Successful MA Illustration exhibition

The Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries shares news of the successful exhibition, ‘Masters of Illustration’, that included work from the University of Portsmouth graduates.

Masters of Illustration was hosted in Coastguard Studio from November 1st – 2nd, featuring an arranged group exhibition viewing the final projects of MA Illustration graduates.  The event included an award ceremony to celebrate student successes.

The exhibition presented an amazing range of projects including an exploration of creativity, toys, VR installation, illustrative textiles, sculpture, environmental projects, games with meaning and artist’s books. To raise the money to run the exhibition, they held a Fundraiser at Coastguard Studio and managed to raise close to £290.

MA Illustration offers students the opportunity to question, develop and reflect upon their own practice by exploring both traditional and innovative techniques. Through a negotiated project they are encouraged to define the role of a creative practitioner in a broad social, political and historical context. Students consider the question, ‘What is illustration?” and seek to redefine their own work in this context and cross traditional boundaries associated with this practice. A strong social awareness ethos underpins the course enabling students to develop a unique voice within the wider creative industries.

Livy Nelson’s work on Mountains and the Sublime

Recognition for award winning MA Illustration Students:

Livy Nelson for winning a Santander Travel Award which supported her project on the Mountains and the Sublime.

Beth Frost for winning the University Art Collection Award. Presented by Roisin Gwyer.

Orla Crean for winning the Student Achievement Award. She was invited to write a paper about her research and development of her student project Catalysts For Creativity in the international Journal of Illustration.

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