GRADUATE WORK: TRANSITCENTER

Graduate MAX HALTON was recently commissioned by TRANSITCENTER, a New York based foundation set up to enhance urban mobility, to produce a series of illustrations for their website showing how the buses can keep up to speed with the city.
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Transitcenter are helping update the NYC bus system to cope with the over  2.5 million people using the service. Max’s illustrated “Turnaround: Fixing New York City’s Buses” which deals with Transitcenter’s solutions to the issues and  “Who’s on Board 2016: What todays riders teach us about transit that works”, looking at the different people using the system.
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GRADUATE NEWS: SKY PORTRAIT ARTIST OF THE YEAR

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Graduate TARO QURESHI (2015) is one of just 54 artists competing in this year’s Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year. The program is currently airing on Sky Arts and we are delighted to say that Taro made it through the first heat to the second round with his portrait of actor and singer Raleigh Ritchie. Hundreds of artists applied to be part of the program and the final winner will receive a £10,000 commission to paint tv presenter and comedian Graham Norton.

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Find more of Taro’s work online;

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GRADUATE NEWS: ROYAL WATERCOLOUR SOCIETY

Graduate FAY BROWN  has been selected for this year’s annual ROYAL WATERCOLOUR SOCIETY  exhibition. The RWS is the oldest and most prestigious watercolour society in the world and regularly showcases the best in water-based media. As well as being part of this year’s show, Fay has also been awarded the RWS prize for her painting ‘Pak Choi’ and the piece will be featured on the exhibition’s invitation, posters, launch material and the Bankside Gallery’s external banner.

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The exhibition will be on display at Bankside Gallery, Thames Riverside, 48 Hopton Street, London, SE1 9JH, from 3-15 March.

Find more of Fay’s work online;

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PREVIEW: HIGH SPEC

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From February 3rd to 26th the WALTHAMSTOW VILLAGE WINDOW GALLERY will be hosting HIGH SPEC, an exhibition showcasing a selection of innovative, award winning work by  some of our recent graduates.

Illustration has come to the forefront of London’s creative industries in recent years and this show presents award winning work highlighting the quality, energy and breadth of inventiveness of its young practitioners. The ten graduates on show hail from the BA (Hons) course at Middlesex University. They all have their own visual language but are joined by a love of storytelling. Chloe Smith’s beautiful and lurid images tell the tale of how Antwerp got its name, Nakim Brown unfolds the history of the universe in a glowing graphic novel, and Summer Du Plessis unpicks Bowie’s Star Man in luminous print.
 
Awarded a D&AD prize for best show at New Blood, the exhibition includes risographs, drawings, screen prints, linocuts and digital paintings. The Illustration course at Middlesex is studio based and aims to bring out the individuality of each student. The work here reflects the high quality its graduates are recognised for. Included in the exhibition are: CHLOE SMITHNAKIM BROWN, ELLA GINN, DERVLA LEONARD, CHARLES JOHNSTON, SUMMER DU PLESSIS, NICOLE COWAN, MATT INGRAM, JASMINE BRADY, TARO QURESHI.

 

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Join us on Thursday February 9th from 7-9 pm for a ‘meet the artists’ drinks reception but remember to dress for the weather as this is a largely outdoor event. Warmth provided by the good company and glow of the window display!