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Autism-Friendly Design: Learning about Real Life through the Virtual Environment

Students from BA (Hons) Interior Architecture & Design have been on a mission to spread the word about their autism-friendly design projects, with their tutor Joan Love. Additionally, the briefs provided an opportunity to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic, integrating a series of design ideas relating to social distancing, hygiene and materials with natural anti-microbial properties.

29/06/20

19 WORDS: The Poetics of a Viral Rhetoric

Oliver Bray, Director of Arts at Leeds School of Arts has produced 19 Words, a series of visual poems using the language deployed by the government during Covid19.  

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RSA Student Design Awards Shortlisted Students

Two Leeds School of Arts students have been shortlisted for this year’s RSA Student Design Awards (Royal Society for the Encouragement of the Arts, Manufactures and Design).

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Temple Newsam Grounds

Principal Lecturer Paul Ratcliff was recently commissioned to create an artwork featuring the recordings of various birds and animals in the grounds of West Yorkshire stately home Temple Newsam.

15/05/20
 
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Broadcast Media Technologies Students benefit from long-running partnership with BBC Introducing

The long-running partnership between Leeds Beckett University and the BBC Introducing project has provided our students with numerous opportunities to work with up and coming artists over the past few years.

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Reframing Energy Access: Insights from The Gambia

LSA Academic publishes new book about energy provision in The Gambia

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Product Design Futures Conference 2020

2020 conference attended by Leeds Beckett staff and students.

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Oliver Twist at Leeds Playhouse

Music Performance and Production student Alistair Lacey works on the new play ‘Oliver Twist’ at Leeds Playhouse featuring the use of integrated creative sign language, audio description and captioning.

Set of the film 'Cut Throat'

Student talent model helps university gain regional reputation as top film and TV educator

Samantha Babrovskie, Senior Lecturer in Production Design, talks about Harrogate Film Festival.

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Transnational Flamenco: Exchange and the Individual in British and Spanish Flamenco Culture

Ethnomusicologist and Senior Lecturer in Music Dr Tenley Martin investigates transnational musical exchange through the lens of British and Spanish flamenco communities in a new book set to be published 21 March, 2020.

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Stardom and the Archive

Director of Research for Leeds School of Arts Prof Robert Shail delivers a paper regarding the historical collection of press books held by the British Film Institute at the Stardom and Archive Conference 2020 in Exeter.

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Rafael Pérez Evans Awarded the Supporting Emerging Talent Scholarship

We sat down with Spanish-Welsh artist Rafael Pérez Evans who has been awarded the 2020 Supporting Emerging Talent Scholarship.

19/02/20
Northern Film School official education partner of Harrogate Film Festival

Harrogate Film Festival

The Northern Film School reflects the increasing importance and significant growth of the Creative Industries in the UK economy, in particular, the screen industries.

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Magazines publish BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing students’ editorial work

Students are working as contributors to established publications

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Carolyn Thompson’s ‘Post Moderns’ art exhibition

Leeds School of Arts Academics review Carolyn Thompson’s ‘Post Moderns’ art exhibition at Shandy Hall in their text, ‘Breaking and Entering’

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Social Media Use In Art

Special issue of the Journal of Writing in Creative Practice edited by LSA doctoral candidate Zara Worth with contributions from LBU staff and Alumni.

20/01/20

Leeds School of Arts Academic Developing an Innovative Story Game App

Dr Anna Zaluczkowska, a reader from Leeds School of Arts, is supporting the development of a new prototype story gaming app through the SSN. Anna needs writers and colleagues working within media to play some stories as well as offer feedback through the SSN.

Victor Newsome Exhibition

New exhibition celebrating the life an­d work of artist Victor Newsome goes on display in Naples

Shoo Social Media (Nazia, far right)

Work experience with Shoo Social Media

Recent graduate Nazia Hussain reflects on her current role as a graphic designer and how her degree in Fine Art set her up to take the next step.

06/08/19
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Inside the exhibition.

Tacit Agreements

This June, Gallery House will hold an event by Leeds Beckett University MA Art and Design as part of INDEX, under the banner of Yorkshire Sculpture International.

20/06/19
Simon Morris' artwork

Professor of Art labelled 'philosophically irresponsible.'

Professor Simon Morris founded Information as Material in 2002 - a publishing imprint for experimental literature that has subsequently published over fifty books by artists and poets around the globe. He has variously been described as ‘philosophically irresponsible’ (Revue d’esthétique, Paris, France), ‘a literary pervert’ (Whitechapel Gallery, London), ‘mischevious’ (Times Literary Supplement) and ‘an inspired lunatic’ (Guardian).

22/05/19
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International society success for graphic design students

Two Leeds Beckett students have received recognition from the prestigious International Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD) for their outstanding work.

17/05/19
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Architecture students on a one day trip in Wakefield

First Year BA (Hons) Architecture students visited the Hepworth Wakefield Art Gallery and the Yorkshire Sculpture Park on 8 April.

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Art School for Rebel Girls

BA (Hons) Fine Art student Alice Needham is part of the Pavilion team working on the three year Art School for Rebel Girls (ASFRG) programme

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Project in Partnership with Arts Council Collection

BA (Hons) Fine Art and BA (Hons) Graphic Arts and Design students are working with the Arts Council Collection in response to the forthcoming exhibition, Criminal Ornamentation, opening at Longside Gallery at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park on 5 April 2019.

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The sound of (the word) revolution

This research began by thinking about The Beatles ‘Revolution 9’ sound collage from 1968 that doesn’t even include the word ‘revolution’ but that reached millions of homes. And each year I keep hearing new songs with the word ‘revolution’ – why do we keep returning to the sound of that word?

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International Women's Day: Bloody Good Period

F=, a feminist collective comprised of Senior Lecturers from the Leeds School of Arts, invite you to join us to celebrate International Women's Day on 8 March.

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Casey Orr's Saturday Girl wins top prize at Format International Photography Festival

A collection created by photographer and Senior Lecturer Dr Casey Orr has scooped top prize at this year's Format photography festival.

05/02/19
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Ruskin's Gift

John Ruskin was born on the 8 February 1819, 200 years ago. To commemorate his bicentenary Keith Rowntree explores the links between the celebrated art critic and Leeds School of Art. 

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Audio Art

Lecturer and practising artist Dr Alan Dunn has been making some noise in the world where art and sound combine.

Technology Symposium

Technology Futures Symposium

Students from across Leeds Beckett University’s Leeds School of Arts were given the opportunity to engage with the concept of ‘Technology Futures’ through a Symposium on Wednesday 7 November 2018.

08/11/18

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