Several 2019 BA Design graduates from Goldsmiths (Jaspar Rogers, Xanthe Cook, Aaron Panesar, Miki Chiu, Lily McCraith, Maria Hardy, Miki Wong, Declan Pitts, Kiril Sapundzhiev, Maria Elges and Kate Mason) are amongst exhibitors, showing a diverse range of work grappling with themes from beauty standards to political engagement, using tools ranging from combat sports to tinkling bells.
A documentary film by Amy Clegg (BA Design 2019) will be screened on 1 October at the Bolton Film Festival as part of the Student Documentary block. Amy’s film (and graduation project from Goldsmiths), titled “If I Get Like That Just Shoot Me”, looks into the ever-widening gap between the perception and reality of informal care for the elderly.
Burning Salt, a musical project led by MA Design and Innovation alumni Hannah Hull, have launched their debut album Automatic Lullaby as a digital-only independent release.
Alongside Hannah, the band also includes Bobby Williams on electric guitar and John Parker on double bass. Drummer Daisy Palmer (Paloma Faith, Goldfrapp, Mesadorm) joins the band on a few of the tracks.
The Graduate Design Scheme is an opportunity for Goldsmiths Design graduates to return on campus and work on their own projects: for a fee, they can use a studio space, the workshops, and book machinery. This academic year, Rada Lewis (BA Design 2010) came back to Goldsmiths to develop a personal project based on a Bulgarian folk tale with political connotations about revenge, unity and how we can learn to live with each other.
Rada is bringing to life the “The Wolf and His Victims” through puppets constructed primarily out of paper; the outcome of the project will be a book and, ultimately, a stop-motion animated film. You can read the story and see images from the project on Rada’s website.
On how the project started:
“My work has always been text-based, I’m interested in text – fiction as well as non-fiction. I am from Bulgaria, and my sister sent me some Bulgarian folk stories she found extremely amusing, just for a laugh. I read this and I thought, I need to draw it. So first I started drawing it with pencils, then I started making the characters out of paper. I like making paper sculptures, so this felt natural and comfortable for me.” Continue reading “Goldsmiths Graduate Design Scheme: Rada Lewis brings to life “The Wolf and His Victims””