Talent-spotters: Sunderland

Sunderland’s Degree Show this year proved an eclectic mix, with silversmithing, fashion, interior design and animation, to name but a few, all packed into one space…

Sunderland’s Degree Show this year proved an eclectic mix, with silversmithing, fashion, interior design and animation, to name but a few, all packed into one space. Livija Dale attended the opening night to snap us some pics of the best work.

Gordon Cable really stole the show on the Jewellery and Silversmithing front. Amazing use of creating typography with metal, then exploring a physical manifestation of the rabbit hole in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

Charlotte Hirst’s pieces caught my eye with their vibrant colours and bold shapes, and become even more interesting once you realise they’re based on Pythagoras’ theorem and the Fibonacci sequence.

Petra Bartosova’s work is very conceptual; Mindspace is an experimental piece focusing on how thoughts can be perceived and created in a virtual space. She utilises dynamic typography and motion graphics to explore textural thoughts to great effect.

Jamie Sparkes’ Origami Tweet project creates a physical version of Twitter, where people write their tweets to friends and family, which are then folded into the shape of the signature Twitter bird. An interesting alternate look at social networking.

Teodora Nedyalkova’s work has a dream-like feel to it. In Sacred Geometry she explores geometric forms found throughout nature and in religion.

Neil McKenzie’s project Characterising Creativity saw him explore the meaning of creativity. His work also displays some nice branding projects for Crystal Glass catering.

Faye Robertson has a unique and intricate style, mixing bold and dull colours together to create a very old-world feel. It’s interesting to see her application of illustration to textiles, showing the different ways her style can be utilised.

You can see more of the students’ work here.

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