(Not Just) Another Student Auction

This crate, customised by Research Studios is one of a number of pieces to be auctioned in aid of Ravensbourne students’ degree show
This, it seems, is the year of the student auction. Back in March we reported on UCA’s Beg, Steal or Borrow event. Lincoln students were quick to jump in and claim the idea for themselves as they were about to host their second Design Auction, which we also covered last year. Now Ravensbourne is joining in the fun with Blank Canvas


This crate, customised by Research Studios is one of a number of pieces to be auctioned in aid of Ravensbourne students’ degree show

This, it seems, is the year of the student auction. Back in March we reported on UCA’s Beg, Steal or Borrow event. Lincoln students were quick to jump in and claim the idea for themselves as they were about to host their second Design Auction, which we also covered last year. Now Ravensbourne is joining in the fun with Blank Canvas

The Ravensbourne event takes the idea in a slightly different direction: students on the BA (hons) Design for Moving Image Design and Graphic Design courses have sent their “favourite designers and illustrators packages containing random items (which could be anything from an old teapot, to a skateboard, to a vintage suitcase). They will then be asked to customise these items in any way they see fit. These masterpieces will then be collected and put in a silent auction on the 30th of April at the Vibe Bar on Brick Lane.” Funds raised will go to support the costs of their degree show plus a percentage will also go to Artists in Residence, an initiative run by the Whitechapel Gallery which places artists in schools on one year residencies.

Among the customised lots will be this ukulele by Bob London:

A skateboard by Designers Anonymous:

This vase by Hellovon:

Two pieces by Kerry Roper, a hubcap:

And a skateboard:

A teapot from Supermundane:

For more info on Blank Canvas, go here

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