The film Gold Dust by Ruskin BFA alumna, Becs Andrews (1997-2000) has recently been selected for inclusion in the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition, LIGHT.
HOLLY SLINGSBY (BFA Christ Church 2006) creates performances that re-invent religious and mythical traditions. She is interested in mythological history and how it permeates contemporary culture.
Ruskin alumni: Holly Graham (BFA 2012, St Hugh's College), Kinga Lubowiecka (BFA 2011,St Hugh's College) and Milly Peck (BFA 2012, St Edmund Hall) show they work at the Greenroom in Cracow, Poland as part of the Cracow Gallery Weekend KRAKERS.
Zander Whitehurst (BFA 2010-13) has developed an innovative donation platform using contactless and NFC technology, called Common Pence.
The Ruskin is thrilled to announce that alumnus Paul Franklin (BFA 1986-89) was awarded the Oscar for Visual Effects for his work on the science fiction film Interstellar. This follows on from Paul's recent success of the BAFTA award.
The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation has announced that Oliver Beer (BFA 2009, Worcester College) is the winner of the Daiwa Foundation Art Prize 2015. Oliver was shortlisted alongside Mikhail Karikis and Julie Brook, also of the Ruskin (BFA 1983, Magdalen College).
Nathaniel Mellors (BFA 1999, St Catherine's College), in partnership with the Harris Museum & Art Gallery, has won the Contemporary Art Society Award 2014. Mellors will create a film that will form the centrepiece of a major exhibition on the themes of Samuel Beckett and The Theatre of the Absurd.
Conrad Shawcross (BFA 1999) has been commissioned by the Wellcome Trust to create a monumental new public art installation in the heart of London.
Exhibition dates: 5 – 27 September 2014
Helen Marten (BFA 2008) has her first institutional solo exhibition in Germany this autumn. September 6–November 2, 2014 Opening: September 5, 18–21h