Thursday, 19 July 2018

Dr Maureen O'Neill & Dr Bob Wright



Bob and Maureen are retiring this summer - off to pursue new beginnings after many years working at the School of Art and Design. Both have been fundamental in the development and continued success of the Illustration Course.
We love them and will miss them dearly but wish them every success.

  




Graduation 2018



More photos from Graduation. Do keep in contact with us so we can share your all your successes.











Congratulations to all our GRADUATES!!!

To all the graduates this year; WELL DONE, and many congratulations on the achievements you have earned.















Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Livy Nelson MA Illustration student wins a Santander Mobility Award!

I feel extremely fortunate that I was one of the lucky winners of the Santander Mobility Award! This award gave me the funding I needed to visit the Swiss Alps, home to the origin of our modern love of mountains.



I decided visited Grindelwald, a village under the North-Face of the famous Eiger mountain.
I thought this would be an ideal are to do observational drawing of mountains. I wasn't wrong. I was only there for 3 nights and honestly wanted to stay there for ever. I even stared planning my return after visiting a bar called Avocado and deciding that this would be the ideal place for me to work.

Incase you're curious, this is what I wrote for my submission:
I am currently studying my MA in Illustration where I am exploring mountains and our relation to them through the sublime. This project came from a love of the mountains themselves and I am drawing on my own experience having spent a part of my life in the French and Italian Alps.

However, it has been some time since I was there and I am relying on memory as well as second hand research to connect with my project. It would be extremely beneficial at this point, to be able to revisit them with my project in mind so that I may gain more clarity and observations surrounding the sublime. I plan on making observational drawings of the mountains themselves, as well as taking note of my own emotional state.
I am grateful for the opportunity to apply for funding as I have looked at costs and I would not be able to afford this journey on my own. I have calculated that it would cost approximately £730, this includes return flights, return train transfer from Zurich to Grindelwald and accommodation in Grinderlwald. I know that this opportunity will allow me to develop my studies by allowing myself to be immersed within the mountains and perhaps experience that extreme emotional point we know as the sublime. 

Here are some of the sketchbook observations I made whist I was in Grindelwald, that will now inform the final stages of my MA Illustration Major Project:

  
  

  

  


Monday, 9 July 2018

Pompey Illustration @ New Designers 2018



Well done to all our students attending New Designers, your hard work really paid off and there were some great successes;

Congratulations to Carl for his recognition by Pentland, possible artist in residence position and offer of an internship at Hallmark. Well done (and good luck) to Candy for her interview and contact to follow up, shout outs as well to Darcie who has interest from River Island and to Josie whose pop up book received recognition.











Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Illustration Student Wins Visual Culture Award

I am pleased to announce that Amber Redford has won the Visual Culture Award for the best dissertation of 2017/18. The prize award is £150.

Friday, 29 June 2018

University of Portsmouth Collection Awards

I am pleased to announce that a number of our Graduates' Illustration work has been selected for the University of Portsmouth Collection. This is the university's archive of student work, housed in the library. A selection panel chose the awards winners from the School of Art and Design Graduate Showcase. The following will receive a purchase prize of £500. Well Done.
Megan Macdonald       
Alex Sodinca
Georgie Underwood   
Carl Thompson
 
















New Designers 2018

Our Illustration Graduates will be showcasing their work at New Designers Exhibition, Business Design Centre, London from Wednesday 4th July to Saturday 7th July 2018
All invited - see the following link for show/ticket info 
https://www.newdesigners.com/visiting/

Monday, 11 June 2018

Clare Teare, Illustration MA student gives a talk in Shanghai

Clare Teare - currently one of our MA Illustration students, has just given a talk about her MA project and research at the The Materials Development Association (MATSDA) annual conference in Shanghai, China.
"The conference will be co-hosted by MATSDA and the Shanghai Center for Research in English Language Education. The conference theme is “L2 Teacher Development through Materials Development”. We welcome language teachers, researchers, and educators at all levels around the world to participate in this event."
https://www.matsda2018.com/


Clare is researching Accessible EAP (English for academic purposes) via a set of illustrated animated gifs that can be used in a classroom or VLE, illustrating commonly misused academic English linking words and phrases. The aim is to engage international students from a predominantly Asian background and facilitate the correct use of common linking words and phrases in EAP. She is researching whether animated gifs help to facilitate learning and correct use of formal written English words and phrases?