Ruth Jacob is a student on our MA in Fashion as well as the postgraduate Departmental Student Coordinator for Design this year, and she has a message for those of you who need her help and would like to get in touch with her:
„Hello to all postgrad Design students! I’d like to introduce myself as the DSC for the department. If you have any points, concerns or praises for the department please feel free to get in contact with me through Facebook or through my Goldmail account. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to hearing from you.”
Coder and director Evan Boehm, who is a graduate of our MA in Design: Critical Practice (and whose award-winning digital work has been featured on the blog in the past) is one of the nominees for Tate Britain’s IK Prize. Votes from the public will have a say in choosing the final winner, so go ahead and have a look at the shortlisted entries and then, of course, vote for Evan!
The purpose of the prize is to celebrate creative talent in the digital industry; it will be awarded to an innovative project that adds to people’s enjoyment of Tate Britain’s art collection. Evan’s submission is called “Through The Eyes of an 8-Year Old’ ; as it is obvious from its title, it is a proposal for an animated, interactive web experience that explores the museum through the eyes and imagination of a child. Voting closes at midnight on January 24th, and the winning entry will be announced on 6 February, and subsequently turned into reality for display at Tate Britain, with a budget of £60,000.
Today’s random blog link is Edward Bagenal, who is a lecturer at Goldsmiths Design, but also paints and draws, and you can see his artwork on his tumblr blog HERE.
Do you have any art materials that you can do without? Why not donate them? Action for Refugees in Lewisham (AFRIL) is a charity dedicated to alleviating poverty amongst refugees, asylum seekers and their children. As part of their services trying to make a positive difference, they are running Rainbow Club on Saturdays, a supplementary day school, for 63 children aged 5-11. This initiative is experiencing a lack of art materials, so if you can help them by providing any of the following:
• A3, A4, A2 white cartridge paper
• A3 coloured paper including black
• A4 and A3 white and coloured card charcoal sticks
• Paint/Paint palettes,
• Chalk pastels,
• Oil pastels,
• Masking Tape
• Pritt sticks
or similar items, please bring them to Room 124 of the Richard Hoggart building at Goldsmiths by the end of January. Visit AFRIL’s website if you want to know more about their activity.