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!

GRADUATE WORK: MDX HEALTH AND SAFTY

Shortly after graduating TARO QURESHI collaborated with students from Middlesex’s Illustration BA to create an animated health and safety video for the university. MDX Safety explains how to deal with hazards ranging from fires to food poisoning which students may encounter on campus;

Taro provided design work for the project while animation graduates GREG HOWARTH and ALEX CROWLEY brought the film to life.

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Find more of Taro’s work online;

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CHRISTMAS 2017

As Christmas comes ever nearer here’s a round up of some seasonable cards, commissions and illustrations by a selection of our students and graduates this festive season;

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MAYA PLETSCHER

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aSALOME PAPADPOULLOS

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AMBER COOPER-DAVIES

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CHARLIE JOHNSTON

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NICOLE COWAN

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ALEX MOORE (Graduate Academic Assistant)

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FREDRIK EDEN 

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(this illustration was commissioned by Infinitum for the most recent issue of the Norwegian magazine Julehefter to help raise awareness for recycling)

THOUGHT BUBBLE 2016

Leeds’ Though Bubble festival is one of the UK’s biggest independent comics and arts festival. With hundreds of exhibitors ranging from Illustrators, comic book artists and small press publishers it’s a fantastic showcase of talent from all areas of the industry.

This year a number of our students, graduates and staff were exhibiting at this year’s con;

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WIKTORIA, SHAZLEEN and HENRY are currently studying at Middlesex. Between them they have self published a number of independent comics.

WIKTORIA RADKIEWICZ

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SHAZLEEN KHAN

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HENRY MATA

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JESSICA LIM graduated from Middlesex’s illustration BA in 2013. ‘Jessica Lim is JESSICAXYL, a UK-based illustrator. She loves drawing food and animals, and is big into cute culture and bright colours. She is currently freelancing and working on her first fictional comic, Bao & Pom.’

JESSICA LIM

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graduate group THE DRAWN CHORUS COLLECTIVE were represented over the weekend by FRED CAMPBELL, AMBER COOPER-DAVIES, ALEX MOORE, SUMMER DU PLESSIS, CHARLOT KRISTENSEN, MICHAEL O’BRIEN and BEN HENDY. Composed of 19 multi-disaplantary illustrators they have produced a number of book and crafts and were also selling items produced by individual memebers.

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