Amelia Clifton / BA Fashion Media & Marketing / Arts University Plymouth
Graduate Shows 2024
May 28 – Sep 5, 2024
Arts University Plymouth
Plymouth, UK

From art and design to digital media and traditional making, discover the future of creative practice across our range of creative courses, from pre-degree to postgraduate level. We explore new horizons and push the boundaries of creative practice, encouraging students to think of themselves as professionals from their first day on campus. Each year our annual showcase offers students the opportunity to celebrate the culmination of their hard work whilst propelling them into the creative industries.

Each year, as part of our Graduate Shows, the university recognises the outstanding achievements of our students. During our season of events for Graduate Shows, we’ll be presenting the following awards to our Pre-Degree, Undergraduate and Postgraduate students:

Board of Governors Awards

The Board of Governors Awards highlight and celebrate the outstanding achievement of students who have overcome obstacles to educational achievement, raised the profile of the university, and demonstrated a significant contribution to university life. This award is given to one Pre-Degree, one Undergraduate and one Postgraduate student.

Vice-Chancellor’s Commendation Awards

The Vice-Chancellor’s Commendation Awards recognise outstanding creative and academic achievement, alongside a sustained contribution to the university community, where the student has produced high-quality work, made significant progress, and made a positive contribution to the programme through excellent studentship. This award is given to one Pre-Degree, one Undergraduate and one Postgraduate student

Pro Vice-Chancellor’s Award

The Pro Vice-Chancellor’s Award is for an exemplary research project at undergraduate level, presented through the Research Poster in Unit 601 and an exemplary research project at postgraduate level presented at the final module assessment. The award will be for student research that is innovative, well-structured, communicates to a wide audience and considers its impact with relevant stakeholders. This is awarded to one Undergraduate and one Postgraduate student.

The Dean’s Award

The Dean’s Award recognises the achievement of an outstanding exhibition of creative work, judged on the quality of work and the overall exhibition design demonstrated by students graduating on their course. This award is given to the whole graduating class from one undergraduate degree, and to one postgraduate student based on their MA exhibition.

Graduate Employability Award

The Graduate Employability Award recognises a graduating Level 6 (undergraduate) student who has demonstrated sustained engagement with their personal and professional development throughout their studies, building outstanding transferrable and employability skills. The award is nominated by undergraduate course leaders.

Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Award

The Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Award recognises a graduating Level 6 (undergraduate) student, who in addition to demonstrating sustained engagement with their creative practice, is already operating in a professional capacity, for example; working as a freelancer, selling their work or having work published or exhibited. This award seeks to provide a valuable helping hand to an aspiring creative entrepreneur, and the winner will be provided with a series of one-one-mentoring sessions with the business consultants Micronomy. Over the last year Micronomny have supported some of the residents of our workroom initiative, offering tailored entrepreneurial advice and introducing our graduates to connections in the City which have led to successful business opportunities. The mentoring sessions with Micronomy could provide the winner of this award with a real kick start to their freelance career.

  • Ho Tzu Nyen: Time & the Cloud
    Jun 4 – Aug 4, 2024
    Art Sonje Center
    Seoul, South Korea

    Art Sonje Center is delighted to present Ho Tzu Nyen: Time & the Cloud, a comprehensive solo exhibition showcasing the artistic journey of Singaporean artist Ho Tzu Nyen. Spanning two decades of his practice, this expansive exhibition explores complex layers of modernity in the postcolonial contemporary Asia. Ho’s exploration transcends geographical boundaries, delving into social, cultural, political, and economic realms across Southeast Asia and beyond. (more…)

  • George Byrne: Synthetica
    Jun 13 – Jul 14, 2024
    Show Gallery
    Los Angeles, USA

    Show Gallery is pleased to present Synthetica, a solo exhibition by Los Angeles-based Australian artist George Byrne. References to magical realism, modernism, theosophy, and AI combine to explore the tension between the natural and the artificial. The exhibition challenges preconceptions of reality in an increasingly digital age while paying homage to Byrne’s analog photo roots and influence from the new topographic photographers. (more…)

  • Patrick Weldé: Freiheit
    Goswell Road

    On the occasion of our exhibition with Weldé at CFAlive Milan L’AMOUR TOUJOURS, we publish a new edition of the previously sold-out book that we produced with Weldé in 2017, FREIHEIT. All of the photographs in FREIHEIT were taken by Weldé on disposable cameras between 2011-2015. They show a tender side to the artist and his friend circle, and the purest form of trust. (more…)

  • Gregory Crewdson: Retrospective
    May 29 – Sep 8, 2024
    Wien, Austria

    Gregory Crewdson (*1962, Brooklyn) is one of the world’s most renowned photographers. Since the mid-1980s, Crewdson has been using the backdrop of small American towns and film sets to create, like a director, technically brilliant and colourfully seductive photographs that focus on human isolation and the abysses of society. The enigmatic scenes self-reflexively raise questions about the boundary between fact and fiction but can also be related to socio-political developments. (more…)

  • Mani Mazinani and Sanaz Mazinani: Dastgāh
    Jun 4 – Oct 31, 2024
    Evergreen Brick Works
    Toronto, Canada

    How do you listen? What do you hear? Nestled in the Don River ravines amidst urban trails and the Don Valley Parkway, Dastgāh is a sound sculpture that asks visitors to open their ears and listen differently. Created by the brother and sister duo Mani Mazinani and Sanaz Mazinani, the instrument takes its title from the Farsi term “dastgāh,” and can be literally translated as a “hand” (dast) and “gāh” (way) or “set of directions,” a modal system that serves as the foundation for composition and improvisation in Iranian music. (more…)

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