Monday, 30 May 2016

Alumni - Amber Hudson-Peacock

Hello, lovely to see you all at the degree show yesterday! Just thought I'd share with you a couple of pieces I've been working on recently. The illustrations you see below were selected to go on sale in a local art shop called Sowley in Canterbury! Three have been framed and are up on their wall (to be sold this way) and the rest are being sold unframed.


As you can see, the theme of bees has followed me out of uni!

I've also been lucky enough to gain my first professional commission, again with a local bee company who sell beekeeping equipment. Below, you'll find a link to my website which shows a few examples of what I produced and worked on for six months.

I produced four sets of twelve greetings card and bookmark designs. I decided to showcase my best and favourite work.http://amber-j-illustrates.wix.com/a-j-illustrations#!gallery/c2269

Thanks, Amber Hudson-Peacock



Friday, 27 May 2016

Students’ talent on display in shop window


The students’ artwork is displayed in Southsea Rock on Marmion Road. They teamed up with shop owner Linzi Kelly to gain experience of working with a local business and taking their products to market.

Linzi said: “This partnership has given students the opportunity to think about packaging and pricing their work for retail. It has been very enjoyable to collaborate with such talented students and a pleasure to see their finished products.”The students’ artwork is displayed in Southsea Rock on Marmion Road. They teamed up with shop owner Linzi Kelly to gain experience of working with a local business and taking their products to market.

Linzi said: “This partnership has given students the opportunity to think about packaging and pricing their work for retail. It has been very enjoyable to collaborate with such talented students and a pleasure to see their finished products.”

Student Emily Allison produced a fold-out book called Hello Portsmouth that displays Portsmouth’s cultural heritage through its iconic landmarks and seaside identity, while Corine Davies created work that she hoped would capture the Southsea vibe.

Senior lecturer Claire Sambrook, from the School of Creative Technologies, helped organise the project as part of a professional practice unit on the students’ course. She said: “It is vital for our students to work in a commercial sense and Linzi has offered invaluable advice on how to price up, display and sell their work.”




http://www.port.ac.uk/uopnews/2016/05/24/students-talent-on-display-in-shop-window/

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Naomi Price - Altered books


You may have seen some of the fabulous displays of artists’s books and books from the library collections in the cabinets opposite the Eldon Art Shop. Well, 2nd year illustration student, Naomi Price, created one of her own. The library is always reviewing its book stock, replacing old editions with new, and Naomi took advantage of this in sourcing books for her project. She told us, “I’m currently doing a project on ‘book works’ and looking at the life of stars and how information and light travels and so am interested in working with old books and old information.” You can see an image of her work here. “The coloured patches are burnt copper and there are descriptions of how a star is formed in the space between the pages.” We are delighted to see the end result so thank you for sharing it with us Naomi.


If you want to see more examples of student work, don’t miss the CCi Graduate Show which starts with the preview this Friday. Good luck those of you taking part! You can catch the latest display of Mail Art in the Eldon cabinets too – another joint venture with the library. There is even more in the Illustration studio. Find out more on Twitter @UniPortCCI.



Designs on library books
http://www.liblog.port.ac.uk/blog/2016/05/16871/

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Friday, 6 May 2016

Emma Nicol - Alumni

A wonderful film of Emma and her work.

Island City Stories http://www.islandcitystories.co.uk/
A collaborative project between students and staff in The Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries (CCI), University of Portsmouth and local independent businesses and community groups in Portsmouth.Students from BA Film Production have been paired up with local businesses and each of their stories are told through film.The theme for 2016 is Portsmouth's creative industries sector. 18 groups have worked with 18 different creative businesses since January 2016.

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Preview of Graduate Show Promotion 2016

The posters and flyers designed by MA Illustration student, Helene Dollie, have arrived for this year's Graduate Show! Now it's time to spread them around...

Private View is on Friday 27th May
More information to follow.