- New Banksy book – The Bristol Legacy
Banksy: The Bristol Legacy
Edited by Paul Gough
Published April 2012
160pp 100 (mainly colour) illustrations softback £14.99
The Banksy v Bristol Museum exhibition held in 2009 was arguably the most successful exhibition held in the city attracting record numbers of visitors who queued for hours to witness what some may consider to be the most anarchic ever takeover of an established regional museum.
- Six grants awarded to explore groundbreaking ideas for new heritage experiences
Projects to bring Georgian pleasure gardens to life and explore cemeteries of the future
Six projects have been commissioned out of the South West to unlock histories, hauntings and happenings in all kinds of UK heritage attractions, unraveling rich experiences through the use of cutting edge technologies. The commissions come under the banner of Heritage Sandbox, the first run of funding announced by REACT, one of four UK Knowledge Exchange Hubs for the Creative Economy funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC).
- The producers and presenters of the future? UWE Bristol and BBC celebrate Talent Ticket
Talented young people from John Cabot Academy and City of Bristol College have had a fantastic opportunity to learn about production, presenting and film making through the Talent Ticket, an exciting partnership initiative between UWE Bristol and the BBC.
- UWE Bristol sweeps the board for nominations at the SW Regional Television Student awards
Media Practice and Animation students from UWE Bristol have swept the board with nominations for finalists at the South West Regional Television Student Awards. All of the finalists nominated for this year's competition, an annual event, come from UWE Bristol, this is the first time that this has happened.
- UWE student reaches finals in national 'Renault Twizy' design competition
A student at UWE Bristol needs your votes for her design for the new Renault Twizy. Emma Brown, who is a first year Graphic Design student at UWE Bristol, has based her design for the Renault Twizy car livery on the explosive imagery at a firework display. The competition is run by Subtv in association with Renault. Emma submitted her entry after reading about the competition on the Design Week blog.
- Could eating insects solve world food shortage?
Creating tasty food items from ground-up insects could be a solution to global food shortages, according to Insects Au Gratin, an exhibition featuring 3D food printing technology.
- UWE Bristol students and staff give sound inspiration to BBC Radio 4 Festival
As part of UWE Bristol's collaborative civic ethos, staff and students from across the University are making significant contributions to the BBC Radio 4 'More Than Words' festival, celebrating the art of sound, storytelling and the art of listening. Radio 4 hosts this exciting free festival in Bristol from 16–18 March to mark the BBC's strong and enduring partnership with the city.
- Extreme wave art on show at RWA Bristol
Dramatic artworks showing storms, extreme waves and unstable weather patterns are currently on show at a new exhibition, Extremes and Instabilities, at the Bristol Royal West of England Academy.
- Hacking scandal? – twas ever thus, says media expert
The first authoritative book on the 'Hackgate' scandal includes a revealing chapter by Mike Jempson and Wayne Powell from Mediawise based at UWE Bristol. Entitled 'Blame not the mobile phone, twas ever thus' it catalogues many previously untold stories about harm done by an intrusive press behaviour. Phone hacking, they argue, is just the latest underhand tactic used to invade privacy in order to sell newspapers.
- Alex Hartley's 'Nowhereisland' captures the imagination of young people across the South West
Artist Alex Hartley's 'Nowhereisland' comes to the South West this summer as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. Primary schools, surfers, a group of young mums and a team of refugee footballers have been busy preparing for the arrival of the island, along with its accompanying programme of welcome events, activities and land-based mobile Embassy, to ports and harbours across the region.
- UWE Bristol graduate designs book cover for Philip Pullman's latest edition of his 'Dark Materials'
A UWE Bristol Illustration Graduate has designed the front cover for world famous author, Philip Pullman's latest edition of 'His Dark Materials' published by Everyman library.
- UWE helps art and design students break into creative industries
UWE Bristol is hosting a free D&AD Education Day in Bristol on 25 January to give art and design students from across the region a chance to break into the creative industries. Among the events are one-on-one portfolio surgeries where students can get professional feedback on their work.
- UWE Bristol Illustration students spread Christmas cheer with beautifully crafted cards
A group of entrepreneurial Illustration students from UWE Bristol have produced a series of unique and beautifully crafted Christmas Cards on sale to the public to raise funds for their final year London degree show.
- Colourful future for UWE in EU print project
The University of the West of England's Centre for Fine Print Research (CFPR) has been named as a partner in a major European network to research the future direction of colour printing. Potential innovations include exploration of the possibilities of using more than the conventional four colours of cyan, magenta, yellow and black to create multi-channel printers.
- UWE Bristol graduate photographer gets national recognition for amazing photos of nuns and street scenes
A graduate from UWE Bristol, Ibolya Feher, is getting significant recognition for her work. She was runner up in the Guardian Student Media Awards Student Photographer of the Year and a finalist in the London Street Photography Festival earlier this year. Ibolya was also a finalist in the South West Graduate Photography Prize organised by Foto Now.