing inspiration from Japanese designers, I wanted to be able to create something that was feminine but not sexual, something powerful without being necessarily masculine. I felt that the shapeless silhouettes composed with a contrast between stiff and flowing fabric was the best way to convey this. University of Edinburgh FASHION


Alison Lee FASHION

My final major project is based around the features of an English garden; flowers and wrought metal features such as gates and railings. I designed two collections of lights and darks and made two pyjama tops, two pyjama shorts and two kimonos for each collection. I took inspiration from gardens of stately homes and used images of flowers to create two digital prints for my kimonos and the wrought metal features inspired a laser cut pattern for a feature on the back of my tops and for the hems of my silk garments. De Montford University CONTOUR FASHION DESIGN


Tanja Novak FASHION

I initially looked at basing my Final Major Project on city lights with the aim of creating a digital print to work with. I decided to expand my theme and look at urban architecture as a whole. In the past I have usually focused on textile prints; I wanted to look into creating a structured garment as well as an interesting print. I began by taking a series of photographs within cities I was visiting or in at the time, I manipulated these, by layering several images and experimenting with the colours, brightness and different hues. I then designed a collection using architectural structures to inspire the shapes. I combined my digital imagery and garment shapes to create my final two dresses. University of Brighton FASHION WITH BUSINESS STUDIES


Elizabeth Pape FASHION

Throughout the year functionality in fashion has been something I’ve wanted to explore further. For this project, I intended to stretch the functionality of a garment to serve more than one purpose, perhaps taking on the function of a product or a tool at the same time as being a garment, I took a lot of inspiration from the work of Hussein Chalayan. My designs developed into a series of adaptable garments that suit the wearer’s needs and mood in a more wearable way than I initially intended. These garments encourage a more interactive relationship between garment and wearer. University of Brighton FASHION DESIGN WITH BUSINESS STUDIES lizzypape@yahoo.co.uk


Amy Payne FASHION

My project is based on Cabinets of Curiosity, which are cabinets or rooms (popular from Renaissance to the Victorian era) containing a vast array of objects that were not, as of then, classified fully. For those who owned cabinets, they were used to impress, as they highlighted status and wealth to guests. However, the main purpose of the cabinet was to spark intrigue within the viewer, leading them to draw parallels between life, death, man-made and natural matter. My collection is based on objects that may be found in a cabinet, with the idea that the models themselves become articles of wonder. Kingston University FASHION


Idalia Rivolta FASHION

My project is based on the idea of mistaken identity through the story of the Salem witch trials, where innocent people where accused of witchcraft and eventually killed whether guilty or not. Through my garments I chose to express the indication of innocence using only white fabrics. I then chose to use black fabrics and a mixture between knitting and felt to indicate the corrupted image of the woman pleaded guilty. Throughout the story the recurring mention of a yellow bird is seen as a bad omen and a sign of the devils presence so I decided to add yellow to my colour scheme. Gap Year (work experience at Asos)


Caroline Schukla FASHION

My FMP is about fashion advertising and marketing, although remaining as a fashion styling project at heart. Over the 6 weeks I have used Monet’s Water Lily paintings as inspiration for garment design and photo shoots, which have been pulled together in 5 different scenarios to create 3 final images, each for a different purpose - a fashion brand advertisement, a fragrance advertisement and one image of an editorial magazine spread. The project allowed me to experiment and see the different ways styling, layout and typography can be used to market a brand and its products. University for the Creative Arts FASHION IMAGING AND PROMOTION www.calshukla.wordpress.com


Polly Thomas FASHION

At the recent Paris Fashion Week designers from politically unstable countries, such as Afghanistan and Ukraine, were given the opportunity to showcase their work in order to shed a positive light on their nation. This inspired me to choose a country where I believed fashion could be used as a vehicle for positive promotion. I decided on Burma, a country whose political turmoil has caused devastation for its nationals. Burma is a country with a rich and beautiful culture with such potential for creativity and that was something I wanted to highlight in my final designs. My aim was to re-brand Burma as a hot spot for original fashion. University of Edinburgh FASHION


Lydia Collins TEXTILES

‘Modern Masquerade’ is a project inspired by the African tribal costumes at rituals. My intention was to make my project as colourful and textural as possible, as a Textile student my main passion is with making the fabric. I wanted to try textural weaving, as well as it being an ancient craft in Africa, all their materials are sourced locally to make the costumes. I wanted to source my materials locally in Oxfordshire, I researched into different wools from local farms some natural fleece and some already spun, I also tried my hand at spinning wool. I dyed all the wool by hand, majority was natural but the green was acid dyed. I wanted to capture their flamboyant costumes and colours with a contemporary aspect. Nottingham Trent TEXTILE DESIGN


Rosie Haggas TEXTILES

For my final major project I studied pattern and textures in nature and based it on landscapes in Norfolk. I experimented with a variety of techniques from collograph printing to painting and stitch. For my final piece I decided to do a composition of three textile paintings based on three photos taken in Norfolk. Newcastle University BUSINESS AND SPANISH


Genevieve SuttonScottTucker

TEXTILES

My project is based on designing for an interior. I chose to clash two cultures together, Japanese and Spanish, and to create designs from the results. I have designed wallpaper and 3 fabric print designs. To make my exhibition feel more like a room, I have also designed a decal print to be transferred onto 3 vases that I will then put flowers into for the exhibition. In addition, I have painted parts of my designs on the walls using glow in the dark paint. This will mean that when the lights are turned off, it will feel like a completely different room. Nottingham-Trent University TEXTILE DESIGN http://gennysuttonfmp.blogspot. co.uk/


Anna Townsend TEXTILES

My influence for this project comes from my childhood growing up in South East Asia, especially Vietnam. I wanted to produce a colourful , captivating textile piece, focusing on memories and fragments of recalled images from when I was younger and transfer them into an elaborate and vibrant wall hanging by physically collaging and stitching them together through a number of different processes and techniques. I chose a variety of materials to help me present my ideas, which I manipulated in order to take them beyond how they are normally seen, but ensuring to keep my theme present throughout my work. University of Leeds HISTORY OF ART AND MUSEUM STUDIES


Emily Page COSTUME

As I have always been interested in period costume, I wanted to create a piece that would explore historical costume construction techniques. I chose the novel ‘Perfume; Story of a Murderer’ set in 18th century France, and designed for one of the main characters Laure Richis. The gown I created was probably one of the hardest construction processes I have experienced. I began with the corset and embroidered by hand, then created several layers of underskirt to create the crinoline shaped skirt associated with this period. Nottingham Trent University COSTUME DESIGN AND MAKING


3D DESIGN


MOLLY WARD

Molly Ward ARCHITECTURE

Oxford Brookes University

I chose to take a foundation year after struggling to decide which art degree to apply to straight from 6th form college. At the time I didn’t have a specific area in art that stood out to me to do for degree, and felt that I would really benefit from a year’s gap between A-Level and Degree, to focus and make sure that I was totally committed to my choice before applying to study it for 3 years. I originally came to Oxford Brookes considering studying architecture, but I was never totally sure, and wanted to keep an open mind throughout the initial stages of the course. After specialising into 3D pathway I changed to Interior Architecture, as I felt it ticked all the boxes for me that Architecture hadn’t, and I would never have been introduced to Interior Architecture had it not been for my tutor or the guest lectures. I have really enjoyed this year, and found it great being surrounded by people with the same interests as me, and being able to benefit from their different approaches to the projects. I have had a lot of support with my work from them


and the tutors which has made me a lot more confident talking about my work with others and prepared me for the next few years of my studies. I found this year went by very fast due to the quick pace of all the briefs we were set. It was a shock at the beginning just how much work we were having to produce, especially after having such a long summer off. However, it just meant that I needed a lot of self-motivation, and learned to manage my time in order to get the projects complete by the deadlines. But looking back, all the hard work was worth it. My Project is titled ‘Designing For Emerging Tribes’. I was inspired by a newspaper article “New Tribes Preparing to Move in Next Door”, and decided to design a house that would suit and could be adapted to the needs of a multi-generational household, which is becoming more common in British society. Using a pub for sale that I visited, I managed to use the floor plans to create a design and convert it from a public house into a family home that three generations could live under comfortably and could be altered to suit them as their situation changes.

I am going on to study a BA Hons Degree in Interior Architecture at Oxford Brookes. I would say that if anyone is not sure whether to take a foundation or apply straight to degree, that they should go for it! I have found that doing a foundation was the best decision I could have made. It is a lot of work, but as long as you keep on top of it with good time management, and take on the advice of your tutor and peers, it will leave you much better prepared for doing the subject you wish to apply to. molly-ward@hotmail.co.uk http://my.carbonmade.com/projects/5074838


Kasandra Bolivar ARCHITECTURE

For my FMP, I gave myself the task of designing an extension for the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. I observed and documented the necessities of the people and the museum, like the lack of space for educational and social purposes. I came with a bold design to improve the functionality of the museum by adding a cafe, a library, an educational space for school groups and a view point. I wanted to make a contrast between the old and new, respecting the environment, architecture and the history of Oxford. Oxford Brookes ARCHITECTURE


Oliver East ARCHITECTURE

For my final major project, I have designed a modular system of building that allows any sized home to be designed simply from a catalogue. This catalogue, of which I have produced, allows you to choose from 3 different sized frames which interlink together, enabling you to design interesting and modern shaped architecture. It also allows the client to personally design their house inside and out, with all the surface finishings and interiors to their specific tastes and requirements.

OXFORD BROOKES Architecture


Lina Noueiri ARCHITECTURE

For my FMP I decided to use the space in which we spend all out time and redesigned the art studios and the foyer. By using the opinions and advice of everyone in the studios also working, I found out what others wanted from a work environment. I was also inspired by intuitive reactions to acoustics and noise in our environments. I created a treehouse-like structure with a grassy facade to blend with surrounding trees. Inside people can chose which environment they wish to conduct their work in. There is a loud communal space, a less loud grouped space, a quiet space with standing desks, and a silent individual space. The foyer contains a tree-like structure that reaches out to create pillars on which to lean. Westminster University ARCHITECTURE www.linanoueirifmp.blogspot.org


Elizabeth Terry ARCHITECTURE

My project focuses on designing an abstract, creative and functional new development of the current Helena Kennedy Centre of Brookes University. I developed my initial ideas from manipulation of paper, creating dynamic and angular shapes and focussing on the form of the building. This then progressed into further design ideas exploring light and shadow and illusion. I was aiming to design an innovative space for the students that provided good facilities including an art gallery, a main lecture theatre and new restaurant. I wanted my design to echo that of an arts campus, something different, unusual and creative. Brighton ARCHITECTURE


Nina Watts ARCHITECTURE

This project has been built upon the idea of Biomimicry and using organic forms as a source of inspiration. By understanding natural law, aesthetic and constructional methods found in nature, one can use these principles to design buildings and spaces that are innovative, elegant and are part of an ecosystem. UCL ARCHITECTURE


Megan Wright ARCHITECTURE

The reason I want to study Interior Architecture is for the idea that I can take something old and maybe abandoned or no longer useful and give it a new meaning and update it so that it fits in today’s society. That was the idea behind my project for FMP. I found an old derelict church spire and re designed it to become a house. I wanted a contrast between the original features of the church and the new additions, which is why I chose to work in card and Perspex. Oxford Brookes INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE


Naomi Cessford INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE

My work has been about building an eco friendly house. Scandinavian houses have been my main source of inspiration, from the way that they are constructed to the general aesthetic. My other influence and inspiration has been the minimalist designs from the 60’s and 70’s architectural heritage, as well as the interior that I have chosen. I have chosen this as my project as I am doing a degree in interior architecture next year. Oxford Brookes INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE


Jessica Hubner INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE

My FMP is an interior design project based on the idea of converting Headington Hill Hall into a Boutique Hotel. I have focused on three of the main rooms within the building, redesigning them into what would be the bar, reception and one of the bedrooms. Chelsea College of Art and Design INTERIOR DESIGN


James Horne THEATRE STUDIES

Whilst on this course and living at home, I have been thinking more and more about where I want to go and the increasing desire to uproot and explore, and at the same time I have found a fascination in paper – so why not combine the two? I wanted to represent the places I have been and the places I want to go in my own personal atlas, and by exploring my own interests in both paper and place, I hope to get people thinking about where they are now and where they want to be. Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama THEATRE DESIGN https://www.flickr.com/photos/114470178@N06/


Georgina Illingworth THEATRE STUDIES

For my project I designed for a stage adaptation of ‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe’. I designed the set to be as versatile as possible, to be suitable for indoor and outdoor scenes. I’d mainly been looking at stage design previously so for my FMP I also wanted to try something a little different and branch out into props and costume. Alongside the theatre set model I designed a crown for the White Witch to look like it’s melting, whilst she’s in the stage of losing her powers, and Peter’s cape for the children’s coronation scene. The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama THEATRE DESIGN


Eleanor

Sutherland CHARACTER CREATION

During the Pathway stage of the course I was inspired by the “Scale” project brief, in which we were required to enlarge a household object. Combining this with my love of literature, I have taken inspiration from the classic children’s novel “The Borrowers” by Mary Norton. I created five small set models, producing miniature furniture and interiors using items I borrowed from around the studio and at home. My aim was to remain true to the novel whilst also updating it for a modern audience. I then scaled up one of these objects, a Crayola crayon, for use as a prop for film and theatre.

University of York ART HISTORY AND ENGLISH


Kenneth Cliffe PRODUCT DESIGN

I was inspired by Nature, and the forms and shapes it creates that could be used in design. I used nature as a starting point, inspired by natural form and shapes. I knew I wanted to use light, so I created one off lighting products for the home or garden that are inspired by nature and the way light is used. Manchester met 3D DESIGN


Oscar Lahiff PRODUCT DESIGN

My product responds to the increasing need to work on the go. Combining a bag and a space to work allows the user to quickly set up a station in which labor can be carried out efficiently and comfortably. The bag has sufficient volume to carry out its basic function - the storage of everyday items - but also makes use of its retractable handles, which can be folded down to act as table legs allowing the back of the bag to be used as a desk. There is also space to store books and journals. Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication PRODUCT DESIGN


Felix Peever CHARACTER CREATION

For my final major project, I have centered my work on the organization, Save Pangolins. org. The basis of my piece is to promote awareness of the specific, endangered ‘Sunda Pangolin’ species through the medium of 3D model making. The pangolin is surprisingly the most illegally trafficked animal in the world for their unique keratin scales. Therefore, through my stylized representation of the creature, I have hoped to create a charming character; which highlights this widely unknown fact. I feel that this is a step in Pangolin conservation as seemingly very little has been done to tackle this pressing issue.

University of Hertfordshire MODEL DESIGN (Character and Creative Effects)


Holly Pomfret CHARACTER CREATION

The title of my Final Major Project is ‘Transformation of an Animagus’ . I visually communicated the transformation of James Potter from his human form into that of his animagus (a stag). I did this by making a mask that would be worn by an actor before being scanned into the computer to be animated. I also made a scale model of a stag to show what James Potter would look like fully transformed. My inspiration for this project came from the Harry Potter novels as well as the film adaptations and many of my ideas came from my trip to the Warner Brothers Studio tour. University of Hertfordshire MODEL DESIGN (Character and Creative Effects)


Jessica Sellers MODEL MAKING

Books we read as children are often the ones that stay with us the longest, so for my final major project I chose to reinvent a character from one of my favourite books as a child: ‘The Spiderwick Chronicles’. ‘Mulgarath’ is the villainous, forest- dwelling, ogre from these books so I drew from classic villain features, combined with woodland and animalistic elements to create a hybrid of man and monster. This model demonstrates how I would have interpreted the character for film or TV, as an alternative to the ‘Industrial Light & Magic’ version for the 2008 film. Arts University Bournemouth MODEL MAKING


Milly Munday JEWELLERY DESIGN

For my final major project I choose to create jewellery, taking inspiration from the atmosphere of a beach. The idea of creating jewellery came from a pathway project - Tallinn Souvenir - in which I cast a pewter necklace. After experimenting with materials including resin, I decided to use fused glass to make my jewellery. I applied different processes to the glass such as slumping and floating decal prints over the top – this gave my work a unique appearance and helped give the suggestion of waves and shells. I also cast shells out of glass, to give a more realistic representation of the beach.

GAP YEAR


Iona

Williamson APPLIED ARTS

There is a strong history of scoliosis in my family. For my Final Major Project I wanted to look at how people perceive ‘beauty’ and the idea of ‘perfection’. I wanted to challenge the common classification of scoliosis as a deformity or defect - as something ugly, broken, and abnormal. My aim was to present scoliosis as something truly beautiful, unique and characterful; as something sculptural - like a spiral staircase - with twists and turns and ‘irregularities’. My final piece has taken the form of several porcelain vessels and a wall-hanging inspired by photographs of my own back and found images of other people with varying degrees scoliosis. University of Brighton 3D DESIGN AND CRAFT


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Oxford Brookes University Foundation Art and Design Final Show 2014  

This is a final show catalogue for the Foundation Art and Design Diploma at Oxford Brookes University. Students show examples of their work...

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