BEGINNINGS AND ENDINGS

From now until March 12th the Illustration BA will be exhibiting work from their new show ‘Beginnings and Endings’  with The Poetry Society  at their Covent Garden Poetry Cafe. This year the exhibition features illustrations and imagery inspired by literature’s greatest opening and closing lines. Drawing from writing by the likes of Sylvia Plath, Thomas Pynchon, Ray Bradbury and J.G. Ballard our students and staff have created an eclectic body of work featuring lino prints, watercolour paintings and more. Scroll down to see just a sample of what’s on show.

Chloe Smith

‘Most really pretty girls have pretty ugly feet, and so does Mindy Metalman, Lenore notices, all of a sudden.’

CHLOE SMITH

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Ben Hendy

‘Mr. Jones, of the Manor Farm, had locked the hen-houses for the night, but was too drunk to remember to shut the pop-holes.’

George Orwell, Animal Farm

BEN HENDY  (GAA)

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Antria Sofroniou

‘He was an old man who fished alone in a skiff in the Gulf Stream and he had gone eighty-four days now without taking a fish.’

-Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea

ANTRIA SOFRONIOU

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Charlie Johnston

 ‘It was not till they had examined the rings that they recognized who it was.’

– Oscar Wilde,  The Picture of Dorian Grey

CHARLIE JOHNSTON

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Valentina Parmiggiano

‘It was a pleasure to burn.’

-Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

VALENTINA PARMIGGIANO

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Summer Du Plessis

‘It was a queer, sultry summer, the summer they electrocuted the Rosenbergs, and I didn’t know what I was doing in New York.’

-Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

SUMMER DU PLESSIS

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Daniel Haskett

‘It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.’

-A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens

DANIEL HASKETT (print tutor)

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Wiktoria Radkiewicz

It was a queer, sultry summer, the summer they electrocuted the Rosenbergs, and I didn’t know what I was doing in New York.’

-Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

WIKTORIA RADKIEWICZ

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Imogen Dale

‘We each owe a death, there are no exceptions, I know that, but sometimes, oh God, the Green Mile is so long.’

-Stephen King, The Green Mile

IMOGEN DALE

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Nicole Cowan

‘A screaming comes across the sky.’

-Thomas Pynchon, Gravity’s Rainbow

NICOLE COWAN

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Matt Ingram

‘It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.’

-George Orwell, 1984

MATT INGRAM

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Kate Simpson

‘Crossing frontiers is my profession.’

-J.G. Ballard, Cocaine Nights

KATE SIMPSON

Paul Barritt

‘For a long time I used to go to bed early.’

-Proust, Remembrance of Things Past

PAUL BARRITT (animation tutor)

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molly howard-foster

‘When I finally caught up with Abraham Trahearne, he was drinking beer with an alcoholic bulldog named Fireball Roberts…’

-James Crumley, The Last Good Kiss

MOLLY HOWARD-FOSTER

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Robyn Foreman

‘It’s funny. Don’t ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody.’

-J.D. Salinger, Catcher in the Rye

ROBYN FORMAN

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Alexandra Surugiu‘The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.’

-George Orwell, Animal Farm

ALEXANDRA SURUGIU

Shazleen Kahn‘There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it.’

-C.S. Lewis, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

SHAZLEEN KHAN

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Wiktoria Wiktoria Radkiewicz2

‘There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it.’

-C.S. Lewis, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

WIKTORIA RADKIEWICZ

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‘Very few castaways can claim to have survived so long at sea as Mr. Patel, and none in the company of an adult Bengal tiger’

-Yann Martel, Life of Pi

ALEX MOORE (GAA)

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Jamie Pryor

‘It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen’

-George Orwell, 1984

JAMIE PRYOR

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Yurina Shimoju

‘The old man was dreaming about the lions’

-Earnest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea

YURINA SHIMOJU

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(Photos courtesy of the Poetry Society)

 

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