Archive for May, 2013

Degree Shows 2013

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

DOT TO DOT SHOW – A collection of work from Arts University Bournemouth Illustration Graduates

The Rag Factory, 16-18 Heneage Street, E1 5LJ, London

Tuesday 16th of July at a Private View, 6pm to 10pm.
The Space is then open from Wednesday the 17th to Saturday the 20th, 10am to 7pm daily.

The graduate Illustration students of Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) are bringing an innovative collection of contemporary work to The Rag Factory in Brick Lane, London.

The show will feature illustration in different medias, from traditional drawing and printmaking, to plush toys and animation. There will be a small shop selling work, such as cards, prints, books, pillows, T-shirts, badges, and other items. Running throughout the week there will be workshops open and free to the public. These will be run by the featured Illustrators, demonstrating their skills and techniques in areas such as book binding and toy making.

For a preview of some of the work please visit

For more information on the event please see Facebook or follow them on twitter @dottodotAUB


‘Well Said’ Camberwell BA Illustration Degree Show 2013

Camberwell College of Arts

Peckham Road



Monday 17 – Saturday 22 June 2013

Opening Times:

Monday 17 June: 6pm – 9pm

Tuesday 18 – Friday 21 June: 10am – 8pm.

Saturday 22 June: 11am – 5pm.

‘Well Said’ is the Camberwell BA(Hons) Illustration degree show 2013, which forms part of the Camberwell College of Arts Show 2013.

‘London College of Exhibitionists’ London College of Communication 2013 Degree Show

Show 3

London College of Communication

Elephant & Castle



Friday 21 – Friday 28 June 2013

Opening times:

Monday – Friday: 10am – 5pm.

Saturday: 11am – 4pm, Sunday Closed.

Show 3 of the London College of Communication graduate shows includes work by students from Animation, Design for Graphic Communication, Digital Media Design, Graphic & Media Design and Illustration.


Central Saint Martins Degree Show 2013

Show Two

Central Saint Martins

The Granary Building

1 Granary Square

King’s Cross



Wednesday 19 – Sunday 23 June 2013

Opening Times:

Wednesday 19 – Friday 21 June: 21pm – 8pm.

Saturday 22 – Sunday 23 June: 12pm – 6pm.

Show Two of the Central Saint Martins Degree Shows features both BA and MA courses such as BA Graphic Design, MA Communication Design and MA Creative Practice for Narrative Environment.

‘My Work’ 2013 Art & Design Degree Show, University of Bedfordshire

Campus Centre

University of Bedfordshire

Park Square



Thursday 6 June, 6pm – 9pm

The University of Bedfordshire Art and Design degree show. Demonstrating the use of laser cutters and 3D printing, the title of title of the show – my work – reflects the student centred nature of the University.

Kingston University Show 2013


Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture

Kingston University

Knights Park

Kingston Upon Thames


Sunday 16 June – Friday 21 June 2013

Opening times:

Sunday 16 June 1pm – 5pm

Monday 17 June – Thursday 20 June 1pm – 7pm

Friday 21 June 1pm – 5pm.

Tel: 020 8417 9000


The 2013 Undergraduate Degree Show for the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture at Kingston University. On display will be work that demonstrates the students’ readiness to question, shape and improve the world around them.

BA (Hons) Illustration and Animation

2013 Kingston University London Show

White Rabbit

471 – 473 The Arches

Dereham Place




Friday 28 June – Sunday 30 June

Opening times: 11am – 7pm


Greta Mikalauskaite, Middlesex University


University Middlesex London Art & Design Degree Show 2013

F Block

The Old Truman Brewery

91 Brick Lane

London E1

Saturday 8 June – Monday 10 June 2013

Saturday 8 June: 10am – 5.30pm

Sunday 9 – Monday 10 June: 10am – 7pm.

The annual Middlesex University Art and Design Degree show featuring work from Animation, Fine Art, Fashion, Graphic Design, Illustration, Photography, Interior Architecture, Furniture and Product Design.



UCA Maidstone Degree Show 2013

The Rag Factory

16 – 18 Heneage Street


E1 5LJ

Friday 31 May – Monday 3 June 2013.

Opening Times: 10.30am – 6pm

Spectrum is a show featuring final year students at the University for the Creative Arts at Maidstone, from across a wide range of courses, icluding Illustration and Graphic Design: Visual Communication.


2013 University Of East London Degree Show 2013


AVA Building
UEL Docklands Campus
Docklands DLR

E16 2RD

Friday 31 May – Sunday 2 June

Opening times: 6pm – 9pm.

The Illustration Combined programme graduate show 2013 is taking place during the major Art and Design 2013 showcase at the School of Arts and Digital Industries, part of the University of East London.

Degree Show 2013

Faculty of Arts, Plymouth University

Roland Levinsky Building

Peninsula Arts Gallery

Scott Building

Mills Bakery, Royal William Yard

Saturday 15 June – Wednesday 26 June 2013

Tel: +441752585020


Arts Degree Showcase for the Faculty of Arts at Plymouth University.

Manchester School of Art Degree Show 2013.

New Art School Building & Chatham Tower

Manchester School of Art

Manchester Metropolitan University

Cavendish Street


M15 6BR

Saturday 15 June – Wednesday 19 June 2013.

Opening times

Saturday and Sunday: 10am – 4pm.

Monday to Wednesday: 10am – 6pm.

The Degree Show celebrates the achievements and talents of final year students at the Manchester School of Art. The show is open to the public and will take place between 15 and 19 June 2013.

This is a particularly special year for the Manchester School of Art as they are celebrating their 175th Anniversary and moving into a brand new £34M Art School Building.


The Big Show

Faculty of Arts, Design and Technology Degree Show at The University of Derby 2013

University of Derby

Kedleston Road


DE22 1GB

Saturday 1 June – Tuesday 11 June 2013

Tel: +44 (0)1332 590500


The annual Degree Show at the University of Derby celebrates the work created by final year students in the Faculty of Arts, Design and Technology.

The Jackdaw

University of Worcester Illustration Show 2013

The Gallery at Foyles

Foyles Bookshop

113 – 119 Charing Cross Road



Monday 3 June – Saturday 15 June 2013

Taking place at The Gallery at Foyles Bookshop on Charing Cross Road, the exhibition will feature work from the students of the Worcester Illustration course.

UWE Creative Industries Degree Show 2013

Bower Ashton Campus

Kennel Lodge Road

off Clanage Road

Bower Ashton



Saturday 8 June – Thursday 13 June 2013

Opening times:

Saturday 8 June: 10am – 6pm.

Sunday 9 June: 10am – 4pm.

Monday 10 – Thursday 13 June: 10am – 8pm.


UWE’s annual Degree Show is showcasing the work of more than 500 graduates from the university’s BA(Hons) and MA Art, Design and Media courses.


Illustration by Benedict Blythe, UWE

Break a Lead

UWE Illustration – London Degree Show 2013.

F Block G5

The Old Truman Brewery

91 – 95 Brick Lane


E1 6QL

Thursday 27 June –  Monday 1 July 2013

Opening times:

Thursday 27 June: 6pm – 10pm

Friday 28 – Sunday 30: 10am – 7pm

Monday 1 July: 10am – 4pm.

Showcasing west country illustrators, Break a Lead are a collaboration of illustration graduates from UWE. On show will be a combination of work in response to various live briefs, competitions and personal projects. Featuring eclectic styles, varied themes, and diverse motifs.

Visual Science talk

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

VISUAL SCIENCE - Explored through the work of Adrian Holme and Christina Mitrentse

A discussion salon at The Devereux, 20 Devereux Court, Temple, London WC2R 3JJ

Monday 3 June 2013, 6.30pm to 10pm

Tickets on the door:  £6.50


Christina Mitrentse: Anomalous God Is Not Great No 1.

Alchemy was a system in which the symbolic, the visual, the ‘spiritual’ and the material (scientific) coexisted.  Adrian Holme, a lecturer, writer and artist with a science background in biology, looks at the moment when the alchemical approach gave way to modern science, relating this to a shift away from an integrated world-view to a progressive division between ‘art’ and ‘science’, favouring the precision of text over image as the preferred form of serious discourse. Adrian’s piece on Alchemy will feature in Varoom 22.

Artist Christina Mitrentse will discuss her drawings, sculptures and installations.  With influences dating back to a childhood immersed in her physicist father’s science library, her work creates a developing visual language which unites the symbolic, visual, spiritual and scientific.

Visual Science is part of a series of cross-disciplinary discussion events organised by ideas-matter-sphere.  The events bring together speakers and audiences to explore and discuss ideas in an informal environment, using a point of connection within each contributor’s work as a starting point.  The creative input of those present then directs the outcome.

Guest chairperson is Dr Sheena Calvert.  Sheena has an extensive knowledge of art and critical theory together with knowledge of philosophy and experience as a letterpress printmaker.

Booking is advisable: [email protected]

image:  Christina Mitrentse: Anomalous God Is Not Great No 1. Graphite powder, silver pencil, pastel powder,ink,chalk on paper, 260x260cm © mitrentse & dalla Rosa Gallery. Presented at London Art Fair- January 2013. Available to view at dalla Rosa Gallery

Steadman @ 77

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

1 May to 21 July 2013

The Cartoon Museum
35 Little Russell Street, London WC1A 2HH.
Telephone 0207 580 8155

Monday – Saturday, 10.30 – 17.30 including Bank Holidays, Sunday 12.00 – 17.30

AOI Patron, Ralph Steadman, is holding a retrospective of his work – Steadman @ 77.

Self portrait s

Ralph is one of the most important British illustrators of the last fifty years. He is famous for his long collaboration with the writer Hunter S. Thompson, most notably providing the illustrations for Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1971), and helping to create what has since become known as ‘Gonzo’ journalism. Steadman has attained a cult status in certain circles and has influenced many graphic and comic artists. His art has won him an international reputation and received numerous awards. His own illustrated books have been translated into several languages and his artwork has been exhibited around the world.

To celebrate his multifarious career (and his 77th birthday) the Cartoon Museum is mounting a major retrospective of his work over the last 50 years. It will feature over 100 original artworks.