Cambridge School of Art launches new talent

Published: 7 May 2010 at 15:22

Students showcase cutting edge exhibits ranging from fine art to latex fashion

Anglia Ruskin University’s Cambridge School of Art has a produced some outstanding graduates over the years, including Pink Floyd's Syd Barrett, Spitting Image Creators Peter Fluck and Roger Law, and Ronald Searle, the creator of St Trinian's. More recently, graduates have won a BAFTA for game design, illustrated the best seller Where’s Stig? for Top Gear, and designed a stamp for the  Royal Mail’s series celebrating the 2012 Olympic Games.

More new talent will be on display at the Cambridge School of Art Degree Show of 2010, with over 200 graduating students from a range of disciplines. This degree show marks an exciting moment in the students’ careers, and presents a window of opportunity for local creative industries keen to snap up new talent, and for art lovers to acquire the work of a future star.

Those graduating this year include a ‘one to watch’ artist Amelia Poon from Cambridge, BA (Hons) Fine Art, who has had her work ‘Mobile’, chosen from over 12,000 entries for the 60-piece shortlist for the Royal Academy of Art Summer Exhibition. At the Cambridge School of Art Auction, which is held annually to raise money for the Degree Show, buyers were keen to snap up Amelia’s work,  with the highest-selling work of the night, Amelia’s ‘Synergy’, selling for  £290.

Exhibits will showcase a wide diversity of work, from Fine Art to Fashion. 2010 sees the first graduating year of the BA (Hons) Fashion Design, whose students are already making a name for themselves. Joy Williams began to experiment with latex in order to push her abilities using unusual material, and this led to an opportunity to work with up-and- coming art-based photography company Fetish Rocks ( Through connections on the BA (hons) Fashion Design Joy landed an internship with couture latex company House of Harlot. Joy will be showing her work at Cambridge School of Art and at venues across the UK throughout the summer.

The Degree Show is open to the public from 3-11 June 2010 at the Ruskin Gallery, Anglia Ruskin University, with free admission. The Fashion show will be held on Thursday 3 June, with showings at 6.30 and 8.30pm, in the Refectory, Helmore Building, Anglia Ruskin University.  Tickets at just £1 will be on sale at the door.

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