Second year students Zuzana Marekova, Kate Schofield from BA (Hons) Printed Textiles & Surface Pattern Design and Sarah Binless from BA (Hons) Art & Design (Interdisciplinary) had their work featured in the ‘Mapping Territory’ Exhibition at Ravensbourne College of Design & Communication, situated next to the Millennium Dome in London.
The exhibition which was the result of collaboration between students and Progression teams of the UK Art and Design Institutions Association (UKADIA) members, accompanied the annual UKADIA conference 2014 ‘Imagining the Future’.
The preview for the exhibition was opened by the artist Grayson Perry who met with each of the artists before the exhibition launch. It brought together work by 22 students who had progressed to higher education study through National Arts Learning Network (NALN) member access initiatives.
The artists’ common attribute of their journey into Higher Education was explored through a range of cross-disciplinary work; ‘the theme of mapping might be understood not only to geographically link these students but also to map out lived experience and a route towards a space for knowledge and creativity’.
The students were supported in the development of their work by Garry Barker and Gareth Wadkin at Leeds College of Art. Leeds College of Art hosted a curatorial gathering of the northern partners and curators in November 2013 and the evaluation session on March 19th.
The exhibition at Ravensbourne ran from 25th February to 1st March 2014.
All images copyright Alys Tomlinson