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Monday, 26 June 2017

LOOK at your city - exhibition at the ASPEX Gallery

Jonathan Scott currently studying MA Illustration is part of an exhibition at the Aspex Gallery which starts on Thursday the 29th and runs through to Saturday the 1st July

It's an exhibition exploring Portsmouth's architecture through the eyes of various practitioners based in and around Portsmouth. The exhibition is supported and funded by Arts council England and is part of Naty Lopez-Holguin's residency at the Aspex Gallery 

The Private view is on Thursday the 29th running from 6pm to 8pm.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Alumni News - Neequaye's latest street art project featured in The Guardian on Sunday

Artist Neequaye Dreph Dsane paints huge, beautiful pictures that celebrate black women’s stories in London

(Following excerpt from The Guardian)

London-based Ghanaian artist Neequaye Dreph Dsane has been busy adorning the capital’s walls with large, beautifully painted images of women of African and Caribbean origin as part of his You Are Enough series. The 43-year-old street artist aims to inspire and celebrate “amazing women who are not given the visibility they deserve”, by utilising the power of a very public art form to shine a light and empower. “Through the paintings and subjects’ backstories, I am paying tribute to ordinary women who do extraordinary work for the betterment of their communities and society,” he says.

To read the article click this link:


Alumni News - Well done Jade!

Well done Jade!

(Following excerpt from A+ C Studios website)

A+C Studios is delighted to announce a new member of the A+C family, in the form of an addition to our growing director roster.

Jade Spranklen is a 2D animation director and visual artist who goes by the gothic pseudonym, Sprankenstein. A doodler since a young age, Jade graduated with a First Class Illustration degree from Portsmouth University of Art and Design.

Hailing originally from London, Jade has quickly become a big part of the thriving creative scene in Margate. Jade’s wildly imaginative, often spooky style has become her trademark, with her projects often steering toward dark themes and twisted fairytales.

Much of Jade’s video work is 2D illustrated elements which animate over the top of live action shot video, which is a style that’s extremely popular at the moment; particularly with branded content for social media. She also creates wholly 2D animations that often feature unique flowing flourish style elements and transitions.

Being based in Margate means that Jade can work at the studio in a reactive way – available to jump on board to direct and illustrate on projects very quickly.

Her work has been featured by many major brands such as Levi’s and Dr Martens. She has also created work for global ASOS social media campaigns. Jade is heavily involved with creative work for the music industry, producing animation for lyric videos by artists such as Kygo and Benjamin Francis Leftwich.

Jade commented,

“I’m really excited to join A+C. Margate is an inspirational place to be at the moment and it’s amazing to be here doing what I’m passionate about – illustration and animation. I think my style will really compliment the work being done by the studio and I’m already getting stuck in directing some great projects.”

A+C Producer Russell Jamieson said:

“We’ve all been big fans of Jade’s work for a while and were really happy with the work she did on a couple of recent collaborations, so it feels great to now be formally representing her. Jade’s unique style brings something new and exciting to A+C and I’m really looking forward to working with her again on upcoming commercial projects.”

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Congratulations Bo !

Well done to alumni from BA and MA illustration Bo Sun Lam.

"I've just won the Champion of Hong Kong International Art Festival 2017 run by the Hong Kong International Exchange of Art and Culture Association."

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Degree Show Private View

Congratulations to all our students taking part in the degree show and thank you to everyone who attended the private view last Friday.

The show is open to the pubic all this week (5th - 9th June 2017) from 10 am to 4pm, and can be found on the third floor (North wing) Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth PO1 2DJ.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Congratulations to Rainatu - ACA World Championships

We are really excited for Rainatu who has been chosen as one of twenty students to go forward to this championship. Good luck to her from the staff and students. To participate, Rainatu passed a qualifying Adobe Certified Associate Illustrator exam in one of the two Qualifying Rounds and became eligible for the invitation to the UK & Ireland Final.

The UK & Ireland Regional Final of the 2017 ACA World Championship will be held at the Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High St, Kensington, London W8 6AG, United Kingdom on June 14, 2017. The event will see finalists compete in a design challenge where they will be given instructions, project requirements, and assets to complete a real–world design challenge using Adobe Creative Cloud software.

ACA World Championship 2017
The Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) World Championship is a global competition that identifies and honours the next generation of design professionals using Adobe software.

In 2017 one student will win the trip of a lifetime to represent the UK & Ireland at the final round of the Championship at Disneyland, California in July.

This is the fifth year of the ACA World Championship which has already seen great participation from across the UK & Ireland. In 2016 finalists from universities around the UK & Ireland competed at the ACA World Championship UK & Ireland Final. Lily Wilson from Hornsea School was crowned 2016 UK & Ireland Champion and represented the region at the ACA World Championship Final in Orlando, Florida.