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BA (Hons) Art and Design (Interdisciplinary)


1: Grit in psychology is a positive, non-cognitive trait, based on an individuals passion for a particular long term goal 2: Grit is steely determination 3: Grit ones teeth to show tenseness anger or determination by or as if by clamping or grinding the teeth together 4: Grit is the perseverance of effort promoting the overcoming of obstacles or challenges that lie within a gritty individuals path to accomplishment 5: Grit is perseverance and passion 6: Grit is patience for the small stuff that obscures the path 7: Grit is an appreciation of others peoples dedication 8: Grit is dirty rubble 9: Grit is the extraction of our work into the outside world 10: Grit is focus and appreciation of each step in the journey

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Today’s art & design graduates operate within an extremely challenging, fluid and complex arts culture. They are required to understand their practice(s), operate as professionals and seek their own opportunities. These ‘grit’ graduates are resilient and dynamic individuals; who over the past three years have increasingly amazed and enthused staff, peers and others. In terms of their work ethic, intellectual and aesthetic rigour, social, political and ethical framework they have taken their creative practices and ideas beyond the sometimes limiting studio environment. Interdisciplinary students engage with a diverse range of programmed and self- initiated projects including projects with; East Street Arts, Group for International Design Education; GIDE, Enjoy, Trinity Arts, ‘Spur’ publication, Leeds Digital Festival, Light Night and ‘Terrain’. The complex relationship between practice(s), the real and virtual world and understanding the relationship of theory within these inter-relationships can often be a challenging framework to understand. Students apply theoretical research to their practice, often in complex and multi-layered ways. These students embrace varied disciplinary and practice-based models; requiring an astute, flexible, responsive and resilient approach to practice. This practice of lively, collaborative external engagement is both an embedded part of the programme and also significant in informing students future opportunities and project development. The networks and communities of practice they explore and develop on the Interdisciplinary programme tends to nurture an independence and self-reliance; that they take into their future practice / career.

Cheryl Huntbach Programme Leader

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Statement Handmade art is the passion, so handmade art is what you see.

In an age where computers have taken over our art, I aim to produce work that stands out from the norm.

No digital prints, nothing commercial and limited computer screens.

All made to my own perfection.

Contact Website: www.unusualcollective.wordpress.com

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Statement On one hand… By testing the dynamics of collaboration

a contemporary western society. We are interested in

and the parasitic relationship. This duo functioning

of social issues and changing people’s perception on

we try to understand what stipulates the symbiotic

practice enables us to transcend subjective, cultural and disciplinary boundaries. Our working ethic understands

that creativity can be induced through the restrictions and the enhancement of collaboration.

On the other hand… People’s attachment to objects and possessions has been a recurring theme, with

anthropology and the uncanny directing our ideas and

highlighting the avoidance, detachment and neglect

these concerns. By creating a function out of something

natural and innate, we seek to explore the more comical and humorous side of life and death. This offers new

considerations and looks into the conditioning of morals within society. Our investigation of these concepts and concerns aims to create relevance for the audience of today.

leading our practice. This is repeatedly explored through

deconstruction or reconstruction of materials and objects. Furthermore, process is the foundation of our practice, believing that deformity leads itself to beauty.

‘Death is the mother of all beauty’ by Wallace Stevens – poem ‘Sunday Morning’

Our current project begins to explore how the condition

of overlooking death bestows us with innocence, within

Contact Website: www.rosieandsteph.com Email: rosycurtis@hotmail.co.uk

sbryant1990@hotmail.co.uk

Blog: www.cooperativestudios.wordpress.com

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Statement My practice has developed from a deep desire and a

curiosity to explore and create. I find inspiration in many

things from the tiny details that would normally pass you

by to larger social and political issues. I react to both the experiences of my everyday life and the materials and

environments I come across on this journey. I embrace unconventional media with a particular focus on found objects and recycled materials.

I work in 2D, 3D, Installation and Video. Bringing art out of traditional spaces and engaging a wider audience is key to my ethos and is reflected in my experience and practice

Contact Website: www.kerributterworth.wix.com/kerributterworth Email: kerributterworth@gmail.com Twitter: twitter.com/Kerributtercup

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Statement My practice is about drawing, printing; primarily using

lines and ink to create images. I use inks within a print

environment to transform illustrations into something new, replicating the image on a larger scale. Predominantly I

draw from urban influences; steaming from street artists to contemporary sculptures. Inspirations also include

everything I take in, from walking down the street to riding a bus. I like to put the pen on paper and see what my

brain comes up with, labelling myself as an illustrator.

Contact Website: www.byrneelliot.wix.com/criticalmass

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Statement Interdisciplinary art and design has taught me to see the world, and indeed the world of creativity in a different

light. I try to see the meaning behind my work after my process is finished, analysing and evaluating as I go. I

see myself as an artist more than a designer, creating art for art’s sake and focusing mainly on the visual quality

of my pieces as opposed to the contextual ideas based around it. Art is there to create a reaction in the viewer, it’s about how people feel, expressing their emotions through visual media.

Contact Website: www.hrmcairns@wordpress.com

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Statement My work explores areas of consumer culture and how

design and visual communication techniques affect the response of a shopper; investigating the connection

between aesthetics and the experience that these create. I aim to further my knowledge of Visual Merchandising,

investigating the range of design techniques used in this field. Using an investigative process I will explore the

way design techniques, used within retail, are able to

create an experience and communicate with a consumer through aesthetic and layout design. By playing and

experimenting using rules and guidelines within visual merchandising, both by accepting and rejecting them,

I will achieve a better understanding of the relationship

between retail communication and the consumer market.

Contact Website: www.lexclarke.wordpress.com/about

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Statement Driven by exploration, my practice aims to understand

society thought the means
of documentary. I’m intrigued by the everyday, the process of archive and how to display the information I find.

My practice has found a home in the collaborative project Spur, a magazine which aims to archive and display creative activity within Leeds. Spur has allowed me

to represent the process of organization in a creative

format, using image, text and audio. It has provided the opportunity to experiment with the cross over between digital and analogue formats. I am fascinated by the

process of documentation, by social surveillance and the

notion of exploration often investigating how organisation in itself can become part of the creative impulse.

Contact Website: www.amyconnor960.wix.com/interdiciplinaryart

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Statement Oh, what? Writing about myself again? I love this part... I grew up in North Wales surrounded by mountains and

lots of picturesque greenery, however, for some reason I

got bored of all that and came to Leeds almost ten years ago to study PR, I distracted myself from that mistake by getting heavily into Graphic Design, Photography

and Illustration. After returning home and working for

both myself and other design companies I decided to

return to Leeds and broaden my skill set, while using the developing city to explore the emerging themes in my

work of urban decay, identity and social redundancy, I’m jolly like that.

Contact Website: www.robertcubbon.wix.com/cryhavok

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Statement As an interdisciplinary artist I favour merging illustration

and photography through unusual hand-made processes. My work has enabled me to gain experience within a

multitude of practices, however working in a paper-based environment I feel my work links back to my passions of fine arts.

Theoretically I have been exploring the liberating

methods of Surrealist’s artwork, including automatism

and Salvador Dali’s dream imageries. My own interests in the unconscious and dreams tie in here, and my

fascination in dreams lies within the hidden meanings

they can possess. Through challenging preconceptions

within fictional spaces I will develop these processes and themes.

Contact Email: heatherd237@gmail.com

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Enjoy information www.enjoythevoltaire.co.uk ENJOY is an art collective run by Kayleigh Morris and Rian Treanor, the group came together through a series of experimental art events that took place in Leeds, UK, throughout 2008 and 2009. They currently occupy their artist funded / artist lead studio and event space: ENJOY ART SPACE, Unit 22, Mabgate, Leeds, LS9 7DZ Their focus is to create a situation for artistic engagement, where groups of creative people can get together in a truly experimental and informal environment. The idea of the project is that guest artists will come and give performances and live art. Creative people whatever their orientation are invited to come along with suggestions and contributions of all kinds. The Residency Trench Foot was a site specific residency, which explored the interconnection of collaborating artists Adam Cluely, Patrick Kirk-Smith, Interdisciplinary graduates of Leeds College of Art, 3rd year Natalie Fyfe and Goldsmiths graduate Jamie Green, based on the history of Mabgate as a lead up to an on-going graduate residency scheme at Enjoy.

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Over a two week period the artists plunged themselves into complete darkness both mentally and physically, treading water and soaking up the residue, resulting in a collision of four completely different strokes centralised around Lady Beck, an old Victorian waterway beneath the city of Leeds. Having walked though Lady Beck I was very keen to recreate an installation piece, which expressed what it was like being in a dark tunnel for almost two miles. The Tunnel was constructed collectively (with Adam Cluely & Patrick Kirk-smith) out of any free wood we could get hold of. The middle section was completely blacked out so that people could experience the full intensity of the sound piece made from the sound recording taken of our journey through the Beck. The exterior of the installation is quite unexpectedly aesthetically pleasing. The mishmash of wood in an unconventional and unpredictable style is very representational of the Beck itself, which was a mishmash of time periods dating back to the Victorian period up until the 1960’s/70’s when no more construction work was carried out. The end results were exhibited within the space at Enjoy and included installation, video, sound and 3D works of both collective and individual works of the collaborating artists. Blog: www.trenchfootresidency.tumblr.com Website: www.nataliefyfe.wix.com/nataliefyfe - !untitled/cw22

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Statement My work incorporates storytelling, performance, paper craft, installation, video, interaction and community. I

have skills as both a designer/maker and a community

artist; often exploring the possibilities of art as a creative tool for support, and as a bridge to other communities and people.

I find my inspiration from the natural world and from the ways in which we interact with each other and how this communication alters our perception of life.

My practice houses many different techniques and

disciplines and I feel that this approach has allowed

me to follow my own creative direction, through which I

hope to continue to learn new skills and find new ways of applying them.

Contact Website: www.jadeellis.wordpress.com

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Statement Mark making has always been an organic twitch that

amalgamates my expressions onto a surface. By cutting

out, cutting into, and ravishing images found around me,

I am able to explore, reconstruct and recreate. My recent curiosities have engrossed me into the glossy pages of

women’s fashion magazines; confronting the falsity and fantasy of the lifestyles they present for us.

My current work challenges the portrayal of women

in advertising and questions the extent to which they

reflect women’s place in society and the everyday. This has propelled me to delve into my richly multicultural

upbringing in the Middle East, exploring and challenging the presentation of modesty, cultural conventions and

women’s roles; and the translation of these between the East and West.

Contact Website: www.rosephinefernandes.wix.com/rosephine Email: rosephine.carol@hotmail.com

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Statement I am an Artist/Designer whose work focuses on the idea that we can create fresh and exciting patterns from the world we see around us taking inspiration from natural

markings found on feathers, leaves and trees. Working

with repetition and layering is an important process within my work and I aim to achieve high quality visual pieces

that intrigue the viewer. When developing these patterns and designs addition of colour and texture is a vital

consideration, wanting to produce work of depth and that will attract the desired attention.

Contact Website: www.laurajanefox.wix.com/interdisciplinary

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Statement “What interests me is the conquering of the fear, the hiding, the running away from it, facing it, exorcising it, being ashamed of it, and, finally, being afraid of being afraid.” – Louise Bourgeois

I analyse... I play... I seek to discover… My Practice is a journey, inevitably changing as I grow. With a childlike innocence and curiosity about life my practice focuses on the use of materials through ‘play’; expressing inner thoughts, emotions and the visualisation of my own feminine body. By breaking the boundaries between biological and anatomical sciences and art I am free to explore the relationship between cognitive opposites such as beauty-grotesque, body-mind and masculine-feminine. My final major project explores the understanding of the ‘self’ and the ‘other’, facing my fears and confronting my shame. Expelled from my body and visualised through the atmosphere of space, my works ‘play’ with both presence and absence of the physical body and nonphysical body. Contact Email: nattif@hotmail.co.uk

Website: www.nataliefyfe.wix.com/nataliefyfe Blog: www.siteno-5.tumblr.com

www.roomsofabjection.tumblr.com

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GIDE is an international network of students and professors, which works together in order to enrich the experience in areas of 3D, architecture and interior design, including specialisms in industrial and interaction design, and art and design interdisciplinary practice. The group consists of seven main partner colleges from Belgium, England, Germany, Italy, Scotland, Slovenia, and Switzerland; with connections from the USA. 2012’s workshop, Design in Action, was held in Dundee, Scotland. As second years, students were given the opportunity to be involved within this workshop. Both students and professors are mixed into smaller groups having to respond and collaborate to a given brief. Public speaking skills are then tested by presenting the outcomes at the end of the workshop. Throughout the week students are challenged to express their own practical skills when being a part of an international team. The short fast paced workshop tests the student’s negotiation, communication, and problem solving skills. 2013’s workshop, An Invitation to Dinner, was held in Ljubljana, Slovenia. In addition to the main second year student groups taking

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part in the workshop, three lucky third year students from Interdisciplinary (and two from BA Interiors) had the opportunity to take part, by winning the chance to exhibit their projects, gaining professional, international exposure and representing the course. Students selected to represent the course and their individual projects responding to the previous years theme Design in Action included, Stephanie Bryant, Rosie Curtis and Kelly Ward. Each student was to produce a professionally printed banner representing their project alongside presenting their project to the whole GIDE group, consisting of around 200 people. GIDE is a stimulating cultural experience, as well as being an extremely, influential and beneficial workshop to be a part of. Students gain the opportunity to make new international friends along with future networking possibilities to collaborate in future events. Website: www.gidegroup.wordpress.com

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stimulating cultural experience, as well as being an extremely, influential and beneficial workshop to be a part of

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Statement In a continuing project that has spanned over 3 years; I

have focused on the physical and emotional presence of memory within the family home environment.

I am fascinated with the echoes of the past that

reverberate in the present, through our keepsakes and domestic space.

My practice incorporates multidisciplinary approaches of documentation, In order to preserve the evolution of my family life and home.

This cathartic process has allowed me to accept the

places and spaces that have become suffocated by the past; and to further investigate the links between the

intimate domestic space and memory recall. Through interviews and observations, video and photography; I aim to create an on-going archive culminating in a multimedia hall of memories.

Contact Email: sophie.gilbert.mail@gmail.com

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Statement As practicing artist I feel I resonate the most with objects and people; both interesting me exceedingly. Primarily people as I feel everyone has a story to tell and an

experience to exchange. My practice varies in method but always has the same goal; to convey a story. I

particularly enjoy working with stitch, textiles and objects, these processes allow me to be tactile and interact fully

with the materials and experiences gained from studying varying individuals.

Contact Email: saiymeg@hotmail.com

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Statement Primarily I have aimed at focusing my practice on

sculptural and illustrative forms. Themes throughout my

work tend to include figurative arrangements, focusing on human and animal. Recently my interest has swayed to

the portrayal of women in contemporary western society,

realising the negative effects of the media; gaining an avid understanding of female worship.

As an art spectator and creator I find myself interested in art as fun. Generic exhibitions tend to bore me, and

I’ve always seen my practice as comedic and enjoyable

therefore I can never see it being placed in a space that is serious and pretentious.

Contact Email: rachaelelizabethhewitt@gmail.com

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The Book Fair offers students from all levels within the interdisciplinary course a great opportunity to not only exhibit work to a large scale audience; but the chance to sell work. The Interdisciplinary stand always attracts high attention presenting a huge range of unique books, objects and multiples, celebrating the wide range of skills an interdisciplinarian has to offer. The Fair attracts both national and international participants and is the ideal context for the viewing of the diverse work produced in the interdisciplinary studio. Alongside the Book Fair a series of exhibitions and events also takes place; which often highlights the non-uniformity and diverseness of books, text and the act of reading. As a year group we have exhibited and sold work at both the 2011 and 2012 Book Fairs; with small multiples, key-rings, t-shirts and postcards all selling well. Within our second year of study we got the

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chance to set up and run the Interdisciplinary stand. This required huge organisational and co-ordinating skills, as well as collaborating as an entire year group. This exercise allowed for freedom and independence, we were allowed to decide the layout and submissions, it was something precious as it was ‘ours’ to run and organise. Although hectic and slightly frenzied on the day of the event, the stand was up and running and we created the most profit ever recorded by an Interdisciplinary team! We wanted to present as much work as possible in a distinctive manner, alternating the work displayed on the stand every few hours to give everyone an equal opportunity. The fact that the Interdisciplinary team facilitates, highlights and pushes students to excel within this opportunity is extremely fortunate and it is a great privilege to have participated and sold once let alone twice within this event.

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hectic and slightly frenzied on the day of the event, the stand was up and running and we created the most profit ever recorded by an Interdisciplinary team

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Statement Primarily my practice explores collaboration, the mundane and the routines people follow. I enjoy exploring opinions on daily actions, especially to do with transport and

accosting the public about how they feel about walking. Route making and structure is vital within my practice.

Contact Email: samjjones22@gmail.com

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Statement I have been an Interdisciplinary Art & Design student.

I’ve spent my time making small things, collecting things,

drinking tea and drawing. I enjoy putting things in boxes,

reading comics and capturing moments. And I have quite an unhealthy love for cartoons. I hope that the time I’ve spent in Leeds has mashed these things together into something constructive ready for real life and stuff.

Leeds has become an important place for me, it has

given me the opportunity to design and sell T-shirts in

independent shops and I intend to continue drawing and putting things in boxes here.

Contact Website: www.andsallydesign.wordpress.com/ Email: sally-1991@hotmail.co.uk

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My current work is focuses on Panopticism within the

modern city. I explore the notion of dreams, reality and our perception of our own freedom. Is there such a thing as freedom? If so, what is freedom?

Previous themes in my work have included examining

social groupings, the concept of identity and subcultures. I work with a variety of media such as painting, installation,

video and sound. Part of my practice incorporates creating designs for T-Shirts, badges and posters.

Contact Email: paul_lawrence@live.com

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For the occasion of Light Night 2011, the course was involved in an exhibition within Leeds City Library. The site specific installation explores the undiscovered spaces and realms within the cultural environment of the Library. The building inspired many people with the intense amalgamation of design and pattern, as well as the context of reading, writing and books inspiring some. We were free to take inspiration from the architecture, aesthetics and concepts surrounding the library, which led to a diverse collection of work scattered around the building. Conversely some students responded by

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opposing these obvious connotations, which also made for interesting and powerful works. The theme of the show was Secrets, Objects and the Archaeology of Knowledge meaning that students responded in various ways and resulted in a range of work including: a cardboard lion, a wire bird, hanging film, toy soldiers, sculptures made from books, installations and video projections. The event brought a quick brief at the start of the year to prompt our ‘art and design’ minds, and led people to develop their concepts and stimulate creativity later in the year.

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undiscovered spaces and realms within the cultural environment of the library

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Statement At its core I believe my practice to focus on a story: an

object’s story, its pre-existence; questioning, wondering,

investigating the journey it has taken through its existence. Taking on a multi-disciplinary site specific approach to examine, challenge and understand space both phenomenologically, textually and physically.

A crack in a wall, a pothole in the road, a chip on a cup all

form examples in which this journey becomes incredibly

important and interesting. Each show a sign of a life, the presence of a being, a force upon its natural existence which has in some way altered its appearance and journey.

Contact Website: www.gabmann.wix.com/gabriellamann Email: gab_mann@hotmail.co.uk

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Statement My work continually alters and develops, it never stays with one medium or outcome, and I find that being an interdisciplinary fine artist this is really apparent and

evident in my working ethos and ideas. I tend to work

with layering, observing and researching; I often work

to explore something, using sound, video, photography, drawing and installation to realize these ideas.

Ever evolving my work often looks at subjects such as

space, science, sound and technology for it concepts and ideas.

Alongside my artistic practice my creative output also involves writing, curating and editing, I work with the

publication Spur and run the Souleaters Bicycle Club and Magnetic Tapes; a creative collective and record label.

Contact Website: www.cargocollective.com/AMitchell

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This course has given students the encouragement to work in creative and collaborative ways, as artists today are more frequently working within a cooperative setting and ethos, whether it is with other practitioners/professionals or interdisciplinary materials. NineFive-Nine Work Together, Play Together was a publications and short film exhibition that took place on the 1st March 2012 in an empty space, in Leeds City Centre. A call was made by Yvonne Carmichael (a course graduate) on www.artinunusualspaces.co.uk for artists and publication-creators to respond to the theme of work, play, collaboration, domestic and commercial spaces. The course had a small curatorial team that ran and organised the exhibition with close assistance from Yvonne. The one-night event was popular in attendance; Kerri Butterworth’s giant scrabble game was placed outside the space and aided in attracting people to the

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event by engaging the audience in witty wordplay. The multiple sections of the exhibition allowed rooms to hold different experiences and atmospheres, which included a film reel projection room, a comfortable publication room and a larger room that displayed individual TVs and an interactive section, where visitors were asked for their creative and interactive input. Contributors and artists included: Kristyna Baczynski, Lucy Barker & Ben Ncm, Violaine Bergoin, Joanna Brinton, Stephanie Bryant, Clare Charnley & Patricia Azevedo, Annie Carpenter, Lex Clarke, Amy Connor, Rosie Curtis, The Den Project, Jade Ellis, Carrie Lent, Paul Matosic, Abi Mitchell & Josie Wells, The Print Project, Sam Renseiw, Michael Szpakowski, Topical Jungle, Harry van de Bospoort, Ben Warren, Philip Welding and Village Bookstore.

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Statement Primarily my practice focuses on three main areas: paper cutting, illustration and photography. I have developed an

obsession for repetitive, monotonous processes; creating intense, time consuming, delicate, hand created paper cuts. Sitting relentlessly for hours with nothing but a

blade, an image and a piece of paper; slowly adjusting the strength and reception of that particular piece.

The designs I create focus predominantly on nature, subverting the stereotypical notions of beauty;

transforming creatures deemed disgusting to delicate, hand-cut wall coverings.

Content and themes of my work may alter as I undertake

new projects; however the processes and techniques used will remain, challenging the notion of hand paper cutting, exploring the philosophies of monotony and incessant duplication.

Contact Website: www.zaraolivi8.wix.com/znoble Email: zara_olivia@hotmail.co.uk

Twitter: www.twitter.com/zaraolivianoble

Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/zaraolivianoble

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Statement My practice is based upon analogue and digital

photography. Coming from Barnsley, a small Yorkshire

town, I am heavily influenced by the northern culture. My inspiration comes from the gritty streets and everyone within them. I like to capture the things most people

would over look and ignore. My photography focuses on

aesthetically unique and interesting people, who generally don’t seem to have a voice in this absurd society we are

living in. All of my work is in black and white as it suits the subject matter and expresses my work without the usual gimmicks you’d typically see. My practice is entitled ‘Grey Britain’.

Contact Blog: www.greybritainphotography.tumblr.com

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Statement I am a practitioner who works mainly in print, digital photography, film and drawing. I have explored an

everyday theme in this project, particularly looking at the visual language of children’s dreams. In this project, I

have collaborated through workshops with children and

their parents at Tropical World and at Woodlands Primary School, through exchange. My role was as an artist

(giving a concept to the children to create artwork with), an instructor (asking the children to do an activity) and

a presenter. The children expressed what their favourite

dreams were, and I developed these further into narrative drawings and mono-prints.

Contact Website: www.charlottenrowley.wordpress.com Email: chazbaz_2@hotmail.com

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Statement The visual content of the illustrations within my practice

are ever evolving. Using the ‘power of the pencil’, this has truly enabled me to envisage the crossover between my traditional and street influenced paintings. Having also

been heavily involved with numerous musical processes

alongside the visual aspects of my work, genres from my

music have assisted towards manipulation of my creative progressions.

My work is normally of a larger scale, which captures

movement, creating intricate facets that become coherent with my illustrations. Primarily using line work as my tool for incorporating content to my pieces, it also remains to

be my choice of colours that can affect the atmosphere of a piece.

Contact Website: www.davidrutter.wix.com/rutterart Sound Cloud: www.soundcloud.com/woig

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Statement The concept of ‘looking without seeing’ has always

interested me, and is the underlying theme connecting my previous projects together. My strengths are in the

‘making’ side of Interdisciplinary art, and this has resulted in many 3D pieces focusing on the specific use of colour and materials.

The research into my dissertation: The Evolution and

Augmentation of Facebook as a Mass Communication,

proved to be very important in my Final Major Project, and I have been working closely with Bauman’s theory that: ‘You are inclined to swap one identity for a ‘network of connections.’

I have been thinking about this in the most literal way

possible, using thread to explore the idea of a physical network of connections.

Contact Website: www.sjservice.wix.com/artanddesign

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Statement Throughout the use of photography I have documented and displayed stages of development and the

journeys undertaken. Through realised drawings and experimentation with metal and wood I create small intricate workings.

A physical, hands-on approach to materials and workshop

based methods has enabled me to construct ideas that will further enable my understanding of thought processes and future aspirations.

Much of my work is a reflection of adventures embarked upon and journeys undertaken; collecting artefacts and

displaying them within a different context. I have a longing to explore and document adventures, both physical and internal; examining pattern and repetitive processes.

Contact Website: www.matthewsilverstone.wix.com/matthew-

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Square One was a project that was undertaken by a few of us on the course. We were given the opportunity to respond to a brief produced by Andrew King. Andrew is a resident of Bradford, after having experience in living on the streets he invented the Square One board game in order to give homeless people the opportunity to talk about what might be going on in their lives with greater ease. The intentions of the board game were to encourage people to share personal stories and experiences in a less intense situation, as well as enjoyment in playing the game. Andrew wrote out a brief to enhance the aesthetic appeal of the game, we were given freedom to change whatever we wanted, as long as the morals of the game stayed the same. In order to generate inspiration and initial imagery for the board game the group organised

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a photography session with a set of homeless people. This session used disposable cameras in and around the streets of Bradford, documenting the sites and positions associated with homelessness. The images portrayed a dull and depressive tone and really opened our eyes as to how dangerous and bleak being homeless can be. Enhancing the design qualities using Photoshop and Illustrator we were able to keep the majority of the original features whilst changing the way it looked almost completely. As well as improving our skills in computer design, this project allowed us as practitioners to develop a professional relationship with people outside of college through regularly talking to the clients and finding out what they wanted paired with investigating into what colours and shapes worked best resulted in a design that both ourselves and the clients were happy with.

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Statement My practice is premised on a continuing and intimate

engagement with the idea of creating beautiful objects

out of waste or found materials. This process challenges current obsessions with built in obsolescence which are driven by the needs of the mass market to continually

produce and sell objects that are essentially the same. By investigating the creative potential of the discarded

materials I see my artistic practice as a direct philosophical challenge to the dominant consumer paradigms of the

modern era. I challenge and highlight the limitations of our current notions of what is considered beautiful.

Contact Website: www.julietaylor123.wordpress.com

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Statement My practice has become concerned with the relationship between object and subject, while exploring a variety of specific themes, in a non-object based manner. I work collaboratively and also independently in developing

projects both in the studio and out. Particularly interested in the role of performance based, interactive, and

participatory art, I dwell on the impact of public and

institutional spaces. While constantly challenging the place for my own work in current context, most prominently its

connection to feminism, I seek to explore the gap between contemporary and participatory art.

Contact Website: www.sarahtaylor92.wix.com/sarahtaylorart

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Terrain was a multimedia cross year exhibition held at Full Circle arts Warehouse on December 13th 2012, curated by BA (Hons) Art and Design Interdisciplinary students. The catalyst for the exhibition was the first brief of the third year, entitled ‘Design in Action’. The exhibition explored the vision and narrative of a group of artists in response to their current projects in relation to the theme Terrain. Responding to various sites was a key aspect of this with many artists taking inspiration from locations around Leeds and some from the exhibition space itself. The event was a showcase of what we do and a celebration of our creative community. The night was a big success attracting over 150 people. We had three fantastic bands playing on the night. The event provided an opportunity for all three years to contribute, exhibit work and interact. Twenty-seven artists exhibited in their work, including our course

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leader. Everyone involved offered skills, time, contacts and energy, which helped to make the event a success. Core Team: Kerri Butterworth (Project Manager), Matthew Silverstone (Curatorial) & Jade Ellis (Promotions and Marketing) Special thanks to: Anthony Thomas (Full Circle), Natalie Fyfe (catalogue), Sophie Gilbert (Finance), Chris Winter (Curatorial Support), Ed Lount (DIY and band connections), Zara Noble (Sign Creation), Lauren Robson (Photography), Emrys Mullins (DJ), The Afterhours Quintet (Band), King No One (Band), I Call Shotgun (Dj set).

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Statement My practice incorporates a variety of media; influencing

an interdisciplinary outcome. I often explore texture within my work, using photography as a form of documentation. I see my practice as a form of play, and often as a

scientific experiment, testing reactions between materials and ideas. The sense of touch is important within my

practice; I enjoy creating pieces my audience can engage with physically through their desire for touch. As an

interdisciplinary artist, I am not constrained by barriers

within the visual arts. I take a strong influence from Art

Education, and the benefits of learning through expression and experimentation, within a field where there is no right or wrong answer.

Contact Website: www.bethanytrunkfield.wix.com/artanddesign Email: bethtrunkfield@hotmail.com

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UNITY was an event circled around the screening of The North Sea Sessions film, organised and hosted by Sarah Taylor at Leeds College of Art. North Sea Sessions is the first original life style edit produced by the collective Vibe Productions. The production teams close circle of friends predominantly influences the edit with surfing as the main focus. The idea behind the edit was to illustrate a year in transit of a small group of urban surfers and their escapades and journeys of themselves and their friends. As the edit slowly evolved in terms of shot quality and variety, so too did the pragmatics of the film. The final edit concluded as an illustration highlighting a unity that can be created on the foundation of a common interest.

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Alongside the two film screenings, it was an opportunity for a group of artists to exhibit work in response to the theme of unity. The work of Sarah Taylor, Rosie Curtis & Stephanie Bryant, Paul Lawrence & Dan Horsman, Craig Kerrison and Martin Derbyshire was displayed in the Leeds College of Art Gallery. The artwork included Illustrations, interactive installations, video projection, sound pieces and oil painting. There was a live music set throughout the evening by local acoustic three piece band the Saxxons. Friendship bracelets handmade by Jennifer Crothers were on sale, with all proceeds going to the homeless, in the spirit of Unity. Sponsors: Futurist Sound and Lighting Ltd. Lead film editor: Martin Seddon Filming by: Martin Seddon, Oliver Whithouse, Tom Whitehouse

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Statement Darkness is a live experience, where we delve into a world

where vision is lost and perceptions are challenged. Within darkness we take a multi-sensory and imaginative journey. By continuing to develop interdisciplinary research

methods, using forensic, spatial and sensory analysis, my practice investigates the rituals and patterns of behaviour

when within a dark space. As well, with a strong influence from my theoretical study of darkness being a non-space .

With the fascination of interactive art/installation,

exploration of spaces, to additionally how they are

perceived, designing interactive experiments, involving audience participation and activities challenging perceptions, are what stimulate my practice.

Contact Website: kellymward17@gmail.com

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Statement “The internet is more life-changing than an alien invasion, and far more interesting than an Earth change. It’s here. Information is power. And, it’s the power not to build, but to dissolve what has been built – to dissolve the boundaries.”

-Terence McKenna The internet has become an everyday part of our lives,

it is considered by many to be an essential amenity. The internet takes up no space, and yet is infinitely gigantic

and while it is something that many of us use every day, how many of us understand how it works?

My work is contemplative of the future-particularly in

reference to science-fiction and the reality of the futures,

fears and hopes that are portrayed within in. This project explores our relationships with the internet, but also, the internet’s relationship with us.

Contact Website: www.cargocollective.com/josiewells Email: josiewells8@googlemail.com

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Statement Living in the Yorkshire countryside, I am surrounded

by the source of my inspiration. It is a landscape full of

open moors, dry stone walls, immense skies and hidden

wooded valleys. I work to find abstractions from the detail of texture, to create new forms and to capture the raw energy from this powerful landscape.

Contact Website: www.chrisdentonwinter.wordpress.com/

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Designed By Niall Cruickshank-Sutton and

Marty Edwards Leeds College of Art, Blenheim Walk, Leeds,

West Yorkshire LS2 9AQ

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Grit Art & Design Degree Show  

Leeds College of Art (UK) Art & Design (Interdisciplinary) BA (Hons) End of year degree yearbook

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