With The Edinburgh College of Art Degree Show 2014 due to open this weekend (24th May) we’ve been chasing the very best students in sculpture, architecture, interior design and textiles looking for their most exciting pieces of work. Using the teams’ DSLR 60D camera we captured ECA’s weirdest and most wonderful creations on film. (Keep a look out for the video next week!)
Calling this year’s show one of ‘The brightest and most joyful’ shows to date, Textiles’ Programme Director Lindy Richardson was keen to show off her students’ finished products. Using everything from jelly to concrete as inspiration for items of clothing fourth year Jennifer Ellery had some particularly stunning textiles in her degree show collection. Despite being exhausted following the run up to the show Jennifer was happy to chat through her ideas and show off some pieces, all of which were designed with texture and ‘feeling’ in mind. Jennifer chatted about how fabrics and sensations can evoke memories and how she wanted to explore this in her collection.
Having filmed everything from vases made from ground-up plastic bags to human-sized puppets ballroom dancing it’s clear that this years’ degree show really is a visual feast and is certainly worth a look.
Kanru Liu who has just completed her Masters in Interior Design was keen to show that good design is more than just aesthetics. Her model for a school dining hall that grows its own raw food on an interior school farm caused a stir on Business Preview Night. She explained that she was keen to take her concept to China after graduation and see if she could move the project forward.
The list of noteworthy works is endless and has given us here at the Web Team a new appreciation for just how hard ECA students work, particularly at this time of year when they are also being assessed. If you can’t make it along over the coming week then take a look at our video which will be up on the website soon.