Wanted: degree show talent-spotters
A selection of invitations to this year's degree shows
It's degree show season again. In order to cover as many as possible, CR is looking for volunteers to attend degree shows in your town or city and recommend the most interesting work
Each year, we cover as many degree shows as we can here on the CR website but there are only a handful of us. Time and money dictates that we cannot travel the length and breadth of the UK visiting every degree show. So, this year, we thought we would appeal to our readers for help.
We are looking for volunteers to cover any visual communications-related degree shows, whether BA, MA or any other level. We can't pay you, sorry, but we're hoping people will enjoy the experience. All we need you to do is to go along to the show of your choosing, photograph or otherwise gather images of the work you think is the most interesting and write a line or two on why you think that particular work is of note, making sure you credit the students involved and providing links to any relevant web addresses.
This invitation to the First Year Graphic Design Show at Kingston was written in the form of a film script personalised for CR editor Patrick Burgoyne
We will then publish your recommendations here on the CR website as part of our degree show coverage, alongside reviews from CR staff members.
If you are interested in taking part, please leave a comment below with an email address and the show or town/city you are interested in attending, or email us direct at email@example.com and we will contact you. Please do not put yourself forward to review shows with which you have a direct professional link (if you're an alumnus, that's fine, but no tutors or visiting lecturers etc please)
There's a very useful list of all the shows here
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Manchester School of Art & Design
I'd be keen to cover the visual communication show at The Glasgow School of Art, get in touch!
I'm visiting Salford degree show tonight wednesday 13th june 2012. Also visiting Bolton degree tomorrow but I'm a part time lecturer at this one so it would just be Salfords show I could review.
Work-load permitting, I intend to visit the Leeds College of Art and Design this week. If I do so i'll collect some images for you.
I am actually attending a Degree Exhibition for Graphic Media Students from Colchester Institute this evening. We received an invite from them at work and I volunteered to go, will be happy to take photos and do a small review for you! The degree show is called 'Make do and Mend' - this is their facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Make-Do-Mend-2012/180132068780007, and a blog post I found relating to it: http://hannahyapp.co.uk.
Let me know if i's of interest!
Hi, I'm an alumni of the University of Sunderland and I'll be visiting both their degree show and Northumbria University. I would be happy to do this for you. My email address is email@example.com
Thanks to everyone who has responded so far. We will be in touch shortly
Planning to go to the cardiff school of art and design show this evening and will happily report back if it would be of assistance.
I can cover Falmouth degrees shows in Cornwall, on both woodlane and Tremough campus!
I'm a first year student but will be going to the 3rd Year Graphic Design show at University College Falmouth tomorrow and will review my favourite pieces for my blog.
I realise you'll probably want contributors with more experience but if you would like me to pass on my blog post about their work I'd be very happy for it to be included!
I'll be visiting the Manchester School of Art's degree show next week, along with the University of Chester Art School's "Untitled" degree show. I'll crack my camera & notebook out!
I would love to. I live in Worcester and graduated with a degree in graphic design in 2004. Since then I have gained 8 years commercial experience working for various companies as a graphic designer and brand manager. I also work for myself selling my illustrations and design all my own brand and marketing material for my illustrations and art business.
Let me know if there's anyhting I can help with in this area.
I wernt to the Kingston first year degree show last night it was brilliant. We collected photos and interviews that Is destined for a spread in our magazine watchmepivot. Could forward them onto you in the meantime.
I've just finished the Camberwell, Chelsea, Wimbledon (CCW) foundation diploma (my specialism being graphic design) and have loads of images from the graphic design and illustration specialisms. I'm not sure if you'd be interested, as it was a foundation show, but I see you have the invitation photographed in the image at the top of the page. If so, contact me !
LCC all day son.
Hi Patrick, thanks for showing my invite. Can you please have the photo credited? Full info on my invite here -
I will do Staffordshire university as am going there anyway if you want...
I'll do Salford ...
Thanks again to everyone who has volunteered their services - we will be in touch with all of you. Paul, that's been added
I'd be interested in doing the Manchester School of Art, though can't guarantee being there for the opening night.
I am a current (but not exhibiting) student from the University of Ulster, I would love to review the graduate Art & Design show for the folks at CR.
I can cover any london degree shows. I am currently a Graphic Design student at Central Saint Martins but thoroughly intrigued to see the others throughout london as well as all the UAL shows. I previously studied Architecture BSc at WSA, Cardiff and recently been helping current third years prepare their work so have some experience in that respect, as well as visiting several Graphic Design and Illustration degree shows last year. I would enjoy the opportunity and be happy to help.
would you be interested in some coverage in the US? if so, i would love to.
I'm planning on taking a trip to the National College of Art & Design Degree Show in Dublin if that's of any interest?
I have reviewed University of Lincoln's Graphic Design show (53 Degrees North) on my blog if that helps...
Two posts because there was so much great work! But I can narrow it down to my top picks if you would like? Let me know.
I'm visiting UCS degree show in Ipswich this weekend, would gladly write a review of it for you
Being two ex Kingston students we're a little sceptical about the Kingston 'Pilot' invite when we received it? Two years ago we approached Tony Davidson for a book crit with exactly the same idea/execution, to which he responded by writing a script back. Hopefully it's a complete coincidence and not something they heard down the student union and adapted. After all it is a show to demonstrate the originality of ideas. Right?
A very big well done to all involved in the Aberdeen College end of year show, I was amassed at the standards of this year’s work in particular the work of Paul Mullen (Akiro) well worth taking a look at this young man's website, great to see such strong talent coming out of Aberdeen.
Bournemouth's show in July?
Saw the Slade dagree show. Did a brief review here: http://www.sodiumarts.wordpress.com. Happy to see more.
I'd be happy to cover Gray's School of Art (Aberdeen) degree show, where I'm a 3rd year Visual Communications student. A link to some of the work from previous years: http://www.rgu.ac.uk/areas-of-study/subjects/art-and-design/degree-show/previous-degree-shows/2010-degree-show-galleries/visual-communication/visual-communication-gallery Please email if interested.
I'd love to cover the University College Falmouth degree and MA shows. I'm a studio manager at a design company in Cornwall, and also studied my MA at Falmouth. I'm in the process of starting a photographic blog for people to sift through work I find interesting and find inspiration for new projects.
We are planning on going along to University of Leeds 'Reveal' show this evening. Just email and me know if you would like us to cover it. Thanks!
Myself and my good friends David and Theo are students at NUCA. We'd love to cover the NUCA shows if we could!
Nottingham Trent University, at D&AD New Blood, New Designers or come along for some free drinks for a night of pure trent graphics at
LFH, 203 Eversholt Street, London, NW1 1BU.
Friday 29th June, 6.30 - 9.30
Hi. Don't know if you're still looking for reviewer types but if it's any use I visited the Leeds College of Art show and wrote a few bits and pieces about my favourite work here (they start 2 posts down on the page): http://unsubstantiatedrumours.tumblr.com/
I went to Arts University College Bournemouth and had a really good long look around all the final shows there, they're fantastic! Way better than when I was there about 10 years ago - a really high standard. Please get in touch if you want to know more, some really creative and encouraging stuff there.
Had a little look around Swindon and was pleasantly surprised http://www.sugarway.com/blog/gowest/
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