Degree Show Talentspotters Wanted

It’s degree show season again. In order to cover as many as possible, CR is once more looking for volunteers to attend degree shows in your town or city and recommend the most interesting work

It’s degree show season again. In order to cover as many as possible, CR is once more looking for volunteers to attend degree shows in your town or city and recommend the most interesting work

Last year, we appealed for readers’ help in covering as many degree shows as possible and, thanks to you, it was a great success. So we’re doing it again this time.

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, we would like your 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.

We will then publish your recommendations here on the CR website as part of our degree show coverage, alongside reviews from CR staff.

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 patrick.burgoyne@centaur.co.uk 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).

Many of the shows are listed here

Happy talentspotting!

Pink Floyd fans may recognise the cover of our June issue. It’s the original marked-up artwork for Dark Side of the Moon: one of a number of treasures from the archive of design studio Hipgnosis featured in the issue, along with an interview with Aubrey Powell, co-founder of Hipgnosis with the late, great Storm Thorgerson. Elsewhere in the issue we take a first look at The Purple Book: Symbolism and Sensuality in Contemporary Illustration, hear from the curators of a fascinating new V&A show conceived as a ‘walk-in book’ plus we have all the regular debate and analysis on the world of visual communications.

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